Here are the 25 best startups to work for in India

It’s also great to see young professionals embracing India’s startup ecosystem, with 56% of all hires in the top 25 startups under the age of 30.

Nirajita Banerjee

Managing Editor, LinkedIn News India

“Edtech has also made its mark on the list,” he said, naming companies such as upGrad, GrowthSchool and Classplus.

India’s space research and technology sector is also “an emerging sector to watch”, added Banerjee, with companies such as Skyroot Aerospace and AgniKul Cosmos making the list for the second consecutive year.

“It’s also great to see young professionals embracing India’s startup ecosystem, with 56% of all hires in the top 25 startups under 30 and 17% under 25 at the moment.” to join”.

The list LinkedIn compiled was based on internal data collected between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, measuring startups in four areas: job growth, engagement, job interest, and attracting top talent.

To be eligible, companies had to be based in India, have 50 or more employees, and be seven years old or younger at the time of calculation.

LinkedIn said the rankings serve as a resource for employees who want to grow their skills and are “excited about the opportunity to innovate.”

5. Aerospace Skyroot

Industry: Space Research and Technology

Headquarters: Hyderabad

Full time staff: 200

Most common skills: aerospace engineering, machining, scientific computing

Skyroot Aerospace was founded four years ago by engineers and former scientists from the Indian Space Research Organization. It builds technologies for “responsive, reliable, and affordable access to space.” The spacetech company is now working on a series of rockets that will help carry small satellites into space.

4. Zepto

Industry: Internet

Headquarters: Mumbai

Full-time staff: 1,000

Most Common Skills: Business Management, Manufacturing Operations, Data Science

Zepto is a startup that promises to deliver groceries in less than 10 minutes. Co-founded by two 19-year-old Stanford dropouts, the last $200 million cash injection it received in May 2022 valued the business at $900 million. That brings Zepto one step closer to unicorn status: a startup valued at more than a billion dollars.

Two 19-year-olds dropped out of Stanford to build India's next tech unicorn

3. Grow

Industry: Food and beverage services

Headquarters: Bangalore

Full-time workforce: 680

Most common skills: development tools, web development, data science

Groww is a digital investment platform that provides an objective evaluation of different investment opportunities through stocks and mutual funds. The company has more than 30 million active users, according to its website, and aims to make investing simple for the masses.

2.upGrad

Industry: E-Learning

Headquarters: Mumbai

Full-time staff: 5,000

Most common skills: Commercial management, communication, sales operation

upGrad partners with universities in India and abroad to give professionals and college students the opportunity to improve their skills. In August 2021, upGrad achieved unicorn status and has since raised another $210 million in Series F funding.

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