Build what you want to see – RailYatri startup story


Jack Dorsey, Co-founder and CEO, Twitter, once said, “Build what you want to see in this world,” and that’s exactly what the founders of RailYatri did.

Because of the sheer enormity of the operation, train travel in India—until recently—was a messy affair. From delays and cancellations to unconfirmed tickets, non-availability of seats, and last-minute platform changes, travellers were often left in the dark. Then, in 2014, RailYatri stepped in to change this and become a real-time guide for train travellers.

Today, it has 25 million MAUs with monthly transactions of over 300,000. The company says it has grown its revenue by 400 percent in the last two years with an ARR of $5 million. It expects that to increase 4X to $20 million in a year, and 10X thereon to $200 million by 2022.

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