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101 Top Indian Retail Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Indian based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Indian Retail Startups

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Grofers

Grofers

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Grofers is a low-price online supermarket that provides grocery delivery.

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Reliance Industries is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas in India and internationally.

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BigBasket

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BigBasket is an online food and grocery store that delivers personal and household needs right to the customer’s doorstep.

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Jumbotail

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Jumbotail is an operator of an online marketplace that simplifies food and grocery shopping.

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Reliance Retail

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Reliance Retail offers online shopping and a chain of neighborhood stores, supermarkets, and wholesale/specialty stores.

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Flipkart

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Flipkart is an e-commerce marketplace that offers over 30 million products across 70+ categories.

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Snapdeal

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Snapdeal is India’s largest no-frills, value-focused marketplace offering products across 600+ categories from 500,000+ strong seller base.

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Mamaearth

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Mamaearth is an online retailer specializing in baby and toddler products.

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Magicpin

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Magicpin is a platform where users and merchants in a locality discover, interact, and transact.

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Pepperfry

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Pepperfry is an online furniture marketplace that offers furniture, home decors, and more.

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Spinny

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Spinny is a used car buying platform enabling trustworthy and hassle-free transactions.

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Purplle

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Purplle is an online store selling cosmetics, fragrances, skin, and hair care products.

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Wakefit

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Wakefit is a home solutions company that strives to create innovative products that are ergonomic, modern and affordable

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SUGAR Cosmetics

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SUGAR Cosmetics is a cruelty-free makeup brand providing cosmetics that is high on style and higher on performance.

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Medlife

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Medlife is India’s value-centric mobile app for online medicines order & home-delivery of medicines.

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

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ABFRL is a designs and manufactures branded apparel and operates a chain of apparel and accessory retail stores.

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Perpule

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Perpule’s UltraPOS is a cloud based, mobile POS system that substantially improves the billing and checkout process at your stores.

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GlowRoad

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GlowRoad is world’s largest reseller network of 200,000+ resellers selling across 1000+ cities and earning money online.

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Cashkaro

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Cashkaro is a coupons and cashback site rewarding customers for visiting online retailers through their site.

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Healthkart

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HealthKart offers fitness products, services and community to help consumers achieve their fitness goals.

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Arzooo.com

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India’s largest retail tech platform in consumer durables segment transforming 300,000+ SMEs with its flagship “Go Store” product

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Meesho

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Meesho operates as an online reselling platform that enables anyone to start a business without investment.

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Hopscotch

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Hopscotch provides an insider access to international brands for babies, kids, and moms.

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Udaan

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Udaan is a B2B trade platform that brings manufacturers, traders, retailers, and wholesalers into a single platform.

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Paytm Mall

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Paytm Mall is an online and mobile marketplace and a subsidiary of One97 Communications’ Paytm brand.

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Flatheads

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Flatheads is a lifestyle brand that designs and creates shoes from India for the world. Flatheads launched India’s first bamboo footwear.

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Clovia

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Clovia is a lingerie brand that manufactures and sells fashion lingerie, innerwear, nightwear, and shapewear.

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Bizom

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Bizom is the Retail Intelligence Platform of choice for brands and their retailers.

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Ramco

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Ramco Systems is a rapidly growing cloud enterprise software company

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ZopNow

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ZopNow is a technology platform for online groceries that connects consumers from hypermarkets online.

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Evenflow

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Evenflow acquires and scales third-party brands that sell on e-commerce marketplaces.

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Citykart

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CityKart is one of the largest family stores chain.

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TCNS Clothing

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TCNS Clothing is the name behind the evolution of the fashionable contemporary wear brand for women

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Boodmo

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Boodmo is an online marketplace of automotive components and products.

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StoreKing

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Digital Touch Point For Rural India

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iD Fresh Food

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ID Fresh Food is a Bangalore-based company that offers Indian food.

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Bulk MRO Industrial Supply

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Bulk MRO is a full-stack global supply chain platform for industrial products.

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Future Retail

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Future Retail operates as a retailer and flagship company of Future Group.

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Avenue Supermarts (D-Mart )

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DMart is a one-stop supermarket chain that aims to offer customers a wide range of basic home

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Beardo.in

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Beard is an official brand manufacturer of natural ordinary oils or incompatible products to bearded man.

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Voylla

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Imitation Jewellery and Accessories

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nurserylive

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nurserylive provides wide range of natural plants and accessories online in India.

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ICICI Securities

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ICICI Securities is an integrated securities firm.

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Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

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Online Multi Channel Order Fulfillment Platform which enables E-commerce merchants of all sizes to sell more.

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Wingreens Farms

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Wingreens Farms sells a range of food products and is retailed in the market and online.

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Eunimart

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Eunimart is a unified SasS Platform that simplifies Omnichannel Sales for Small to Medium Global Retail Brands.

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Wellness Forever Medicare

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Mumbai-based retail pharmacy chain Wellness Forever Medicare Pvt Ltd

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Intelligence Node

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Intelligence Node is a real-time retail price intelligence platform that develops artificial intelligence and machine learning analytical.

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Universal Sportsbiz

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Universal Sportsbiz is a youth-focused fashion company that offers a variety of clothing brands.

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Express Stores

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Express Stores is a retail and omnichannel startup company

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Apollo Pharmacy

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Apollo Pharmacy is an e-commerce company for pharmaceutical products.

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Style Bazaar

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Style Bazaar is a retail store that offers clothing, furniture, utensils, crockery, cutlery, sports goods, and other related products.

