5 Indian Couples Who Successfully Started Their Startups

By Tapas Pal Updated

1. MobiFolio a mobile app maker

The couple: Mrigaen Kapadia (34) and Nupur Kapadia (35) (Founder and Co-Founder)

Business partners since: 2014

Founded: April 2014

Their Story: Mrigaen Kapadia and Nupur Kapadia First met at Datamatics in Mumbai were they were colleagues and their romantic journey started. The funniest part about this couple is Tahat Mrigaen Kapadia never proposed Nupur. Currently they have three apps in google play store among them BrekaFree is the flagship app of MobiFolio for monitoring and taking control of your smartphone usage habits and your digital life. It helps you check your addiction levels and also helps you unplug and disconnect from your smartphone. With breakFree you can focus on what’s important. 2. Fuel Buddy is another app for your complete car maintenance tool. It serves as your vehicle’s mileage tracker as well as its maintenance, service, repair and expense log and 3.Switch Off Notifications lets you turn notifications off for selected apps.

Profit: Yes

Funding: bootstrapped

2.Mad Street Den an artificial intelligence startup
Mad Street Den

The couple: Anand Chandrasekaran (36) and Ashwini Asokan(34)

Business partners since: 2014

Founded: September 2014

Business Place:

Their Story: Anand Chandrasekaran currently head of technology CTO at MSD was previously talented Neuroscientist who graduated from Stanford. And his loving wife Ashwini presently is the CEO at MSD have 10 years of experience from Intel as User Centric product designer.

They first touch one another heart at IIT madras where both are undergrads she was pursuing her BSc and he was doing his B Tech.

Company’s flagship product is visual search empower a user to take a picture of any dress he or she likes on real life and find it on an online shopping sites.

MSD artificial intelligence is also serves to gaming, IOT, robotics, automotive or analytics to increase consumer engagement

Profit: Not yet

Funding: At initial stage bootstrapped than raised $1.5 million (around 9 crore) from Reservoir Investments’ Exfinity Fund and GrowX Ventures

3.Cashkaroa Cashback and Coupons website
Cashkaro

The couple: Rohan Bhargava (35) and Swati Bhargava (32)

Business partners since: 2011

Founded: April 2013

Business Place: Delhi

Their Story: They met for the first time at London School of Economics and there love story started and finally tie the knot with marriage in 2009.

Rohan Bhargava is in charge of Technology related aspects where swati is managing digital marketing.

If you are very value-conscious buyer than before making any purchase on ecommerce site you can check Cashkaro which provides discount and cash back on wide range of products i.e. Electronic, clothing, shoes, accessories & bags, books, health, and kitchen etc.

As well as it’s price comparison and product discovery engines will filter and compare products based on price, and features.

Profit: They are making pretty good profit through affiliate and advertisement.

Funding: Raised $750,000(Rs.5 Crore) from angel investor in the UK in August 2013. And then Raised $3.8M (Rs.25 Crore) Series A from Kalaari Capital.

4. Wedmegoodan Indian Wedding Planning portal
Wedmegood

The couple: Anand Shahani, (29) and mehak sagar shahani, (29)

Business partners since: 2014

Founded: February 2014

Business Place: Gurgaon

Their Story: Anand shahani is the founder and CEO and Mehak Shahani is in charge of creative head at Wedmegood.

Anand is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, while Mehak has a post graduate degree from the Delhi School of Economics (DSE)

They first meet at GSK (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) Gurgaon in 2008. Before started wedmegood He was Regional Customer Marketing Manager at Abbott Nutrition and she was Risk Manager at American Express.

Wedmegood is Revolutionizing the way weddings are planned in India; One smile at a time. It is a wedding portal which claims to offer a wide range of wedding service through it’s 3500 registered vendors having variety of professionals – photographers, videographers, make-up artists, stylist, decor, and catering services, etc. So if you are planning for marriage you can check this out.

Funding: Raised Rs 2.7 crore in its seed funding round of Indian Angel Network (IAN).

Profit: Started to make profit

5. Sweets inbox online portal for sweets

The couple: Abhinav Khandelwal, (32) and Radhika Khandelwal, (30)

Business partners since: 2014

Founded: 15ht August 2014

Business Place: Pune

Their Story: Abhinav Khandelwal is in charge of Finance and operation (CFO) and Radhika Khandelwal is head of Marketing and product selection (CEO)

Abhinav Khandelwal has B.tech in computer science with 8 years of working experience in IT industry and He is a part of an entrepreneurship program from IIM Bangalore. And Radhika Khandelwal is an interior designer and architect by profession.

They first dated each other at hotel Westin on January 2011 thereafter they got married at the same year now they have two year old son Vihaan.

Sweets InBox an online platform that offers quality Indian sweets and snacks, chocolates, cookies, Desserts, and packaged foods from major vendors across the country and delivers it to your doorstep.

Funding: bootstrapped

Profit: Not Yet