Little Eye Labs became Facebook's first Indian acquisition. Moonfrog Labs, Capillary Technologies, and Idea Device got funding from Sequoia Capital. Loginext, Forus Health, Heckyl Technologies and FreshDesk also attracted VC investments. All of them have one thing in common - they've all been part of YourStory's TECH30 list over the past six years.
TechSparks 2016 TECH30 applications are now live. Come apply to be India's next TECH30.
Each year, YourStory showcases 30 early-stage technology ventures that the ecosystem must watch out for - TECH30 companies. Cutting-edge and with tremendous potential to be global successes that India can be proud of.
Come be a part of the next TECH30. Apply today and get a chance to win up to Rs 10 lakh! We're truly excited to hear from you. (Plus, there's a bonus: applying for TECH30 makes you eligible for a whopping 60% discount on regular prices. Reveal code by clicking on 'Apply for TECH30' to buy our regular price tickets at 60% off, on any platform here.)
TECH30 Selection Criteria:
Extent of product innovation (defensibility & utilisation of technology)
Market potential (target audience, competition, potential to scale, regulatory environment & path to profit)
Team strength (founder backgrounds, core team strengths, team composition)
Revenue model (value generated, sustainability, long-tail profit/margins/gains)
Stage in the lifecycle of the product/company (customer traction, product version, development timeline (versions, variants, newer products), plans for expansion)
YourStory’s annual TECH30 Report is published after TechSparks and is India’s first benchmarking document for early-stage technology ventures, based on a series of data points captured from over 2,000 technology startups across India. The TECH30 Report provides a comprehensive picture of tech innovation in the country, with specific insights into the projected impact that the 30 showcased startups can achieve and their plans to scale.
Past TECH30 stats
- Initiated in 2010
- Applications received: 9,600+
- Startups showcased so far: 180
- Funding success: Over 50% of TECH30 companies have secured VC funding
- Valuation of Tech30 companies: $630 million
Check out some of our Tech30 alumni:
Heckyl Technologies, Dexetra, idea Device, United Mobile Apps, Forus Health, Capillary Technologies, Freshdesk, CloudMunch, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics, Retigence Software LLP, Pervazive, Diabeto, Instamojo, Little Eye Labs, Loginext, Moonfrog Labs...the list goes on.
(Don't forget to snap up a 60% discount on our regular price tickets for TechSparks. Apply to be a TECH30 and reveal the code.)
For any questions you may have, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: TECH30 Query.
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