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Here Are India’s Best Start-Ups To Work For!

Top winners are an interesting mix of vision, enterprise, and visionary leaders

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With India having emerged as the fastest growing large economy, startups have come to play an important role. With the incumbent government’s thrust on startups that help create more jobs, the country is set to emerge as a startup hub in the next few years.

While the startups’ contribution to job creation, and the economy overall is unquestionable, it’s interesting to know which are the best startups to work for.

Great Place to Work® Institute did a study, and BW Businessworld brings to you the findings. The top winners are an interesting mix of vision, enterprise, and visionary leaders.

So, here are the top 20 companies to work for (in alphabetical order):

ABSYZ Software Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Avi Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

BEST Alternative Advisory Services LLP

Bidgely Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


Ensight Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Erasmith Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Fourkites India Pvt. Ltd.

HashedIn Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Healthcare At Home India Pvt. Ltd.

Hunger Inc Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Inspiredge IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd. (OYO)

Pi Datacenters Pvt. Ltd.

Scholiverse Educare Pvt. Ltd. (Internshala)

Silver Arrow Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

Thoucentric Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Treebo Hotels

U2opia Mobile Pvt. Ltd.

Xanadu Realty Pvt. Ltd.

Our Methodology

Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 58 countries partner Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking and planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture. 

Great Place to Work® Institute’s methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective and is considered as the Gold Standard for defining great workplaces across business, academia and government organizations.

Great Place to Work® Institute is proud to present the first ever list in the country on – ‘India’s Best Start-ups to Work For – 2018’.

56 Start- ups applied to be assessed by Great Place to Work® Institute, representing 10 industry sectors to be considered to be recognized in the inaugural list of Best Start-ups to work for in India.

Eligibility Criteria:

Employee Strength – 50 or higher

Years of Operations: 2 to 7 years 

The institute conducted a rigorous assessment to identify the Top 20 Start-ups that are being published in alphabetical order, by their media partner BW Business World.

As part of this assessment, the organizations are evaluated through two lenses. The first lens measures the quality of employee experience through the institute’s globally validated survey instrument known as Trust Index©. The survey helps in seeking anonymous feedback from employees and carries 2/3rd weightage. The second lens is called Culture Audit©, that evaluates the quality of people practices in an organization, covering the entire employee life cycle. This carries 1/3rd weightage. The Institute undertakes a robust validation process on the data gathered through the assessment process. The cumulative score of Trust Index© and Culture Audit© determines an organization’s inclusion in India’s Best Start-ups to Work For 2018. No individual or jury has a say in who makes it to the list – only employee feedback and quality of people practices determine if an organization is a great workplace.

Read a detailed feature on what makes these organizations the Best Start-ups to Work for in the next issue of BW Businessworld.

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