Antler India presents NEXT100 Big Ideas for New Startup Founders and Entrepreneurs

Hemant Kumar

Antler India NEXT100 Startup Ideas

The early-stage venture capital firm Antler India released NEXT100, a first-of-its-kind report sharing 100 big startup ideas from India’s top investors, operators and founders.

Prepared in collaboration with 100+ VCs, unicorn founders, technologists & ecosystem leaders, NEXT100 answers “What’s an example of a startup you wish someone was building? Or if you yourself could start up, what idea would you pursue?” if asked to India’s most respected minds in entrepreneurship.

Our intent is to help more founders think BIGGER,” said Nitin Sharma, Partner at Antler presenting the report on social media platform X. Touching on themes ranging from the next era of Consumer to AI, DPI, Deeptech, Climate, FinTech, Health and SaaS, it shares innovative ideas and insights into the future of startups and entrepreneurship in India.

Here’s a summarised version of the ideas shared in NEXT100 by Antler India coming from some of the top investors and founders of the country. You can visit the official website for detailed information on the same.

Founders & InvestorsStartup Ideas
Amit Kumar Agarwal
Founder & CEO – NoBroker
Pet animals care
Anand Daniel
Partner – Accel
Urban counterparts for rural areas
Anand Lunia
General Partner – India Quotient
Free online education platforms like Khan Academy
Ankur Warikoo
Content Creator & Entrepreneur
Cost-efficient housing at scale
Arjun Malhotra
General Partner – Good Capital
Geriatric care
Arjun Vaidya
Co-founder – V3 Ventures
Consumer brands for the masses
Arpita Kapoor
Co-founder – Mysa
House management
Home Services
Arun Vinayak
Co-founder – Exponent Energy
Lean machines
Hariharan Premkumar
MD & Head of India – DSG Consumer Partners
Tailored products and services for senior citizens
Harsh Jain
CEO & Co-founder -Dream Sports
Sports startups
Hena Mehta
Co-founder & CEO – Basis
All-in-one childcare solution for urban India
Kanwaljit Singh
Founder & Managing Partner – Fireside Ventures
D2C brands for tier 3 cities and beyond
Kuldeep Dhankar
Co-founder – Last9
Personalised consumer goods
Pratham Mittal
Founder – Matsers’ Union
SMB entrepreneurship programs for students
Pratik Poddar
Partner – Nexus Venture Partners
Consumer startups from India for the world
Radhika Agarwal
Entrepreneur-in-Residence – Blume Ventures
Decathalon for senior care needs
Concurrent programs to create job-ready graduates
Rahul Chowdhri
Investor – Stellaris Venture Partners
Enhancing by simplifying customer experience
Sai Krishna V K
Senior VP – Polygon Labs
Specialised toolkit designed for the Apple Vision Pro
Sajith Pai
Partner – Blume Ventures
Daycare for young children
Salone Sehgal
Founding General Partner – Lumikai Fund
Interactive media startup
Sunitha Viswanathan
Partner – Kae Capital
Luxury brands for the world from India
Utsav Somani
Founder – Offline
Paid membership communities & exclusive networks
Amit Gupta
Co-founder & CEO – Yulu
Manufacturing for the world
Anirudh Singla
Founder & CEO – Pepper
End-to-end GenAI workflows for enterprise
Aviral Bhatnagar
Founder, A Junior VC
LLMs based on Indian languages
Bala Parthasarathy
Chairman & Co-founder – Freo
GenAI accessibility through speech and videos
Dev Khare
Partner – Lightspeed India
Bridging language barriers in public services through multilingual AI
AI-powered ITES/BPO services
Ishavasyam Dash
Director – Antler India
AI-led next-gen fashion SaaS
Jitendra Gupta
Founder & CEO – Jupiter
AI’s role in financial services and customer interactions
Manav Garg
Founding Partner – Together Fund
AI-driven enterprise software
Ranjeet Pratap Singh
Co-Founder & CEO – Pratilipi
Accessible AI & human personal assistance
Rohit Chennamaneni
Co-Founder – Darwinbox
Connecting local talent with global opportunities
Sanjay Swamy
Co-Founder – Prime Venture Partners
IoT and AI-enabled ventures
Shubham Sandeep
Managing Director – pi Ventures
AI model compression technology
Sriharsha Majety
Co-Founder & CEO – Swiggy
Democratizing GenAI for everyone
Adnan Ahmad Ansari
Associate VP – The Asia Group
Moving local chemists to e-pharmacy through ONDC
Barath Shankar Subramanian
Partner – Accel
B2B marketplaces for the world
Brij Purohit
Co-Founder – SellerApp
Interoperable system of rewards and incentivization on ONDC
Dasharatham Bitla
Founder & CEO – Bitsila
Multilingual voice interface powered by the ONDC protocol
Dr. Pramod Varma
Co-founder, FIDE
Re-imagining the use of DPIs as a service
Kritika Sethi
Co-Founder – WeVaad
Leveraging AI for Efficient Dispute Management
Manoj Gupta
Founder & CEO –
WhatsApp shopping via multilingual voice
Pranav Pai
Founding Partner & CIO – 3one4 Capital
ABHA-integrated insurance claims management network
Rashida Bohra
Co-Founder – ALT
Ratings and reviews management for all participants within the ONDC ecosystem
Rishabhnand Singh
Product Manager – Network Enablement – ONDC
Solutions for RetailOps using PoS and Real-time Inventory
Sandeep Virdi
