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.
Here’s a look at the top startups which made to EMERGE 10:
Meet The League Of 10 From NASSCOM Emerge 50 Startups
Cyclops Medtech : Founded in 2015 by Niranjan Subbarao, Srinivas Dorasala, and Ravi Nayar, Cyclops MedTech is medtech startup working on vestibular, surgical and eye-tracking solutions for masses. The company was conceived with the idea of developing a vertigo diagnosing device at an affordable cost. Its cutting-edge, complete balance assessment platform Cyclops BalanceEye is an assessment tool that encompasses hardware, software, and Machine Learning module on the Cloud.
elastic beam: Founded in 2015 by Uday Subbarayan and Bernard Hardguindeguy, the security startup leverages its in-depth API intelligence to provide a precise and accurate detection of API misuse, coupling Coupling AI with real-time data. It has already developed the third generation of its product and is available for hybrid clouds, public clouds, or on-premise. The product’s innovation lies in the fact that unlike generic behavioural analytics tools that don’t take into account API-specific usage, it leverages its in-depth API intelligence to provide a precise and accurate detection of API misuse.
eMart Solutions: Founded in 2015 by Aditya Bhamidipaty, the startup enables marketers to automate real-time, behavior-based messaging to deliver personalised and unique messages/sms/emails through its product First Hive. The Big data/AI/Adtech/Deeptech startup with its brand First Hive offers personalised communications and help enterprise drive efficiencies in the marketing matrix. It innovated to develop a product that could talk to consumers personally, where instead of broadcasting one message, companies could have a unique conversation with each consumer.
Hug Innovations: Founded by Raj Shekhar Neravati in 2014, the Deeptech/IoT startup has built a smart watch named Hug Smartwatch that employs gesture control for various activities like playing music and so forth. The smartwatch has an SOS button which could be pressed in danger. This will send an immediate message and help family and friends to live track the location. Interestingly, the watch has customized maps to show the user the nearest hospitals and police stations-basically emergency services they can contact if family and well-wishers are not available.
INDIQUS: Founded by Sunando Bhattacharya, Shiva Kumar and Swati Samaddar in 2013, IndiQus Technologies has developed apiculus CSP, a cloud business platform that enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run their businesses on the cloud. The Big data and Analytics startup has deep domain knowledge in managed Cloud services and has developed Open and flexible solutions that service providers, enterprises and telcos can adopt to enhance their Return on Investment.
Intellicar Telematics: Founded by Karn Makhija and Kaushik Raju in 2015, the startup provides real-time tracking with 80 features to enhance safety and security of fleet. The Big Data and analytics startup is offering customers the experience of using futuristic vehicle telematics solutions. These are making fleet management easier and more convenient.
Minjar Cloud Solutions: Founded by Vijay Rayapati, Anand and Aparna Sharma in 2012, Minjar Cloud Solutions with its Botmetric cloud solution helps enterprises take data-driven decisions. The Botmetric cloud management platform covers all the aspects of public cloud management – security, cost and operations. Botmetric uses ML and AI to create smart context-aware Cloud fixes for saving costs, achieving security compliance, and DevOps automation.
Stellapps: Founded by IIT and IIM alumni Ranjith Mukudan, Ravishankar Shiroor, Praveen Nale, Ramakrishna Adukuri, and Venkatesh Seshasayee in 2011, Stellapps leverages IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and Data Analytics to improve Agri- supply chain parameters, including milk production, milk procurement, cold chain, animal insurance and farmer payments. Stellapps’ launched its SmartMoo platform, which is capable of supporting data arising out of tens of millions of liters of milk through milk production, procurement and cold chain flow across millions of farmers.
Uber Diagnostics: Founded by Ashim Roy and Avin Agarwal in 2013, Uber diagnostics has come up with an automated healthcare diagnostics solution, Cardiotrack. The device employs ML, IoT Big data and AI to analyse the scans of ECGs and provide accurate predictive diagnosis and interpretation for faster diagnosis.
Uniphore Software Systems: Founded in 2008 by Umesh Sachdev and Ravi Saraogi, the big Data/ Cloud startup provides speech analytics, virtual assistant and voice biometrics. While the speech analytics product auMina mines conversations, listens to words and uses them to improve service delivery and increase revenue with actionable insights, virtual assistant akeira is a smart and intuitive virtual assistant solution that makes premium service delivery seem effortless through a human-like machine interface.
Rest 40 Of The NASSCOM Emerge 50 Startups
Aahaa Store pvt Ltd: Aahaa Store is a private eMarketplace for corporate India to fulfill their indirect purchase needs.
