ET Startup Awards 2021: nominees for social enterprise


This prize will reward the startup that best embodies the “double bottom line” model that combines profits and public good.


AND Tech

Founded in: 2014

Founders: Richa Singh and Puneet Manuja

Situated at: Bangalore

Key investors: Elevation Capital, Phanindra Sama (redBus), Paula Mariwala (Seedfund)

What he does: YourDost is a digital platform for promoting mental well-being, which caters to over 300 clients and over 900 experts offering consulting services. Its journey began as a blog, but in 2014 it evolved into an online counseling portal when its founders realized they needed to leverage technology to break down the social stigma associated with therapy.

Innovations in Genrobotics

Innovations in GenroboticsAND Tech


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Founded in: 2017

Founders: Vimal Govind Manikandan Kondayath, Nikhil Puthiyaveettil Nettur, Arun George and Rashid Bin Abdulla

Situated at: Thiruvananthapuram

Key investors: Unicorn India Ventures, Anand Mahindra, Rajan Anandan, Jayesh Parekh

What he does: Genrobotics designs and develops robotic solutions to address various sanitation and health issues such as manual cleaning and rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. Its main goal is to use technology to alleviate social problems. Its clients include governments, municipalities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, refineries, private organizations and entrepreneurs.

Jai Kisan

Jai KisanAND Tech

Founded in: 2017

Founders: Arjun Ahluwalia and Adriel Maniego

Situated at: Bombay

Key investors: Mirae Asset, Blume Ventures, Arkam Ventures, Better Capital

What he does: Jai Kisan finances income-generating activities in agriculture and related industries, financing inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and crop protection products as well as associated equipment. It also provides an agricultural market – Bharat Khata – for users to buy inputs, facilitates trade links with buyers and farmers, and offers advisory services.


GooderaAND Tech

Founded in: 2014

Founders: Abhishek Humbad and Richa Bajpai

Situated at: Bangalore

Key investors: Omidyar Network India, Nexus Venture Partners, Elevation Capital

What he does: With the goal of transforming corporate social responsibility and giving using technology, Goodera is committed to helping companies effectively measure, manage and report their CSR projects. Today, Goodera is the world’s largest volunteering company, empowering more than 5 million employees to volunteer with thousands of nonprofits in more than 100 countries.

iKure Techsoft

iKure TechsoftAND Tech

Founded in: 2010

Founder: Sujay santra

Situated at: Calcutta

Key investors: Ratan Tata, Village Capital, Intellecap Impact Investment Network

What he does: iKure provides affordable and accessible primary health care to the last mile through technology. To date, the company has reached a population of 12 million people and treated more than 2.5 million patients in 6,200 villages across eight Indian states. The company has its own proprietary platform consisting of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and device integration.

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