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Just like, ‘Apps’, India has welcomed the new trend again- ‘The Startup Trend’. The nation has evolved as the third largest base of startups in the world with over 4,200 startup firms- the number, which is still escalating. Despite the various challenges, startup entrepreneurs might have to face, the industry is booming and the impact till date can’t just go unnoticed.

There is a wide array of startups, which have left a benchmark in the country. CareerBuilder India has in store for our readers the top 5 different startups, which were born, ‘not’ long time ago, but are fair enough to adorn the hit list of the blooming startups in India:

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1. Holidify

In a country with diverse cultures, religions and cities, the young mind Rohit Shroff could not think of anything better than discovering an idea of launching a firm, which is a destination discovery website. Popularly known as ‘Holidify’, the travel website offers a wide spectrum of personalized holiday packages, which travel lovers can explore and book just from their comfort of their homes. Introduced in January 2014 with 290 destinations, the site has stretched its roots to 559 destinations, which can be booked easily by adventurers, solo-travelers, honeymooners and business marketers.

2. Instahyre

Where the startup sector is on the boom, entrepreneur thought of launching companies, which can result in increased employment. Here we came across ‘Instahyre’- the wonderful portal founded by the solo entrepreneur Aditya Rajgarhia that allows job-seekers from all over the world to find their dream job without any hassle. Remember, the platform only shows a curated list of startups out of which, candidates can choose their dream company. Prompt and relevant, the results that Instahyre brings, certainly make the job-searching process easier and smooth for fresh, medium to senior-level candidates. Say, ‘good bye’ to recruitment agencies.

3. CareerMate

The startup was launched recently by some senior IIT/IIM professionals naming Punit Srivastava as the first with Jagdish N (Advisory Director) to name a few. With over 16 years of experience in HR & Trainings, the founders of this startup became successful by helping aspirants from college to carve a fantastic career for themselves. The startup offers trainings to corporate staff on how to find the right skills in the manpower and prepare candidates for internships along with assisting them with their long term career goals.

In the starting up phase, the founder-CEO plays the role of the HR head. It is only in the scaling up phase, when the business and product market is established, that you introduce the heads for HR and other functions, said Sanjeev Aggarwal, cofounder of venture fund Helion Venture Partners.

4. PropheSee

Incepted in November 2014 in Delhi, by three co-founders, Ishaan Sethi, Harshil Gurha & Jitesh Luthra, the marketing analytics SaaS platform was formed. The idea behind launching the company was to help brands have control of their digital data and make decisions, which result in fruitful results.

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Ashish Kashyap, founder of the ibibo Group, an online travel services provider, says, “Human resource leads need to play the role of business partners to the founders. The traditional paradigm of HR does not work in technology startups.”

5. Glassdoor

Last but not the least, this startup has hit the list of top 5 startups in India. The HR tech startup is a job-listing website that allows job-seekers get acquainted with insights about prospective employers, companies, work culture, salary package. The platforms makes it easier for job-seekers to choose their dream company without having to waste their time going for a wrong interview. Besides this, there are other HR tech startup companies as well offering services including recruiting, payroll, talent management and more.

Enthralled by the success of these top startups? We’ll bring more for you. Keep reading our startups stories.

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