TechSparks, India’s most popular and mainstream Tech Entrepreneurship Carnival, is now in its 5th year. From its inception in 2010, TechSparks has been leading showcase for upcoming startups across India. Every year, the coveted Tech30 list chooses the 30 most promising startups that we believe will go a long way. Needless to say, over the years, these startups have gone on to achieve milestones and leave a mark in the Indian ecosystem. In this four part TechSparks Flasbhack series, we profile some of the Tech30 alumni.
Founders – Vivek Subramanyam, Anup Pai
Growth post TechSparks – Raised $12.4 million and growing
Founded in 2006, provides business intelligence and analytics products and solutions for banking and financial markets. iCreate has raised $12.4M from IDG Ventures India and Sequoia Capital till now. iCreate offers different products such as Biz$tart, Biz$core, BizManage, BizFactory, DRisk etc. iCreate has its headquarters in Bangalore.
Founders – Akash Shah, Divyesh Kharade, Jinen Dedhia
Growth post TechSparks – DRONA went on to become Qualcomm Ventures’ QPrize finalist in 2010
Founded in 2007, provides end to end Mobile Engagement solution and help their clients in learning and development needs. Deltecs’ flagship product DRONA which was started as a mobile learning & communication platform, aims to expand to newer domains like Mobile Marketing Automation, Sales & Channel enablement. Deltecs got funded by Kutchi Angel Network. Deltecs has its headquarters in Mumbai.
Founders – Sanjay Rao, Sandeep Kannambadi, Prasanna Agoram, Vijay R. Bhardwaj
Growth post TechSparks – Clients include IPL teams such as RCB, KXI Punjab, KKR; International boards such as New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa
Software that can help players perform better on the field, improve their game and register more wins sounds like something straight out of the future. This firm, with erstwhile national and Karnataka player Vijay Bharadwaj, has created such products. The software products also help the administration to plan, schedule, monitor, track, and improve the overall functioning of the system including athletes, coaches, trainers, physios and institutions. The software products provide an extensive reporting system to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the players as well as solutions for enhancement. Sportingmindz provides a complete end to end back office support for storage, retrieval and analytical solutions. Sporting Mindz has its headquarters in Bangalore.
Founders – Hardik Sanghvi, Kushal Sanghvi
Growth post TechSparks – 75 employees in 7 countries, with two Fortune 500 clients
Founded in 2005, vMukti provides interactive live video solutions. vMukti offers different products such as Online Webinar software, Web Conferencing software, Mobile surveillance software, Virtual classroom software and much more. vMukti is an emerging product related software targeting the $50 billion video communication industry. vMukti has its headquarters in Ahmedabad, and was incubated at CIIE, IIM, Ahmedabad.
Founders – Thatha Rakesh, Thatha Pavan Kumar
Growth post TechSparks – Won the NASSCOM Emerge 50 and NASSCOM IP4BIZ Top 10 Enterprise Product award in 2012
Founded in 2010, ArrayShield is a pattern based two factor authentication provider from India. ArrayShield’s solution provides Two Factor Authentication (TFA) for VPN, Outlook Web Access, Cloud based apps, websites and corporate applications. ArrayShield’s ArrayKey is an innovative software protection solution. The firm has its headquarters in Chennai.
Have you applied to TechSparks 2014 yet? If you are an entrepreneur, this is the one carnival you got to be a part of!