06 Nov 15 From India… and going global

Over the last two decades, India has created a number of world leading companies of global scale. Many first scaled in India before taking the first international flight and now many of them are focussing on global markets right from the start – Day One Global.

“Gravity” defying Prime Focus is now Hollywood’s VFX powerhouse and a world leader in the media and entertainment industry. Gurgaon based Zomato is now present in over 22 countries with million plus restaurants in their kitty. Google Capital funded Freshdesk has customers in 145 countries with over 50,000 customers and is closing the gap with its larger peers like Zendesk and Salesforce (Desk.com), InMobi is the world’s largest independent mobile ad network serving its clients across over 200 countries. Starting from its Indian base in 2001, VFS Global ( part of Kuoni Group), the industry pioneer and world’s leading visa services provider, works for 45 governments, operates over 1700 application centres in 121 countries and holds an estimated 50% market share of the global outsourced applications market.

All the above companies are considered pioneers in their market segments globally and are either already the world leaders or are challenging them. Over the next couple of decades hundreds more world leaders are likely to emerge from India.

India Emerging 20 – A Turbocharger for companies looking at global scale

India Emerging 20 aims to discover the 20 most promising global Indian companies and provide them the visibility and that platform to make a mark in the global arena.

This unique programme is led by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s inward investment company which has a proven track record working with over 2000 international businesses. The inaugural edition of this programme is supported by British Airways, BDO, Newland Chase and UK Trade and Investment.

Program Qualifiers

  • Companies registered in India OR companies registered outside of India having a majority Indian management.
  • Companies should have worked with global clients, and/ or products suited for global markets. Having an international presence isn’t necessary.
  • Established after year 2000 and should have global ambitions.


Selection process and Benefits

The selection process spanning over a period of 20 weeks would assess companies on the basis of three broad parameters- Global Scalability, Innovation+Differentiation and Performance. Companies need to nominate themselves in the programme using the nomination form (link). Valuenotes, the knowledge partner will be using their 3 stage rigorous assessment framework and a robust rating model to ensure a high quality selection of top 50 companies. Once the top 50 companies are selected, each of them will need to submit a brief presentation to a jury panel who would then come out with the final list of 20 companies. The Jury round would be held in Mumbai ( Dec 14th 2015), Bangalore ( Dec 16th)and Delhi ( Dec 18th)

The selected 20 companies will be felicitated and awarded in London besides helping them gain international recognition – critical to global expansion. The awards programme will also offer opportunities to network with investors, business heads, thought leaders and mentors of global repute. Courtesy British Airways, all 20 companies would be flown down to London in World Traveller Plus – Premium Economy Cabin to participate in this special award ceremony in February 2016.

Nomination process has already started and the last day to send your nomination is 20th Nov 2015. For more details visit www.indiaemerging20.com

Guest Post by Gautam Sehgal, London Partners

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