Operations – ONDC
A framework for authentic transactions on the ONDC network
Siddharth Shetty
Co-Founder – Sahamati
Account Aggregator Ecosystem
Sujith Nair
CEO & Co-Founder – FIDE
Enabling India’s Journey to an Open Digital Economy
Vibhor Jain
President – Network Governance & COO – ONDC
Federated AI architecture/learning model for digital commerce
Anshuman Bapna
Founder –
Tackling Scope 3 emissions
G V Ravishankar
Managing Director – Peak XV Partners
Market-driven solutions for groundwater replenishment
Jaspreet Bindra
Founder – The Tech Whisperer Ltd.
Circular Economy solutions for household waste
Mayank Kumar
Co-Founder & MD – upGrad
Nuclear fusion at scale
Naveen Unni
Managing Partner – TVS Capital Funds
A marketplace for the circular economy
Shanti Mohan
Founder – LetsVenture
Community-led solutions for sustainable change in resource utilization
Sudhakar VS
Founder – Big Basket
Next-gen water recycling solutions
Vinod Murali
Co-Founder – Alteria Capital Advisors
Global solutions in climate technology
Vishesh Rajaram
Managing Partner – Speciale Invest
Alternate energy storage solutions for a resilient grid
Yamini Bhat
Co-Founder & CEO – Vymo
Solutions paving the way for a Net Zero Future
Anjali Sosale
Partner – WaterBridge Ventures
Reforging Indian Manufacturing
Anshu Agrawal
Co-Founder – Flint Labs
Transforming intelligence by merging AI and Neuroscience
Lalit Keshre
Co-Founder & CEO – Groww
Community farming solutions
Mudit Narain
Vice President – Blume Ventures
Cell manufacturing and exploring alternatives to lithium-ion technology
Nidhi Mathur
Partner – Axilor Ventures
Sustainable alternatives to conventional chemicals
Rajiv Srivatsa
Co-Founder & Partner – Antler India
Integrating VR/AR into content
Ranjeet Shetye
Venture Partner – YourNest Venture Capital
Quantum solutions for ultimate data privacy
Shrishti Sahu
Managing Partner – Swadharma Source Ventures
Shifting manufacturing of semiconductors, laser components, and refractories from China to India
Srinivas Rao Mahankali
CEO – T-Hub
Startups specialising in agritech solutions
Tarun Mehta
Co-Founder & CEO – Ather Energy
Solutions to recycle lithium-ion battery packs
BG Mahesh
Co-Founder – DigiSahamati Foundation
A company offering financial services ethically
Dravisha Katoch
Community Lead – Antler India
Boosting sovereign gold bonds adoption with digital platforms
Edul Patel
Co-founder & CEO – Mudrex
Crypto-backed loans and credit cards
Hrushikesh Mehta
Senior VP – Financial Services – ONDC
Tailored audio-visual personal finance apps for the bottom of the pyramid
Mridul Arora
Partner – Elevation Capital
A platform democratizing financial access and comprehension for all
Mukul Arora
Co-Managing Partner – Elevation Capital
Fintech apps to enhance experience, access and efficiency
Nithin Kamath
Founder & CEO – Zerodha & Rainmatter
Helping retail investors better manage risk, behaviour & finances
Osborne Saldanha
Principal – EMVC
Financial products to India’s real estate market
Paroma Chatterjee
CEO – Revolut India
Tailored financial education for all
Sahil Kini
Co-founder & CEO – Setu
Sweep-in/Sweep-out savings account
Sandeep Jethwani
Co-founder – Dezerv
Fintech solutions for India’s rising affluent demographic
Shripati Acharya
Managing Partner – Prime Venture Partners
Cybersecurity for digital transactions
Susmit Patodia
Director – Antler India
Solutions for savings and credit
Aditya Ghosh
Founder – Homage & Co-Founder – Akasa Air
Affordable early detection and cancer care infrastructure
Ananth Narayanan
Founder – Mensa Brands
Affordable mental health help solutions
Ashwini Asokan
Founder & CEO – Mad Street Den,
Innovative solutions in women’s healthcare
Dhruv Gupta
Co-Founder & CEO – Orange Health Labs
Seamless pediatric services for India’s next generation
Integrated services for infertility care
Gowri Shankar Nagarajan
Director – Antler India
Centralized digital platform for hospital checkouts
Nandini Vishwanath
Director – Antler India
Pioneering products for Indian women’s sexual and holistic health
Rahul Mathur
Associate Director – InsuranceDekho
Tailored health system that ensures quality care without financial burden
Aakrit Vaish
Co-Founder & CEO – Haptik
Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS)
Avinash Raghava
Founding Volunteer & CEO – SaaSBOOMi
Building bridges between new startups and seasoned advisors
Gowri Shankar Nagarajan
Head of Portfolio – Antler India
Complete cloud-based/mobile ERP system tailed for Indian businesses
Krishna Hegde
Co-Founder – PYOR Edge
Tech Solutions for Worker Autonomy
Pallav Nadhani
Co-Founder and Investor – Seeders
MIS solutions to streamline data management and collaboration
Shobhit Bakliwal
Founder – OakRev
Simplifying app interactions with automated rules
Srikrishnan Ganesan
Co-Founder & CEO – Rocketlane
A comprehensive and user-friendly rating platform
Vani Kola
Managing Director – Kalaari Capital
Game development infrastructure, SaaS services and sector-focused ancillaries

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