Bangalore, which is India’s third-most populous city, may also be its most historically rich. The metropolis is thought to have been first populated around the year 4,000 BC, making it well over 6,000 years old! It’s been home to the many Indian dynasties that have graced the region, and coins from ancient Rome have even turned up on the city’s outskirts.
But though it has a legendary past, the real story of Bangalore may reside somewhere in the near future. Bangalore is often referred to as “the Silicon Valley of India”. The city, which has well over eight million occupants, is India’s fastest-growing metropolis, and is home to 212 software companies alone! All told, nearly a million IT engineers reside in Bangalore—the original Silicon Valley has nothing on it.
Though Bangalore boasts a tropical climate, its booming businesses are responsible for the heat it currently enjoys—and Owler has noticed. We’ve combed through our community contributions and insights, and from the 5,100+ Bangalore companies featured on Owler, we’ve selected 93 businesses to receive our 2016 HOT In Bangalore Award. Winners will receive a digital badge for touting their prize on their website. (Click here to get tips on promoting your award!) Here are a few of our favorites:
Myntra perfectly exemplifies Bangalore’s tech-savvy citizens at work. Founded in 2007 by Indian Institute of Technology grads, today Myntra is India’s leading online shopping site. Two years ago, they merged with fellow Bangalore e-commerce giant Flipkart, and today, Myntra is giving online retailers like Amazon a run for their money.
Housejoy does what you don’t want to do, so you can continue to sit in your home and be happy! Their mobile app allows users to discover and connect with local service professionals for tasks ranging from laundry to plumbing. Though Housejoy has only been around for two years, they’ve already made a huge impact in the on-demand home services industry.
Perhaps you’re tuckered out from watching Housejoy fix your leaky faucet. Time to pull up Swiggy. Swiggy is a mobile app that allows you to order meals from your favorite spots and have them delivered straight to your door. Swiggy is all about food—and, as their name implies, drinks, too!