Mumbai is India’s most populous city and is considered the cultural center of the nation. Formerly known as “Bombay”, the city is quite conscious of its ties to western culture—like New York, many also call Mumbai “the city that never sleeps”. It also shares characteristics with Los Angeles, given that it is home to “Bollywood”, the hub of the Hindi film industry.
But don’t let all this fool you: Mumbai is a city with a vision and a pride that is distinctly its own, and this is reflected in its multitude of businesses. Mumbai is the economic hub of India, accounting for over 6% of the country’s GDP. The city’s entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in each of its 5,600+ companies on Owler.
This year, we have selected 77 Mumbai-based companies to be recipients of Owler’s HOT In Mumbai Award, which recognizes the city’s highest-trending businesses—in other words, the ones that are glowing brightest on the world’s business radar. And this award doesn’t come without its perks: Each winner will receive a digital badge they can display on their website, which will serve to draw even more attention to their sizzling success. (Not sure how? We’ve got tips on promoting your award!)
Here’s a quick look at three of our favorites.
With Timesaverz, you have the power of a painter, plumber, or pest control guy in the palm of your hand. Their app connects you with curated, trusted professionals who are ready to help. Timesaverz not only saves you time, but it also offers you peace of mind—perhaps the ‘Z’ at the end of its name refers to the ‘Zzzzz’s you’ll be getting at night thanks to them!
The founders of Zimmber endeavored to make “the lives of their wives” easier, so they created an app that would bring qualified, experienced handymen directly to their doorsteps. Since then, the service has expanded to include everything from carpentry services to electricians, and even professional stylists who will beautify you from the comfort of your favorite chair!
Holachef offers its customers an authentic taste of Mumbai cuisine, all wrapped up in a user-friendly package. Holachef works with local chefs throughout Mumbai to create an eclectic menu of freshly prepared offerings. Then, these delicious morsels are delivered directly to your door. No two dishes are alike, and the menu changes each day, meaning Holachef will always keep you wondering what they’ll make for you next!