10 Emerging Analytics Startups in India to watch for in 2016

India is welcoming a new breed of entrepreneurs and has recently evolved to become the third largest base of ‎technology startups in the world. With about 4,200 startups in its kitty‬‬‬‬‬, it all comes down to the survival of the fittest.

However, our niche being the analytics community, we consider startups from different domains such as analytics services, analytics product startups in hospitality, marketing, etc. So, here are those top 10 fighters for the year 2016 (listed in alphabetical order) who have not only shown tremendous growth but also hold huge potential for their future.

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AS_Vert_RGB_SThe Altiscale Data Cloud is a fully managed Big Data platform, delivering instant access to production-ready Hadoop and Spark on the world’s best Big Data infrastructure. Altiscale is led by an experienced, renowned Hadoop team from Yahoo! including the Founder CEO, Raymie Stata, who was the former Yahoo! CTO and a well-known advocate of Apache Software Foundation & CTO, David Chaiken, former Yahoo! Chief Architect.

With development centres in Palo Alto, Champaign (Illinois) and Chennai and sales offices in many cities, Altiscale has grown rapidly in the last few years and boasts of many marquee customers across various industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Marketing and Digital Media & Gaming.

The Altiscale Data Cloud is “always on” & secure. Their solution is always up to date with the latest production-ready releases, so the end-users can take advantage of the most recent innovation.

Dextro Analytics

6698-01-mike-tug-of-war-powerpoint-templateDextro Analytics helps clients take better decisions by deriving differentiating foresight and integrating customized solutions based on their revolutionary Artificial Intelligence and machine learning platform. In a short span of time, Dextro has acquired impressive clientele in North America, South East Asia and Australia, the list including Fortune 100 companies.

Mr. Ajith Govind and Mr. Manmit Shrimali, co-founded Dextro analytics with the belief that they are re-defining the analytics and consulting industry. Dextro Analytics is building a rewarding culture with centricity on the client and employee. This is facilitated by creating unique policies which ensure continuous reward and feedback to each and every employee.

GlobCon Technologies

GCT-Logo-TaglineGlobcon Technologies is an analytics company providing cutting-edge solutions in Big Data, Customer and Marketing Analytics, Social Media, Product Strategy, Market Research, Human Capital Management, Business Intelligence and Sales Planning.

At Globcon, we proudly position ourselves as a management consultancy with a focus on analytics to help our clients improve business outcomes. With real-time big data analytics solutions, our clients can accelerate decision-making in fast paced markets. They can also prepare for change by forecasting consumer trends using our predictive analytics package and improve their customer relations using our smart social media solutions. Our strong team of data scientists strives to provide actionable insights. With domain experts from Consulting, Finance, Retail, E-commerce, FMCG, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Sports we specialize in customizing our solutions for your specific needs. Our services come neatly packaged in easy-to-use interfaces.

Globcon was founded by Tanmay Bhandari and Vishal G., when the two shared their love for numbers and passion for solving real-world problems with data. They share over a decade of strong analytics experience, and have earned a reputation for attacking their customer’s hidden pain points. The company is based out of (but not restricted to) Mumbai. For more information, write to info@globcontech.com.


Incedo LogoIncedo Inc. was founded in 2011, when the technology unit of Indiabulls was spun out as an independent organization. With 40+ marquee clients in sales, marketing, data visualization, Interactive analytics and self-service BI, their analytics solutions are supported by a deep expertise in data management services for data collection, cleansing, consolidation and governance to ensure consistency in the use and maintenance of data.

Incedo is a Bay Area Headquartered technology firm with a track record in delivering large scale initiatives with the nimbleness, creativity and personal attention of a startup. They work with organizations in the Life Science and Financial Services verticals to implement business intelligence solutions that provide multiple perspectives and visualizations utilizing a variety of analytical tools and modeling techniques.


nFactorial-Team-Photo-with-logonFactorial Analytical Sciences enables enterprises to turn employee experience to customer loyalty. The company was founded by Dr. Arun Krishnan with over 17 years of experience in analytics and computing and his team has a combined experience of over 50 years across multiple organizations and countries in academia and industry.

Incorporated in 2014 in Bangalore, the year old startup is already in discussions with Healthcare, Retail, Travel, Hospitality, Banks, FMCG, BPO and IT services companies.

nFactorial’s real-time solution n!Gage provides leaders and managers with actionable insights to proactively Identify burning employee and customer issues immediately, design and monitor the impact of  relevant  interventions in real-time as well as engage positively with employees to drive customer loyalty and revenue. The platform utilizes a performance centric model to gather employee and customer feedback on a real-time basis. Deployed in the IBM cloud, the platform is secure, scalable, reliable and customizable.

