India is taking its place as a growing technology powerhouse, with a number of mobile startups looking to make a name for themselves. During this year’s MobiSparks conference, the organizers showcased 14 of the country’s hottest examples.
This growing startup space in India is recognised by global Venture Capital firm, Sequoia Capital whose India head noted the 2013 will be critical for India as majority of the mobile startups in the world will come from the country.
“In the next 12-18 months we will see major global mobile startups emerging from India. Mobile remittances are big in India. Interesting problems waiting for innovative mobile solutions are discovery, healthcare, education, payments and enterprise mobility,” observed Mohit Bhatnagar, MD, Sequoia Capital India.
Jonathan Bill from Vodafone India reckons there needs to be a shift in thinking when it comes to startups in Indian, he suggests that startups need to go beyond cut-and-paste and do original work.
“There’s a lot of stuff that can be opened up for the mass market in India via mobiles. Unfortunately, the rural market is not considered sexy by many urban mobile developers.”
Bill’s call for innovation is echoed by Ramesh Krishnan, head of User Experience Practice in MphasiS who believes that startups need to solve the problems that closer to home.
“We are close to many problems in India, we need to innovate right here,” he says.
MobiSpraks startup showcase serves as a unique platform for mobile entrepreneurs and app developers in India. The top 14 startups were chosen by an expert committee, the chosen startups range from data platforms to mobile payment solutions.
Below are India’s top 14 startup:
IQLECT is an Elastic Data Platform for Cloud. It aims to offer BigData buffer as solution for real-time analysis of data.
2. Grene Robotics
Grene Robotics was founded in 2009 with a vision of being a global leader in remote monitoring and management solutions. Its primary objective is to assist organizations to effectively use their existing resources at the highest levels of productivity.
3. Visarity Technology
Visarity is the company behind Flikz, a mobile AR experience platform in the entertainment & media vertical. It covers movies and related information such as showtimes, trailers, ratings, news and recommendations.
4. App Me In
App Me In is committed to building smart phone applications for enterprises. Automapic, the latest app developed by App Me In, has just been launched.
5. SectorQube Technolabs
SectorQube Technolabs has demonstrated the concept of “Android beyond Apps” and delivers customized Android powered electronic solutions.
Uniphore harnesses the power of voice to transform ordinary mobiles into an enterprise-class service delivery platform. Uniphore has 26 enterprise customers and nearly 2 million end users.
AstralPad is simplifying office productivity and collaboration on the iPad and other mobile devices. AstralPad is a full featured productivity app where you can create Office documents.
8. Rhapsody Labs
Rhapsody Labs brings state of the art Computer Vision, and Computer Graphics research to realize the commercial potential of the new Augmented Reality Technology.
9. Jana Care
Jana Care is in the business of reversing “Diabesity” – the twin epidemic of diabetes and obesity, by embedding mobile technology with diagnostics and proven behavior change science.
10. Remo Software Private Limited
Remo is a software company which develops software system utilities to Recover (R), Erase (E), Manage (M) and Optimize (O) data on stand alone PCs, laptops, and mobiles.
11. MintM Loyalty Services
MintM is a bundle of few unique things which allows merchants to engage customers through various mechanisms like offers, loyalty rewards and open communication.
AirGol offers free iPhone and Android apps to allow users to capture Live vidoes and share them on Facebook with friends and family in real time.
13. MobileCozy Solutions Private limited
MobileCozy enables anyone to accept credit/debit cards anywhere on the go without the need of traditional hardware or a regular POS.
14. RainingClouds Technologies
RainingClouds is building a product called AppSurfer. It helps app developers generate more visibility and more downloads. Basically it is a social app recommendation platform.