The year-long search for India’s Most Innovative Top 50 Emerging Software Product Companies culminated with the announcement of Nasscom Emerge 50 Awards 2017 yesterday. The ninth edition of the awards was held on the sidelines of Nasscom Product Conclave 2017 that saw over 400 submissions from startups this year which were screened and scrutinised on more than 30 business and technology parameters.
Shortlisted submissions were then evaluated by renowned jury of 70 members that included – Angel Investor Ajay Lavakare; Anil Joshi, Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures; Anuja Shukla, Strategic Technology Partner Growth Lead, Google India; Milind Hanchinmani, Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Developer Relations Division, Software and Services Group, Intel among others.
Over 75% of the shortlisted startups came from the B2B segment with most of them having global market focus. Majority of them belonged to horizontals namely cloud applications/ platforms/infrastructure, enterprise products, Big Data Analytics, enterprise mobility/mobile platforms, followed by Deeptech (AI, ML, NLP, Blockchain), and IoT/Hardware/ wearable tech.
EMERGE 10 or the League of 10 is a part of Nasscom’s EMERGE initiative to recognise information technology products and services organizations that are redefining the technology industry.