The analytical process of evaluating the present or projected worth of an asset or a firm is known as valuation. This process helps to determine the economic value of a business or company. Business valuation can be used to identify the fair value of a business for different reasons like sale value, establishing partner ownership, taxation, etc. 

Valuations are necessary for a variety of reasons like merger and acquisition transactions, capital budgeting, investment analysis, litigation, and financial reporting.

In this blog, we will look at some of the biggest Indian startups according to their valuation.

They are listed as follows:

#1. Paytm

Paytm is a multinational technology company that specialises in finance, e-commerce and digital payments. It was founded in 2010 by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in Noida, Delhi NCR, under its parent company One97Communications. The platform also allows users to pay for utilities, recharges, transport service tickets and more.

It has grown in popularity over the years and the company now boasts over 300 million users. The platform has also expanded its services to include investment and online shopping. It also launched its initial public offering (IPO) in November 2021.

The company has a valuation of over $16 billion.

#2. BYJU’S

Byju’s (stylized as BYJU’S) is a multinational education technology company that offers online education services and operates as an education tutoring app running on a freemium model. It is headquartered in Bangalore. The app offers high-quality learning experiences to school students as well as those who are appearing for competitive exams. The app has over 115 million registered students.

It was launched in 2015 as BYJU’S: The Learning App. The app was developed by a company called Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd which was established in 2011 by Byju Raveendran, Divya Gokulnath and a group of students. 

The company has a valuation of over $18 billion.

#3. OYO

Oyo, also known as Oyo Rooms (stylized as OYO) is a multinational online travel agent and platform that provides full-stack technology to entrepreneurs and small businesses who own hotels or homes. It was founded in 2012  by Ritesh Agarwal. 

By partnering with Oyo, these businesses get access to its technology and customers. Users can book rooms instantly using the platform. 

The company started initially with budget hotels, but it has now expanded to include thousands of hotels, vacation homes and millions of rooms across more than 80 nations.

The company has a valuation of over $9 billion.

#4. OlaCabs 

Ola Cabs (stylized as OLA) is a multinational ridesharing company. It was founded in December 2010 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati. It is headquartered in Bangalore. The company allows users to order a cab and since its founding has expanded its roster of services. It also operates in industries like financial services, cloud kitchens, and used-car marketplace.

The company has also expanded globally. It started operations in Australia in January 2018, in New Zealand in September 2018 and the UK in March 2019. 

The company has a valuation of over $6.3 billion.

#5. Zomato

Zomato is a multinational restaurant aggregator and food delivery company. It was founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah as Foodiebay in 2008. It was renamed Zomato on 18th January 2010 as Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd. 

The company provides its users with detailed information about restaurants including user reviews, ratings, location images, menu details, etc. In select cities, food delivery services are also available. The company has grown to be a household name in India. Now, it also operates in 24 countries across more than 10,000 cities.

The company has a valuation of over $ 5.4 billion.

#6. Dream11

Dream11 is a gaming company and fantasy sports platform. It enables its users to enjoy fantasy sports and allows them to play sports like cricket, hockey, football, kabaddi, and basketball. The company was co-founded by Harsh Jain & Bhavit Sheth in 2008. 

Dream11 became the first Indian gaming company to become a unicorn in April 2019. 

In 2016, Dream11 had around 2 million users and as of 2021, it has over 140 million total registered users. The company has many different investors including Steadview Capital, Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity and Tencent.

The company has a valuation of over $ 5 billion.

#7. Swiggy

Swiggy is an online food ordering and delivery platform. It was founded in 2014 by Sriharsha Majety and Nandan Reddy along with  Rahul Jaimini. It is operated by its parent holding company called Bundl Technologies Private Limited.

Swiggy began with offering food delivery services but has since expanded its service roster to include on-demand grocery deliveries and general product deliveries under Instamart and instant pickup/dropoff service and instant package delivery service under Swiggy Genie.

It is headquartered in Bangalore and as of September 2021, it operates in over 500 Indian cities.

The company has a valuation of over $ 5 billion.

#8. CRED

Cred (stylized as CRED) is an Indian fintech company. It was founded in 2018 by Kunal Shah and is headquartered in Bangalore. Cred allows users to make credit card payments through their app. The speciality of the app though is that users get exclusive rewards for these payments. The app also helps to identify hidden charges in one’s credit card bills. 

The app also allows users to make house rent payments and it also introduced short-term credit lines as well as a service that provides credit score checks and analysis.

The company has a valuation of over $ 4.01 billion.

#9. Upstox

Upstox is an online investment brand under RKSV Securities. It was incorporated in 2009. RKSV is a Mumbai based SEBI registered financial service provider. It was co-founded by Ravi Kumar, Kavitha Subramanian and Shrini Viswanath.

The company offers a reliable and quick trading platform for traders in the Indian stock market. It offers services for multiple investment opportunities and services like mutual funds, IPO, stocks, and more all in one platform.

The company has a valuation of over $ 3.4 billion.

#10. CoinDCX

CoinDCX is India’s largest and safest cryptocurrency exchange platform. It provides investing and trading solutions for crypto-based financial products for retail, HNI, and enterprise customers. The company also helps to build strong crypto portfolios. It was established in 2018 by its founders, Neeraj Khandelwal and Sumit Gupta.

It also has an online academy called DCX learn, that enables users to obtain knowledge about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

The company has a valuation of over $ 1.1 billion.

Final Note

Getting the valuation of a company done can prove to be very beneficial. Knowing the value of your business can also help to figure out its worth. 

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The valuations mentioned above for each startup have been calculated around
December 20, 2021

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