Stories Behind The Top Startups Of 2015
2016 just emerged! And we seriously hope, 2016 witnesses as much growth and budding startups as 2015 did. Undoubtedly, 2015 was a crucial year for many startups. Some experienced a highly growing graph, while for others the conditions were unfavorable. Whatever it is, this is for sure that 2015 had a lot to offer to startups. Today we are going to share the stories of the top startups of 2015.
The year witnessed the steep growth of various startups – some were highly rated and appreciated, proving to be a true source of inspiration for blooming entrepreneurs. Today, let’s sit down and re-read some of the inspiring pages that talk about the success stories of these startups. Here you go with the top startups of 2015:
1. One97 Communications (India)
The company, having a back support by Alibaba Group and one of the top startups of 2015, is a cellular phone Internet corporation in India. One97 – is almost certainly well known in the market for introducing portable payments platform called Paytm that is turned into a whole other company this year and for a fact it is reportedly having a value of more than $1 billion in the market.
Payment platform Paytm has given users a complete different way to top up their account online. What makes it stand apart from its competitors in the market is that it also offers an ecommerce and railway ticket payment methods for all Indian customers who still don’t have access to debit or credit card. Recently it gained a provisional approval from the reserved bank of India to operate as a payment bank. This has given Paytm more room to expand its payment tech services.
2. Omise (Thailand)
Although Omise is much younger and a lot smaller than Paytm, it is destined to be listed among the top online payment corporations in Southeast Asia, which is known to be developing into the world’s most promising e-commerce marketplace. Omise was easily one of the top startups of 2015.
Finding out different ways that can help you and your brand to stand out on social media, and let alone different ways to convert a like or re-Tweeter into paying clientele, Quuu has initiated a brand new life of multifaceted content marketing. Quuu, one of the top startups of 2015, assists you while taking out the guesswork of social media advertising and offers tailor made content ideas and suggestions.
Luckily, there are no robots that are automating the process here with the help of keywords search or related stuff. Instead, actual humans are involved behind the scenes called ‘Quuurators’ who carefully pick the content to engage the readers.
4. Practo (India)
One of the top startups of 2015 in the field of health, Practo has brought health and technology under one roof. The investors of Practo consist of Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Chinese Internet giant and Google Capital, and it is aiming to grow internationally, with China being listed as the first market to get Practo attention.
Practo is looking forward to develop the healthcare market with basically two main products
Firstly, a market, which can help patients to locate the finest doctors around them.
And secondly, a cloud based management practice program known as Practo Ray.
5. Coupang (Korea)
It is an ecommerce company located in Seoul; Coupang is a small but growing company that has joined hands with Korean unicorns. This year it was able to score funding of about $1 billion from Soft Bank at an accounted valuation of $5 billion.
In the last few months Coupang has managed to grow rapidly, because of the high Smartphone usage rate of South Korea. But the company is not just relied completely on its mobile business chops. It has successfully built its very own network. The delivery staffs of the company act as the brand representatives and they hand the product samples along with self-written ‘thank you’ notes.
5. iFlix (Malaysia)
In case you failed to figure out from the name itself, iFlix is a clone of Netflix. In the recent months it has proven itself to be listed among the serious competitors of U.S. media streaming giant. Reportedly, iFlix, one of the top startups of 2015, is setting up to raise about $100 million, and is completely focusing on growing in the media markets of Middle East, Africa and Europe.
So which among the top startups of 2015 impressed you the most?