By the Community, For the Community

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Most startup awards in India hitherto have been either self-serving, lacklustre, or opaque. We want to change this norm and create a new brand of awards that exemplify authenticity and integrity.

To honour Indian SaaS companies and their founders, we’re launching the inaugural edition of SaaSBOOMi Awards, where the SaaS community of India celebrates its own.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beyond becoming an aspirational goal for SaaS founders in the country, the proposed SaaSBoomi awards delivers incremental value in multiple other ways:

  • Recognize deserving startups, several of whom might not have come to public attention otherwise
  • Build a comprehensive directory of SaaS startups in the country – one that will serve as an index for Indian SaaS in general
  • Collate credible and up-to-date information about SaaS startups in India
  • Serve as a galvanizing point for the Indian SaaS community to come together and self-organize under one unified aegis
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Categories

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SaaS Startup of the year

The best Indian startup that has achieved great heights at a global level and serves as a lighthouse for other SaaS entrepreneurs in India

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Breakout SaaS Startup of the year

The startup that was started a while ago, but has achieved phenomenal traction in the recent past, whether through a paradigm shift or focussed execution.

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Bootstrapped SaaS Startup of the year

The startup that has scaled without raising any institutional money (over $100K) and only relies on revenue to fund and grow its operations.

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Deep Tech SaaS Startup of the year

The startup that is solving a deep technical problem through extensive R&D, which it intends to commercialise or has already commercialised.

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Category creator SaaS startup of the year

The startup that is solving a completely new pain point for their customers and has created a new category out of that, within which other startups now play.

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Vertical SaaS startup of the year

The startup that operates in a vertical domain and has achieved phenomenal traction within that domain, be it in terms of revenue or customers.

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Moonshot startup of the year

The most ambitious startup idea, trying to do something that has been done by very few. Can be an early-stage startup too.

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B2D SaaS startup of the year

The startup that builds tools, libraries, or systems for developers, sells to a global audience, and has received critical acclaim for the same.

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SaaS startup of the year

The best Indian startup that has achieved great heights at a global level and serves as a lighthouse for other SaaS entrepreneurs in India.

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Breakout SaaS startup of the year

The startup that was started a while ago, but has achieved phenomenal traction in the recent past, whether through a paradigm shift or focussed execution.

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Bootstrapped SaaS startup of the year

The startup that has scaled without raising any institutional money (over $100K) and only relies on revenue to fund and grow its operations.

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Deep tech startup of the year

The startup that is solving a deep technical problem through extensive R&D, which it intends to commercialise or has already commercialised.

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Category creator SaaS startup of the year

The startup that is solving a completely new pain point for their customers and has created a new category out of that, within which other startups now play.

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Vertical SaaS startup of the year

The startup that operates in a vertical domain and has achieved phenomenal traction within that domain, be it in terms of revenue or customers.

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Moonshot startup of the year

The most ambitious startup idea, trying to do something that has been done by very few. Can be an early-stage startup too.

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B2D SaaS startup of the year

The startup that builds tools, libraries, or systems for developers, sells to a global audience, and has received critical acclaim for the same.

Can you picture your startup or another startup winning a category?

Timeline and Process Details

Timeline and Process

Step 1 - Applications

 
 
 
 

Startups can either nominate themselves or others. Each startup can apply to a maximum of two categories.

Deadline: December 25, 2020

Step 2 - Finalists Selection

 
 
 

Through a transparent process, five startups will be finalised for each category.

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Step-1
Applications

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Startups can either nominate themselves or others. Each startup can apply to a maximum of two categories.

Deadline: December 25, 2020

Step-2
Finalists Selection

 
 
 
 
 
 

Through a transparent process, five startups will be finalised for each category.

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Step 3 - Winners Selection

 
 
 
 
 

The jury will deliberate on the finalists and select the winners for each category through a voting mechanism.

Deadline: February 25, 2021

Step 4 - Announcement of winners

 
 
 
 
 

The winners will be announced and awarded trophies. Winners and finalists will also receive:

– PR, investor, and media attention

– Recognition on the website and e-book 

– Award badges that they can feature on their websites and marketing materials

SaaSBOOMi Annual, March 2021

Step-3
Winners Selection

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The jury will deliberate on the finalists and select the winners for each category through a voting mechanism.

Deadline: February 25, 2021

Step-4
Announcement of
winners

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The winners will be announced and awarded trophies. Winners and finalists will also receive:

– PR, investor, and media attention

– Recognition on the website and e-book 

– Award badges that they can feature on their websites and marketing materials

SaaSBOOMi Annual, March 2021

Applications are closed

Jury

 
 
 
 
 

The jury will consist of eight to twelve SaaSBoomi leaders and other prominent Indian SaaS founders:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aneesh Reddy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Capillary Technologies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ashwini Asokan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder & CEO
MadStreetDen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Girish Mathrubootham

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder & CEO
Freshworks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Krish Subramanian

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Chargebee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aneesh
Reddy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Capillary Technologies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ashwini
Asokan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder & CEO
MadStreetDen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Girish
Mathrubootham

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder & CEO
Freshworks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Krish
Subramanian

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Chargebee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Manav
Garg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder & CEO
Eka Software

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pallav
Nadhani

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Ex-FusionCharts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Manav Garg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder & CEO
Eka Software

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pallav Nadhani

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Ex-FusionCharts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suresh Sambandam

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CEO
Kissflow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suresh
Sambandam

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CEO
Kissflow

Inaugurating SaaSBOOMi 2020 Awards

By the Community, For the Community - By Pallav Nadhani
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November 27, 2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If the software has been eating the world, SaaS is now eating software. While pre-covid seems like a different era altogether now, India was already on a path to become one of the most important SaaS hubs of the world.

Organising Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Avinash Raghava

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer
SaaSBOOMi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pallav Nadhani

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Ex-FusionCharts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sumanth Raghavendra

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Presentations.ai

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vinod Muthukrishnan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & Ex-CEO
CloudCherry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Avinash
Raghava

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer
SaaSBOOMi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pallav
Nadhani

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Ex-FusionCharts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sumanth
Raghavendra

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & CEO
Presentations.ai

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vinod
Muthukrishnan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founder & Ex-CEO
CloudCherry

Nominate your startup and/or your next favourite startup?

The last date to submit the nominations is 25th Dec 2020

Last date to submit the nominations is 25th Dec 2020

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