11 Most Promising AI Startups In India To Track – 2024

AI Startups in India

Indian tech space has witnessed an exciting boom in AI startups, each offering innovative solutions across diverse sectors. 

AI Startups in India

India has over 100 AI generative startups and among 24 of them has raised over $500 million in funding in 2023. Some of such prominent startups are-

AI Startup Name Founding Year 
Haptik AI 2013 
Arya AI 2013 
CoRover 2016
ElasticRun 2016
ScribbleData  2017
Karya AI 2021
MachineHack GenAI  2021
Kissan AI 2022
Sarvam AI2023
Krutrim AI2023
Jan AI Yet to launch in 2024 
AI Startups In India

These startups use AI technology like ChatGPT, OpenAI, Midjourney, etc. to revolutionize the traditional way of working in industries. 

1. Haptik AI 

The startup was founded by Swapan Rajdev and Aakrit Vaish in August 2013, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

It is a conversational AI solutions company which specializes in developing and operating AI powered chatbots for the industry to help customers find the right information at the right time through different channels of their choice.

Haptik AI

The platform uses NLP and industry specific AI models, which helps machine learning to understand the user’s inquiries like a human. With that the platform offers high efficiency, accuracy, improved customer engagement, notably reducing bot failures, etc. 

Haptik’s AI solutions meet the diversifying needs of modern business and operations. It has also expanded its operations in finance, healthcare, and more. 

2. Arya AI 

A Mumbai based AI startup, which was founded in 2013, by Vinay Kumar Sankarapu and Deekshith Marla.

It is a comprehensive AI platform which is being designed to help humans in solving their complex problems at a much faster rate and also to empower and help other AI companies and developers. 

Arya AI startup

For that the platform has gathered amazing talent which is  supported by extensive academic research in the respective domains.

It offers a range of tools and services which helps in streamlining the process with rapid development, training and using AI models. The platform helps in simplifying the complexities that come into the way of AI model development. 

3. CoRover 

This AI startup company was founded in 2016 by Ankush Sabharwal, Kunal Bhakri, Rahul Ranjan, and Manav Gandotra, and is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. 

It is the world’s first and the highest ROI-delivering human-centric conversational and generative AI platform. It has helped many organizations and businesses to save their extra cost, improve and enhance customer experience, and also helps in increasing revenue. 

CoRover AI startup

The platform is being used by over 1 billion + users, and uses patent-pending technology based on AI, machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and with that specializes in offering AI VideoBots, AI VoiceBots, AI ChatBots which help in improvising the operational efficiency.

Not only this, CoRover is also a  Multi-Lingual (100+ Languages) platform that has multichannel/omni-channel AI virtual assistants. The company has its own LLM (Large Language Models), named BharatGPT, a generative AI, which generates text, voice, and even video also. 

4. ElasticRun  

It was founded in 2016 by Sandeep Deshmukh, Shitiz Bansal, Saurabh Nigam. It is a technology driven logistics platform that uses AI and ML solutions in transforming the way goods and services are used to get delivered in India. 

ElasticRun AI startup

They use AI tools to optimize operations and logistics and to build a connection between businesses with a vast network of entrepreneurs. 

They offer services like transportation, retail services, last mile delivery, list of large number of rural stores, etc. Their long term goal is to make ElasticRun a technology platform that enables a “no capex” and “variable cost” crowdsourced logistics network.

5. ScribbleData 

Founded by Indrayudh Ghoshal and Venkata Pingali in 2017. It is a data products platform for advanced analytics use cases. They mainly design to streamline data and process the execution of lightweight machine learning algorithms. 

Scribble Data AI startup

It helps in driving more insights and enabling businesses to quickly value their business from time to time. It also ensures data reliability, trust for the right decision-making process and also offers pre-built private data products for the marketplace.

6. Karya AI 

It was founded in 2021 by Vivek Seshadri, Safiya Husain, and Manu Chopra. This AI startup focuses on creating employment opportunities for rural India.

According to the founder and CEO, Manu Chopra, “Our goal is to train rural communities to take up roles in AI and provide financial literacy. Talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not”. 

Karya AI

On their app, users are required to perform tasks like, recording audio and videos in their native languages,conversing in their manner,  contributing to AI data. 

The platform is expanding its hands in various Indian languages, enhancing  AI databases with diverse linguistic data. Their platform helps rural workers with right opportunities and employment. 

7. MachineHack GenAI  

Founded in 2021 by Bhaskar Gupta and Krishna Rastogi in Bengaluru. The platform helps developers in enhancing their coding skills and also helps in fostering professional growth at all expertise levels in the field. 

MachineHack GenAI  AI startup

The platform hosts AI courses, competitions, assessments, etc. It has also developed an AI co-pilot specially designed to guide and mentor developers throughout their AI career. 

MachineHack also publishes articles, stories, and all the insights on generative AI, explaining how it’ll meet the needs of its rapidly growing user base. Apart from this the platform has one of the highest growth rates in the country, signifying its impact in the AI industry and enhancing coding. 

8. Kissan AI 

The AI startup that is especially designed for using AI in Indian agriculture for farmers. It was founded in 2022 by Pratik Desai.

The startup unveiled their LLM in 2023, named Dhenu 1.0 for overcoming the problems in Indian agriculture, and has a bilingual nature and processes over 3,00,000 sets of instructions. It understands English, Hindi, and also Hinglish. 

KIssan AI startup

For Dhenu 1.0 they use NLP and AI solutions. Dhenu guides farmers dealing with queries, recommending them crops, helping them with crop monitoring, pest control, market intelligence, etc. 

Also the company is currently working on expanding Dhenu’s abilities and innovation, adding more local language into it and creating new AI tools for automated farming. 

9. Sarvam AI 

Sarvam AI was founded in July 2023 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It was founded  by Vivek Raghavan and Pratyush Kumar. The company aims to develop and operate a full stack of AI generative AI solutions, that will majorly include a large scale of Indic language model and voice interfaces. 

Sarvam AI startup

It also develops a platform which can build generative AI apps. Apart from that their first model, named OpenHathi v.01 was also announced to launch in 2023. 

The company wants to break the language barriers, particularly for India’s diverse language space. They are also focussed on building powerful LLMs (large language model) which will be a good support for Indian languages. 

10. Krutrim AI 

Krutrim AI is the fastest AI startup to reach unicorn status. The startup was founded by Ola’s CEO Bhavish Aggarwal in December 2023. The company became a unicorn after raising $50 million in funding, naming itself as the first AI startup to reach that target so early by raising $1 billion in post valuation. 

Krutrim AI startup

The platform is programmed to simplify your tasks in daily life with keeping a sense of Indian ethos. It has been trained on over 2 trillion tokens which can understand around 20 Indian languages.

It can also generate content in languages, like, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Odia, Kannada, and Gujarati. 

11. Jan AI 

It is being referred to as the competition of ChatGPT, led by Jasprit Bindra and Sudhir Tiwari. Their vision behind it was simple, to develop an AI model only for India, which will focus on the country’s diverse preferences, needs, and languages. 

For this they need to collaborate with government, academic institutions, and ofcourse the IT industry. The AI models need an LLM that is majorly trained on Indian data and has the ability to understand it. The model is in its developing phase.

These are just a handful of the many promising AI startups in India that are worth tracking. As they continue to innovate and expand their reach, these companies are not only helping to shape the future of technology but also contributing to India’s way towards AI innovation.

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Vansh Arora
Vansh Arora
1 month ago

Agree, India will become a hub of AI startups in near time!