Software body NASSCOM is committed to recognising innovative start ups since 2009 and it felicitates the top 50 emerging companies every year with NASSCOM Emerge 50 Awards. Its objective is to recognise, mentor and guide these emerging companies.
National Association for Software and Services Company (NASSCOM) kicked off the ninth edition of the ‘Product Conclave 2012’, in Bangalore. It is Asia’s biggest platform for technology entrepreneurship, the product conclave over 1400 delegates participate and exchange ideas. The highlight was the Emerge 10 Awards for the ten best emerging companies of 2012 were felicitated.
The NASSCOM Emerge 10 companies are as follows:-
B2R (Business to rural)
It is quite literally transforming lives in Uttarakhand. B2R is a rural BPO. It provides knowledge based business support services mainly data crunching. In three years has grown from a 22 member team to 235 members and from one centre to five centres. Dhiraj Dolwani is the co-founder and ceo of B2R Technologies.
Vzury Interactive Solutions
It was founded by Chetan Kulkarni. It is a digital CRM company focused on empowering online businesses to engage with their customers. The product, Visitor Relationship Management delivers personalised ads converting website visitor drop-offs into customers with a data driven approach.
Foradian Technologies Limited
It is betting big on the education sector. Unni Krishnan of Foradian Technologies has built and open source enterprise, a school management system which provides an efficient way to manage an institutions and its data.
Anuj Tandon and Rohit Gupta decided to turn their passion for gaming into serious business and rolocule was born in 2010. Creating simple to play games for smart phones and tablets, rolocule games have already touched more than 1.6 million downloads in over 100 countries.
As more and more businesses are shifting their focus towards customer centricity, the demand for personalised analysis (not sure) has only increased. Betting big on this opportunity, Siddharth Goyal’s found 'iKen".
With a number of mobile phones in India crossing the 900 million mark this year, more and more startups are betting big on the mobile telephony business both in terms of applications for smart phones and other tech related enhancements. Here are the next five startups from the NASSCOM emerge ten 2012 companies that are betting on mobile telephony, innovation and cloud based technology.
Ambarish Gupta and Pallav Pandey started Knowlarity Communications in 2009 with a dream to provide SMEs and enterprise innovative, inexpensive cloud telephony based products. Knowlarity is targeting a turnover of Rs 30 crore in the next fiscal.
Another company providing telephone based solutions in the value-added services space is mCarbon. Founded in 2008 by Rajesh Razdan and Brij Mohan Mahendru, mCarbon delivers contexts of well offerings that allow communication service providers like Airtel, Vodafone and Docomo to create and deliver smarter and valuable services like ‘do not disturb’ and ‘manage your call’.
Reverie Language Technologies
Taking into account the digital explosion and increasing reach of mobile phones Arvind Pani founded Reverie Language Technologies in 2009. This enables text communication for complex languages on digital platforms like mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes and navigation devices. Currently supporting 32 languages including 22 Indian languages Reverie clocked a turnover of Rs 1 crore last year.
Founded by Rajiv Jayaraman in 2008 Knolskape is a serious gaming and simulation company focused on training managers and aspiring management students at top B-schools. With clients in south East Asia, India, Middle East and the US, Knolskape creates multimedia case studies with immersive storylines for learners who go on to the next level after solving the previous ones. With a turnover of Rs 3 crore Rajiv wants to transform classrooms and boardrooms using innovative technology.
Co-founded by Shankar Krishnamoorthy, Asteor Software offers software as a service or offers a software delivery model in which software is hosted on cloud. Having roped in ten customers so far and touching revenues of Rs 66 lakh Shankar and his team hope to touch Rs 1.4 crore this year and breakeven by 2015.