1. 17 startups to watch in 2017

    17 startups to watch in 2017

    17 startups to watch in 2017 17 startups to watch in 2017 Fintech laughed all the way to the bank, while food startups burnt their fingers in 2016. It’s a new year, and as always the Indian startup story will have more twists. With the dawn of 2017, we bring you a list of 17 startups to keep an eye on in the year ahead TNN | Jan 1, 2017, 04.00 AM IST Fintech laughed all the way to the bank, while food startups burnt their fingers in 2016.

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    1. From disbursing Rs 15-20 lakh loans a month, we are now disbursing Rs 1.5 crore a month. India's shift to digital payments has put us in a sweet spot.
    2. If a user wants a floral print dress, she should be able to upload a picture and find similar products.
    3. From the beginning, we were clear that we were not a ready-to-eat brand. Ours is ready-to-cook food.
    4. The sector attracted $150 million in funding. Digital India and demonetisation will only give further impetus to the sector.
    5. We are looking to increase the number of contributors on the platform. Casual users who share their travel experiences on Instagram and Facebook can find like-minded readers on Tripoto.
    6. More small-time retailers from tier-2 cities like Ajmer, Coimbatore and Kolhapur are opening up to the idea of going online.
    7. To avoid dealing with defaulters, we don't cater to students. We are trying to educate people to take loans only if they need it.
    8. As Indians, we are very good at building products that are like global apps but the creativity element is always missing. We want to change that.
    9. From handling about 10% of card payment transactions in India, we have grown to 20%.
    10. We hope to have a positive impact on the lives of people who are ill, old or anyone who needs access to medicare.
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