From India’s first smart electric scooter to fantasy cricket: Ten startups doing amazing things

From India’s first smart electric scooter to fantasy cricket: Ten startups doing amazing things

February 16, 2016 by Anna O'Hare

With SURGE just around the corner, we thought we’d give you an idea of some startups to look out for, from smart scooters to fantasy cricket.

If you spot a startup you’d like to connect with on this list, remember that you can download the SURGE app to make connections before the event.

Ather Energy

Ather Energy believe the future of vehicles is electric and connected. They’ve created India’s first smart electric scooter. The big reveal of this innovative scooter is happening at SURGE and we can’t wait to see it.


When it comes to searching the web, every millisecond matters. With this in mind, Algolia have created a real-time search offering for businesses to include on their website. So far they’ve raised over $18 million in funding to bring this speedy search to life. is a deep linking platform provider that has secured $35 million in a recent funding round led by Founders Fund. Overall, they’ve raised to $53 million for their product that’s used by the likes of Pinterest, Buzzfeed and Ticketmaster.


Pepipost pride themselves on having the most disruptive pricing for emails. You only need to worry about paying for the emails that aren’t opened. They’re also known for their lovable mascot, who was very popular at our European event Web Summit.


StrandD are there for you for when you’re stranded. Specifically, they provide roadside assistance through their app. Plus, there’s a handy offline mode, a lifesaver when your mobile internet cuts out. They’re one to watch, and have recently been profiled by Forbes.



PropStack are bringing transparency to commercial real estate in India, a much-needed step for India’s booming property market.



If you’ve ever gotten frustrated having to switch between apps on your phone, ReBoard could be your saviour. It’s a revolutionary keyboard that lets you do tasks from your keyboard. It’s gained substantial attention from the media and has been featured on TechCrunch, YourStory and The Next Web to name a few.



SiSense is the analytics company that simplifies data so that businesses can make quicker decisions. It recently secured $50 million in funding under its new CEO Amir Orad.



They’ve set out to be the AirBnB of short-term rentals for the Indian audience. Currently bootstrapped, they’ve been approached by a number of investors but have not yet accepted outside funding.

Want to reach out to these startups and more? Download the SURGE app.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.