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Zoho Mafia: 22 Companies Founded by Former Zoho Employees

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This could be the first time you are coming across the term Zoho Mafia, but it’s an entity that creates more than 6,000 jobs in Chennai alone and earns more than $500 million in revenue.

In general the new “Information age” is booming, but creating fewer jobs than what “Industrial revolution age” did. So when anyone creates new, high-skill, high-value jobs; that is extremely valuable to overall economic prosperity.

From my point of view, Zoho might be a vital company for India, not only does it create more than 10,000 jobs (both directly and indirectly), it also tends to lead and inspire people to create their own companies.

In fact, Zoho has created more than 8,000 jobs, indirectly.

Why do I call it Zoho Mafia?

You may be heard about PayPal-mafia, A group of former PayPal employees and founders who left Paypal and other big companies such as Youtube, Linkedin, Yelp, etc.

After the Paypal Mafia booming, the term (*)-mafia is generally considered as the companies which are founded by the former employees (founders/developers/ designers, etc) of (*) company.

Zoho Mafia refers to a group of companies which are founded by former Zoho employees.

Does the Zoho Mafia support one another?

When you closely look the companies listed below, you‘ll surely find an affirmative answer. An example:

  1. Freshworks it uses Chargebee for subscription management
  2. Facilio uses Freshchat for website conversation
  3. Hippo video use Freshdesk for customer support

Members of Zoho Mafia

The following list of companies are all founded by former Zoho employees.

Note: This data was collected from LinkedIn

1. Freshworks

Freshworks creates solutions for support and sales, to engage with and delight both customers and employees.

Freshdesk, a Cloud-based customer-support software firm, has been re-branded as Freshworks, which will be the parent company bringing together its suite of business software products — Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales, Freshcaller, Freshchat, Freshmarketer and Freshteam.

2. Chargebee

Chargebee’s subscription management platform powers end-to-end recurring billing for subscription businesses with its fully automated SaaS billing solution.

3. Facilio

“Facilio uses IoT and ML to help commercial real estate professionals centrally manage building operations, maintenance, and sustainability performance, across portfolio.

4. Hippo Video

Hippo Video is a next-gen video marketing platform for business. Hippo Video brings in-video & hyper video personalization to sales outreach & marketing automation workflows. Hippo Video has custom workflows for marketing, email campaign, sales, and customer support processes. Hippo Video is the one-stop solution for everything video that delivers deep user insights to bring in more qualified leads and close more sales deals.

5. Survey Sparrow

SurveySparrow lets you turn surveys into conversations. With a conversational interface, SurveySparrow enables users to create and share highly engaging, mobile-first surveys that offer a chat-like experience.

6. Yaali Bizapp

Yaali BizApp Inc is providing business services like CRM SOLUTIONS, ERP solutions, Salesforce solutions, Help desk solutions, Web and Mobile app development, Software development, Cloud application development, etc.


Edmingle is a platform for educators that enables them to innovate the way they create, manage and deliver their courses and at the same time provide engaging learning experiences to their students.

8. Securden

Securden helps you prevent identity thefts, malware propagation, cyber attacks, and insider exploitation.

9. Ulektz

A social learning platform exclusively for higher education. It connects students, educators and all other stakeholders of higher education worldwide and provides them with curated quality resources and services for enhancing education, skills and careers. It also helps colleges and universities to enable digital education by providing them with their own branded mobile apps (cloud-based educational ERP) for learning and campus management.

10. Quartrinch

Quartrinch is an e-commerce site which sale the handcrafted by master craftsmen from the finest materials and built to last a lifetime.

11. Voonik

Voonik is India’s fastest growing Fashion Shopping App for women where you can buy fashion that suits your body, personality, lifestyle, and budget preferences.

12. Delegate.ai

Delegate.ai is AI-powered secretary for productive workdays.

13. Hexnode

Hexnode MDM is an Enterprise Mobility Management vendor who helps businesses to manage BYOD, apps and content.

14. Startpix

StartPix Technologies is a Digital Transformation partner delivering content and personalized commerce solutions, fueling the transformation in digital experiences. We help you build and deliver integrated, optimized user experience across all digital touchpoints, all audiences, with the customer at the centre, and throughout the customer engagement journey.

15. Bevywise

Bevywise Networks has been started as an IOT Initiative with an objective to create next-generation devices and sensors and software that enable communication between the different components of the going to be a completely connected world.

16. Tartlabs

Tart Labs is the Mobile application development, Website development and design company in Coimbatore, South India. We work with many enterprise companies by providing them with a wide range of value-added and innovative enterprise mobility solutions that focus on enhancing the core businesses of enterprises

17. Testsigma

Testsigma is an AI-driven #SmartTestAutomation software for Web, Mobile applications, API services to achieve Continuous Testing with a Shift-Left approach.

18. Brandmaxima

BrandMaxima is a Social Media Intelligence & Analytics Platform for Brands, Digital Media Agencies, Content Creators, Researchers and Journalists.

19. Smackcoders

Smackcoders consult companies on using blockchain technologies and Big Data management to enhance their operations and also it has CSV Importer, Leads Builder for CRM, Vtiger Extensions, MailChimp Integration & WordPress Plugins

20. LogFuze

LogFuze provides HoraData IoT Analytics Platform. HoraData helps to reduce device downtime based on predictive analytics. The user can access integrated data analytic platform from remote monitoring to escalation system. It also provides integration support with major CRM, ERP, Help Desk and BI.

21. Daacoworks

Daacoworks provides software to connect, control and monitor the industrial machines from any where any device and any time.

22. Docupilot

Docupilot is a Document Automation Software, Document Generation Software.

Docupilot lets you create documents from intelligent templates and data and sends the created documents as email or to your favourite apps like DocuSign, Dropbox, Zapier, etc

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