Meet Indias Top 10 Emerging Companies

NASSCOM’s Emerge 50 Awards programme, an annual initiative that picks and showcases the Top 50 high potential emerging companies in India, has through a special jury identified the ‘Top 10 hottest’ organisations within this category.

NASSCOM Emerge 10 Awards are all about recognising IT products and services organisations that are re-defining the benchmarks of excellence for the technology industry.

Participants in the programme nominate themselves under three categories, namely Emerge Growth, Emerge Innovation and Emerge Start-up. The Top 10 awards are for organisations that have displayed innovation, consistent growth and expansion and are less than three years old.

The awards offer organisations a platform for local, national and industry-wide recognition and media visibility. The fact that these organisations are spotlighted at a separate function at NASSCOM’s Product Conclave and can demonstrate their offerings to the CIO community at the show are some of the other key benefits. These organisations also get to be profiled on NASSCOM’s website and other publications, as well as the Emerge 50 Report – a listing that is distributed to over 1,000 professionals from the IT sector at the Product Conclave. The start-ups additionally get mentored by industry leaders under NASSCOM’s ‘Mentorship Programme’ and get speaking opportunities at important NASSCOM Conclaves to share their success stories.

More than 100 organisations participated in the initiative this year. We bring you brief profiles of the 10 finalist Emerge 50 companies which have caught the eye of the judges for their out-of-the-box offerings and impressive performance in 2011-12.

Innovation Category
  • Knowlarity : Knowlarity is a pioneer in the domain of Cloud Business Telephony in India, providing a hosted IVR solution that is relevant to both SMEs as well as enterprises. It is helping organisations capture business leads that are getting lost over the telephone with rich features such as 24x7 never busy business phone service, advanced call forwarding, call analytics, audio recordings of every conversation and accessibility of details in real-time from anytime-anywhere.
  • Foradian : Foradian’s Fedena, an ERP for educational institutions, enables clients to customise the software in accordance with their needs through a plug-in architecture. It also provides an efficient user interface and user experience design that enhances usage. Fedena is being leveraged by over 40,000 institutions around the world and powers 20 million users.
  • Iken : Iken’s Mooga is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based consumer analytics framework which enables highly personalised user experiences on an N=1 basis. Targeted at industries such as telecom and media and entertainment, it is helping customers in areas such as creating personalised recommendations, content discovery, intelligent campaign management, churn management and predictive analytics.
  • Techcello : The organisation is offering clients the Techcello Cloud-ready Multi-tenant Application Development Platform, that claims to be the fastest way to build configurable, multi-tenant and scalable applications on .Net for any cloud.
Growth Category
  • Vizury : The organisation’s Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) product is aimed at large/medium e-Commerce and online travel organisations. The Vizury digital advertising platform collects, rigorously analyses and draws valuable insights from a customer’s digital data and uses these insights to create and deliver highly personalised ads in real-time.
  • mCarbon : mCarbon, a mobile Value-Added Services (VAS) innovator has witnessed robust growth in the last year from its product portfolio. The organisation’s top line showed a three-fold increase owing to the launch of its Gifting Platform Services and a deployment at Airtel. The Gifting Service helps operators create new revenue opportunities from their existing subscriber base.
Start-up Category
  • B2R : A rural BPO organisation, B2R is providing educated, unemployed village youth the opportunity to earn a viable livelihood. An innovative organisational design based on the five tatvas — including Sky, Water, Fire, Earth and Air — has been created and implemented within B2R to achieve the organisation’s intertwined social objectives and business goals.
  • Rolocule Games : An award-winning games development organisation, Rolocule creates realistic, casual and social video games for tablets and smartphones. It designs games that combine the best elements of user interaction and real-life graphics to entertain a wider audience of gamers. The organisation’s games have clocked more than 1.6 million downloads in more than 100 countries.
  • Reverie Language Technologies : The organisation provides text display, input and processing technology on digital platforms for global languages. It currently offers solutions for 32 global languages, including 22 Indian languages, Perso-Arabic and South Asian languages. Using the integrated multi-lingual solutions, device manufacturers, application developers, content providers and telecom service providers can offer Value-Added Services (VAS) to users.
  • KNOLSKAPE : The organisation is an award-winning gaming and simulation firm that focuses on management training, assessments and research. Its products are used by global Top 10 B-schools and Fortune 500 companies. The organisation’s innovation revolves around the immersive storylines it creates for the learners to participate in. The organisation has over 30 B-schools and corporates as its customers in India.