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LoveLocal (formerly m.Paani)

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LoveLocal is digitising and organising local retailers to deliver the neighbourhood shopping experience of the future.

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Zenatix

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Zenatix is an energy data analytics company that provides energy management and analytics solutions.

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Sattviko

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Sattviko is a traditional food products brand where traditional recipes meet with modern food technology.

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Kirana King

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Kirana King operates as a grocery retail aggregator.

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airpay

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Airpay offers online payment gateway solutions for e-commerce and retail markets in India.

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Sirona Hygiene

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Sirona Hygiene is a new-age startup with a range of category-defining Intimate & Menstrual Hygiene products for Women.

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Wholesalebox

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Wholesalebox is an e-commerce portal for traditional shopkeepers to buy directly from manufactures bypassing the wholesalers and traders.

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BigHaat

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BigHaat is an agriculture e-commerce startup that provides farmers with access to quality Agri – inputs and information.

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Naaptol

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Koku Gamer is an online platform that offers gaming related news, editorials, reviews, previews, and other content.

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GeoIQ.io

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Map-based intelligent platform with single-click access to street-level location data – demographics, competitions, movements – for retail.

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Future Lifestyle Fashions

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Future Lifestyle Fashions is an integrated fashion company

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sulekha.com

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Sulekha is one of India’s largest and fastest-growing digital business.

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Mahindra First Choice

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Mahindra First Choice is India’s leading car mart

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DealShare

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DealShare is a fast growing social e-commerce startup

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6Degree

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6Degree is a fashion retail startup that provides scales SMB & enterprise businesses through a B2B Retail SaaS platform

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specsmakers

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A one of South India’s fastest growing optical retail chain with a vision to provide best quality eye wear products.

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1 India Family Mart

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1-India Family Mart (parent organisation Nysaa Retail Private Limited), the fastest growing Value Retail Chain in India.

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DotPe

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DotPe is a technology start-up providing a commerce and payments platform to offline enterprise businesses.

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WalMart India

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Wal-Mart India owns and operates 28 B2B modern wholesale stores under brand name ‘Best Price’.

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LockTheDeal

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LockTheDeal is an online B2B ecommerce platform for retailers, dealers and traders offering wide range of products and brands.

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Kapiva Ayurveda

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Kapiva Ayurveda is a fast-growing Ayurvedic food brand.

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Happily Unmarried

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Happily Unmarried was anti established in 2003 with no vision and no business plan.

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SuperK

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SuperK SuperK is a tech-enabled grocery retail aggregator enabling local entrepreneurs to set up and operate mini supermarkets.

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BASIX Sub-K iTransactions

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Sub-K is a service company that offers affordable, accessible and scalable digital payment solutions to the BoP segment.

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Avenue Growth

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Avenue Growth an online platform that brands with freelance sales professionals .

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FirstCry

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FirstCry is an online shopping store offering a range of baby care products and toys.

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Ben Franklin

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Ben Franklin opticians is owned by Eyegear Optics.

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GoldVIP Technology Solutions (Crown-it)

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Crown It is a mobile app which is set to revolutionize retail business in India.

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Frontier Markets

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Frontier Markets drives life-improving products and services to rural customers, while creating digital livelihoods for rural women.

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SnapBizz CloudTech

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SnapBizz CloudTech is cloud platform developed Mobile-First, connecting stakeholders of retail ecosystem with an Innovative business model.

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PrettySecrets

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PrettySecrets is an online, Indian e-commerce website that offers a range of lingerie such as bras, panties, nightwear, swimwear, and more.

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ParallelDots

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ParallelDots is an Image Recognition platform that empowers FMCG companies to maximise their sales through better in-store execution.

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qZense Labs

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qZense Labs is building the next-generation IoT solution for fresh food quality assessment and management.

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Seniority.in

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Seniority.in is India’s largest shopping destination for senior citizens

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V2 Retail

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V2 Retail is one of the fastest growing Retail Company in India.

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The Label Life

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TheLabelLife.com is an Indian e-commerce lifestyle brand

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Shoppers Stop

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Shoppersstop.com offers a truly remarkable shopping experience on the Internet.

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Smytten

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It an online discovery platform for premium products & services

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ShopG

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ShopG is a social commerce platform selling multi category products.

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Prozo.com

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B2b e-commerce company disrupting traditional supply chains by deploying technology throughout the value chain.

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FIDOO

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FIDOO aims to digitize and organize local retailers to power the largest retail network in the world and deliver best shopping experience

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Msupply.com

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B2B eCom Company – Digital Sales & Distribution – Construction, Interiors, Infra, MRO Consumables Segment

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MyPetrolPump

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MyPetrolPump provides doorstep delivery of fuels like diesel and petrol in specialized tamper proof miniature tanks.

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Candes

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Candes is a home appliances company providing a complete range of home & kitchen electrical appliances at affordable prices.

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Appario Retail

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Appario Retail aims to be the choice for its customers and brand partners by providing a wide variety of products at great prices.

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La Opala

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La Opala is a Indian tableware retailer

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Aqualite India

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AqualiteIndia is one of the most popular footwear brands in India. It offers a wide range of shoes, flip-flops, sandals and slippers.

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Fashion & You

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Fashion & You is an Indian online shopping club providing members with access to international lifestyle brands and designer labels.

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DusMinute

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DusMinute is a platform that offers amenities such as a supermarket, pharmacy, home services, cafe and for residents of gated communities.

Written by Mark Fitz

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