7 Startup Success Stories that will Inspire You in 2021!

The journey from start to finish is no joke. There are substantial ups and downs, lots of ups and downs, but a true entrepreneur with a problem-solving spirit and visionary approach can hit every milestone on his wish list.

2020 was a year full of shocks and surprises; While many companies saw a significant increase in their market position, many fell. But the constant hustle and bustle and the will to never give up make a startup a multinational.

It is common for people to lose hope in times of despair, but that is not what you should do if you are an entrepreneur. Your only goal should be to do it big.

However, if you’re losing hope because times are bleak and you need a source of motivation to keep going, you’ve come to the right article!

In this article, we discuss the seven most incredible success stories from startups who have worked really hard and implemented their brilliant ideas to make their dreams come true.

These inspiring success stories are sure to give you a sense of relief, help you achieve your goals, and get you moving.

So are you ready?

Let us begin!


Flipkart is a name known to all. It is a widely known e-commerce website that offers a wide range of products, from healthcare to electronics, there is nothing you cannot find on Flipkart.

Deliver the ordered product directly from the store to your door. Flipkart achieved great success a few years ago as it was one of the first companies to introduce an online marketplace for the Indian population. Flipkart pioneers Sachin and Binny Bansal had worked with Amazon; hence they came up with an idea similar to that of their organizations ”.

Initially, Flipkart was a market for books, but as they continued to grow, so did their niche. Now they sell almost everything. The brand became such a success that it even took over Myntra (electronic shopping store) in 2014.

The name is currently among the top 5 billionaire startups in the world with a net cost of $ 11 billion according to the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource reports.

Red Bus:

RedBus was launched in 2016 and in just four years the company has grown dramatically. The company is working to facilitate travel by facilitating road transport and hotel reservations through the online medium.

The startup’s success is the result of a ready-to-use idea that its founders brought to the market to make road trips easier for a common man.

The three businessmen and passers-by from BITS-Pilani, Charan, Phanindra and Sudhakar, came up with this idea when one of the three friends, Phanindra, was unable to visit his home for a festival due to missing a bus ticket.

Although the trio worked for renowned multinationals, they risked starting their own business. And with their continued efforts, they have done it in a big way.


Zomato was nothing more than a sensation. Launched in 2008, the brand has grown in just 12 years to become one of the best-known and most loved restaurant review and food delivery platforms globally.

It currently operates in 19 countries and includes 331,200 restaurants worldwide.

Many don’t know that it originally started out as Foodiebay.com; The idea was so good that it gained recognition in India two years after its launch and gained worldwide recognition in another two years.

Co-founders Pankaj Chaddah and Deepinder Goyal wanted to market something of their own. Although they had no money and their savings were rapidly dwindling, reliable market research, an understanding of their product, and decisive aptitude helped them weather all the confusion.

Rest is history


HestaBit, like other companies, started with a big dream in some young minds. Just a tech startup in 2012, the company has become one of the leading mobile app, web app and website development companies. It creates technology and also provides its credible resources to other organizations so that many can fulfill their dreams.

The three founders, Dipanshu Upadhyay, Harshvardhan Lakhera, and Prashant Gautam, started the company in their college days with a bit of uncertainty, big dreams, and great competition.

However, moving forward in time, they not only expanded their operations in three countries — the US, UK and India, but also gained recognition from esteemed organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Gray Group of Singapore.

With brilliant projects to showcase, the company continues to succeed in its niche, offering all of its competitors direct challenges in project quality and experienced resources.

Ola Cabs:

A few years ago, it would have been totally unthinkable to think that taxi booking would be within digital reach. Thanks to Ola Cabs it has become possible to book a taxi in a few minutes and in a few dozen.

You can easily open the Ola app and book a taxi at very cheap prices. The drivers will contact you and arrive at your destination. So you don’t have to walk from street to street looking for a good taxi, the taxi will find you!

The company was developed by Ankit Bhati and Bhavish Aggarwal, IIT-B graduates who worked in various multinational corporations before getting their hands on entrepreneurship.

The idea came from a bad weekend trip that the dua had to face. They wanted something that would bring comfort and transparency to travelers. And to that end, they not only made their own lives easier, but they also made the journey easier for billions of people.

Make a difference (MAD):

The organization operates according to the motto: “Don’t stop BELIEVING!” and aims to provide facilities for disadvantaged children. Even Michelle Obama visited the organization’s office and danced to her children.

She has been working for the cause for almost a decade. The organization works with young leaders to overcome educational inequalities and ensure that all children have access to a quality education.

The idea for the organization came about when the three founders, Gloria Benny, Jithin C Nedumala and Sujith Abraham Varkey, visited a children’s shelter in Cochin. They saw that each child had dreams, ambitions, and talents, but not enough resources. So they came to visit us again and again. There they went crazy (not literally); there the seed of a great idea was planted.

The organization runs several volunteer programs that recruit people to teach children of retarded origin. Currently, more than 2,100 MAD volunteers teach approximately 5,200 children from around the world. Many organizations have honored MAD for its successful operations.

Make my trip:

Innovative entrepreneur and IIM Ahmedabad graduate Deep Kalra founded Make My Trip to revolutionize the travel industry. The company was initially launched for the US market in 2000 to cater for the NRA’s North American tours.

In 2005, it put its foot in the Indian market by launching airline ticket booking.

In just a few years, MMT was listed on the NASDAQ and in just one year it made three acquisitions and received worldwide accolades and honors.


These success stories give entrepreneurs some hope and motivation that the smallest ideas can also grow into big ones, no matter how competitive the market is.

All you need is the right combination of dedication, innovation, motivation and determination.

Although we have fulfilled the motivation part, it is necessary to unite the three remaining elements.

These are just a few common people who are not so common now just because they made the right decision and steps. So why do you think you can’t?

Just keep going!

Mr. KS Bakshi is one of the Founder Directors of the Oriental Structural Engineers (OSE) with 50 years of experience in civil engineering and infrastructure