List of Companies/Startups founded by IIM Calcutta alumni

IIM Calcutta is a premier institute of India that has started its journey in incubation that will groom handpicked students and help them launch their startups. At present, there are 381 companies/startups, including 5 unicorns, founded by IIM Calcutta alumni. Some startups are listed below:


HCL Technologies is most prominent IIM Calcutta start-ups it provides application development, management & maintenance services, cloud computing, CRM, e-commerce, mobility, SAP, systems engineering, IT infrastructure management and other related services. Has a BPO arm – Next Gen BPO with a 400 seater delivery center in the Philippines. Offices in 31 countries.

FOUNDED : 1991

CO-FOUNDER : Shiv Nadar

REDIFF is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996. It is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and New York City. According to Alexa Internet, is the No. 41 Indian web portal as of 2019.

FOUNDED : 1996

FOUNDER : Ajit Balakrishnan


Policybazaar is an online insurance aggregator and a global financial technology startup. It provides a digital platform – website and app – where users compare financial services from major insurance companies.

FOUNDED : 2008

CO-FOUNDER : Alok Bansal


Quikr is an online classified’s website for India that enables people in the same city to meet and trade household goods, cars and bikes, services, real estate, jobs, and matrimonial.

FOUNDED : 2008

FOUNDERS : Jiby Thomas and Pranay Chulet


PaisaBazaar, a part of PolicyBazaar, is an online platform that enables users to compare for personal/education/home loans and get them online. It allows users to compare credit cards from leading banks along with the option to invest in mutual funds online.

FOUNDED : 2009

CO-FOUNDER : Naveen Kukreja


ReNew Power Limited is an Indian renewable energy company headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana. renew develops, builds, owns and operates utility scale wind and solar energy projects as well as distributed solar energy projects that generate energy for commercial and industrial customers.

FOUNDED : 2011

FOUNDER : Sumant Sinha


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Delhivery has become India’s leading supply chain services company. Their vision is to become the operating system for commerce in India, through a combination of world-class infrastructure, logistics operations of the highest quality and cutting-edge engineering and technology capabilities.

FOUNDED : 2011

CO-FOUNDER : Bhavesh Manglani


Jabong is an online marketplace for multi-category fashion products. Its catalog includes apparel, footwear, accessories, etc catering to men, women, and kids. It provides mobile apps for Android, IOS, and Windows platforms. It is now merged with myntra.

FOUNDED : 2012

CO-FOUNDER : Praveen Sinha


RenewBuy is one of the fastest-growing Direct Insurance Broking Company in India. They offer a wide choice of life and general insurance policies available with multiple insurance companies. RenewBuy is an online insurance platform that gives a smartest and fastest way to compare, choose and buy motor and health insurance policy.

FOUNDED : 2014

CO-FOUNDER : Balachander Sekhar


Swiggy is most recognized IIM Calcutta start-ups it delivers food and desserts from restaurants to customers under 40 minutes. Its smartphone-equipped delivery personnel provides deliveries to customers through an app powered by routing algorithms. Customers can track their food orders in real time.

FOUNDED : 2014

CO-FOUNDER : Sriharsha Majety


Ftcash is one of India’s fastest-growing financial technology venture, recognized by Forbes, which aims to empower micro-merchants and small businesses through financial inclusion using digital payments and loans.

FOUNDED : 2014

CO-FOUNDER : Vaibhav Lodha


Revv is an online aggregation platform that allows customers to book rental cars for self-drive. Provides pickup and drop services from the user’s location. Charges a refundable amount of INR 5000 as deposit at the time of booking. Pricing includes unlimited kilometers, taxes and insurance.  

FOUNDED : 2015

CO-FOUNDER : Anupam agarwal


CARS24 is an India-based platform for selling used cars. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, that provides an online platform for buying and selling cars. Founded in 2015, it’s mission is to revolutionize the way used cars are sold in India.

FOUNDED : 2015

CO-FOUNDER : Mehul Agrawal


Niyo Solutions Inc. is a Bengaluru based Fintech startup that operates at the intersection of financial services, technology & human resources by providing digital payment solutions to our customers. It has grown into a 700+ employee-strong organization headquartered in Bangalore.

FOUNDED : 2015

CO-FOUNDER : Vinay Bagri


Hansel helps product-first companies address user-drop offs and low conversions in key product flows and funnels by giving product teams a no-code interface to map and deploy meaningful product interactions at pivotal user moments

FOUNDED : 2016

CO-FOUNDER : Varun Ramamurthy Dinakar

The journey to becoming an entrepreneur and establishing a successful brand often led people to hard-work and determination, which have been proved by IIM Calcutta alumni. This highly motivates youth to come up with outstanding ideas and to be part of such an elite group.

We hope you enjoyed reading out our list of startups by IIM Calcutta alumni. Do let us know in the comment section if we forgot to mention any startups.

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