Perceptive Analytics

Perceptive AnalyticsPerceptive Analytics is a fast growing data analytics company focused on e-commerce, Retail and Pharma industries. Based in Hyderabad with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Miami, they boast of two of the Fortune 500 clients and TATA group company in India.

Their CEO, Chaitanya Sagar, is an alumnus of Indian School of Business and believes in using a Five Second principle. So, no matter how many GB the data, an executive dashboard must be intelligible within 5 seconds so their customers can start using it right away. Moreover. the clients get to work on cutting edge data analytics.

They hire data scientists and those with awesome analytical and programming skills, people who love to challenge and expand your capabilities. They have a weekly “POP (Present-Over-a-Pizza) show” meeting where everyone presents their own project and gets to learn from each other!


_DSF0772 (1)Founded in November 2014 in Delhi, by three co-founders, Ishaan Sethi, Harshil Gurha and Jitesh Luthra; PropheSee is a marketing analytics SaaS platform working with brands to help them take control of their digital data & make the most educated decisions in one consolidated platform.

In the progressive data analytics arena, brands are using multiple platforms to manage their digital presence which often leads to problems around data reconciliation & a significant budget & time waste. As a consolidated tool, PropheSee leads to increased capital efficiency. Additionally, by tracking end-to-end digital data, brands can take a much more cohesive approach to digital as decision makers are able to analyse each channel in isolation as well as any effects a channel may have on another.

They have raised their SEED round from the Indian Angel Network & Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India, marking the latter’s first investment in the country. Moreover, they were listed by SutraHR as among the 100 startups to watch in 2016.

Quantta Analytics

quantta_logo_twitterFounded by Malvika and Vinay Bawri, Quantta Analytics is a spatial and predictive analytics firm with offices in Palo Alto, Kolkata and Bangalore. They use analytics to answer three simple but powerful questions – who will buy from you, what will they buy from you and where will they buy it from. Clients use their services to drive revenue and reduce risk by creating synergy between their products and the customer.

Working for the energy, banking and financial, retail, FMCG, and fast food industries, they have built a unique Software as a Service (SaaS) to help clients understand their data effectively.

Their vision is to lead 21st century innovation by nurturing top talent to incubate ideas that bring elegance, simplicity, and productivity to everyday life. From better functionality to beautiful interfaces, their innovations will change the way their client’s work.


3W9A2369 with logoRepuFact is one of the world’s best Review Management and Customer Intelligence solution for the Hospitality & Tourism industry. They track User Generated Content across 125+ different internet venues and 25 global languages to extract customer reviews of all kinds, forms & languages, analyse them and give meaningful insights and quantifiable scores across various functions of the hospitality industry. This enables organisations to measure their efficiencies, evaluate standards and plan improvisation on focused parameters while engaging with the customers effectively.

The state of the art RepuFact sentiment analysis engine uses our proprietary “Natural Language Processing and Semantic Algorithms” to identify “POS Tags” (Part of Speech Tags) in a review and return a “Sentiment Value Score” for each reference & mention.

All the sentiment value scores then translate into the aggregated scores at a Department level and for relevant Key Performance Indicators. RepuFact “Hospitality keyword Banks and Libraries” are derived and designed by our in house NLP experts and data scientist to create a world class “Ontologies and Taxonomies” for Guest Intelligence Analytics. Our average customer, a 40 room & 3 star property have seen multiple benefits of working with us.

Scienaptic Systems

image007Headquartered in New York, USA and its engineering center in Bangalore, India Scienaptic Systems is a new age technology and analytics company.

Their  vision is to infuse robust decision science in organizations. Scienaptic has added decades of analytics and functional experience to develop its own proprietary platform, called Ether. Built on a sophisticated big data tech stack, Ether is aimed at dramatically reducing friction in managing, exploring, modelling and lastly, distilling key actionable insights from data.

The purpose of Ether is to seamlessly enable everyday interactions between technology, business processes and humans. Scienaptic’s full suite of analytics solutions is aimed at reducing end to end development time by 90% and deliver exponential increase to our customer’s KPIs.

We pride ourselves in bringing together some of the best programmers, machine learning scientists and domain consultants globally available. Scienaptic founders, mentors and investors are an eclectic group of seasoned business leaders inspired by the shared vision to industrialize big data analytics and engineering at scale for businesses.

Bhasker Gupta
Bhasker is a techie turned media entrepreneur. Bhasker started AIM in 2012, out of a desire to speak about emerging technologies and their commercial, social and cultural impact. Earlier, Bhasker worked as Vice President at Goldman Sachs. He is a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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