Agatsa Software: Agatsa Software provides cognitive cardiac care with a credit card size 12 lead ECG and stress monitor mobile app for instant ECG analysis called SanketLife.
Appnomic Systems: Appnomic is an IT operations Analytics startup which employs big data and analytics to help DevOps team improve slowness and downtime.
Ayasta technologies : The IoT/Deeptech startup helps customers understand electrical system failures and give actionable insights to prevent them.
Billion Lives Business Initiatives: The eGovernance startup helps bring transparency in fund management and speed up projects through its product FundRight.
CaRPM: The IoT startup provides car diagnostics and repair solutions and helps mechanics understand problems through its product GaragePro.
Datoin: The Deeptech startup helps enterprises to automate their business processes using Machine Learning.
Definitics : It helps minimise road-survey costs and accelerates road repair mechanism through its product RoadBounce.
Delvit Solutions: The Fintech/ cloud startup enables self-checkouts for retail stores to improve the shopping experience of customers.
DJUBO: The cloud startup helps hotels manage entire guest lifecycle from discovery to stay to reengagement onto a single platform with its DJUBO 360 Hotel Tech Suite.
EasyGov: The egovernance startup has a product called Aadhaar Stack based entitlement engine which helps citizens avail government services.
Element42 Management Solution: The egovernance/security startup offers a hardware token enabled document and comes along with complete application to control its issuance, protection, and authentication.
eXabit Sytems: The agritech/enterprise mobility startup offers a product RobotiX for precision agriculture.
FireCompass: The deeptech/security startup is an AI advisor for cyber security strategy and buying with the vision to disrupt traditional analyst and consulting industry.
FlyBird Farm Innovations: The agritech startup offers low cost and innovative precise irrigation controller for poor farmers.
Gayam Motor Works: The IoT startup offers LIMITLESS e-bikes which offer convenience as motor bikes while providing sustainable mobility.
Germin8: The big data/ social startup offers Trooya, a social media contact center that helps companies connect with customers about their queries or grievances.
Greedy Game: An in-game adtech platform which solves the problem of irritating pop-up ads.
HackerEarth Technologies: The enterprise product startup offers an innovation management software to drive innovation by crowdsourcing ideas and solutions.
Happy Reliable Surgeries: The healthtech startup offers a surgical navigation system for Neuro and ENT surgeries.
Infisecure: The big data/ security startup offers a bot protection and click fraud protection technology.
Infruid Software: The big data startup offers an extremely easy to use business insights tool Vizard which lets business users ask any questions about their data.
Intello Labs: The agritech startup offers a product DIGITAL AGRI which uses computer vision algorithms to see minutest detail on every plant and harness human intelligence to grade agricultural commodities.
Invento Makerspaces: The robotics startup aims to bring robotics revolution for office automation, for roles such as receptionist and security patrolling.
LocoBuzz: The big data/analytics startup enables smart customer engagement and delightful experience through AI, analytics and automation.
MintM: The deeptech startup offers a display bot platform which converts any digital display into intelligent bot enabling businesses.
MiQASA Home Automation: The IoT startup offers wireless, affordable smart home solutions called QASA smart switch boards.
MPM Infosoft: The cloud startup offers a product Sandman which is a cloud based data analytics driven decision support for optimisation of a foundry’s green sand system and reduces casting defects.
NFX Digital: The adtech startup provides real time consumer insights using AI through its product Adytude.
Racetrack: The deeptech startup’s product Marvin provides customised and personalised communication during live interaction based on customer profiling at real time.
Pikkol: The logistics startup is a tech first relocation service provider for household, offices, and commercial establishments.
Sigmoid: The big data startup provides real time interactive solution for big data scale.
Signzy: The fintech startup makes financial institutions’ regulatory processes simple and secure by human like fraud detection using AI and cryptography.
Paymatrix: The fintech startup has an analytics driven property rental management platform that streamlines your collections from multiple properties.
StampIT Business Solution: The agritech platform offers Crop Terrain, a mobile based farm management solution that offers a 360 degree view on field level activities.
Torus Innovations: The cloud startup enables accelerated application development through using visual modelling wiring approach.
Yottasys Consulting: The big data startup offers Decision Science Factor which helps users of all experience levels to solve business problems statistically.
Zeta: The fintech startup offers digitised enterprise solutions for employee tax benefits, automated cafeterias, and digital payments.
Uncanny Vision: The AI based Uncanny Surveillance enables real time actionable surveillance and analytics for high value customers in retail and banking.
IoT Sense: IoT Sense offers smart, scalable and secure IoT software solution built on an open API architecture.