Awards & Recognitions 2010 - Winner for Red Herring Global 100 & Asia 100 companies. 2010 - mBillionth Award South Asia 2010 recognition for m-learning & education. 2010 - Rated us inside Top 8 Emerging Product Companies in India by NASSCOM. 2010 - Rated under Top 10 mobile application companies in India by IAMAI. 2009 - Finalist for DFJ-CISCO Global Business Plan Competition 2009. 2009 - Finalist for Economic Times - Power of Ideas Business Plan competition.
How we tackled a great problem
More than Sixty per cent in India doesn't even have access to internet.
“ Everybody—irrespective of age, location or vocation—has questions to ask. And not everyone with a doubt has access to the Internet to get the answers.”
Mobile Subscribers with almost 771 million now, projected to cross one billion in 2014 driven by high subscriber additions in mostly rural areas .
Use cheaper phones. Mostly uses phone to call & text .
Likes ABC (Astrology, Bollywood, Cricket).
USP: Adopts user centric learning approach using the low cost, low bandwidth - SMS medium as delivery mechanism. We invented SMSGYAN – ‘ instant information on demand. ' We build Context flow - Pointing to exact results and therefore acting as an answer engine. We bridged internet players and telecom operators
One day, one of the founders was in transit and wanted to know the meaning of a word and found that his basic phone was of no use to get the information
Solution Shopping places in Bangalore 'The Forum' is a popular shopping mall located on Hosur Road in Koramangala, Bangalore city in Karnataka, India. The Mall is popular among the youth in Bangalore and an attraction to those coming to Bangalore. You ASK Sms to 55444 GYAN Finds SMSGYAN – Any information is just an SMS away! Try now! Available through
Technology Technology Technology: Open source and highly scalable architecture The ability to cope with the growing needs of telecommunication industry with cost efficiency is simply superb using our convergence gateway.
And we are growing fast!
Customer Fit in (Top to bottom of pyramid) – Anyone with a Basic Phone can make use of it. All you need is just an SMS .
Live across 145 million customers in India via Bharti Airtel.
Revenue on subscription, clicks and incorporated advertising.
Great Potential – highly useful for urban tribe- .
“ I find its encyclopedia very useful.Pretty helpful and nifty service that proves to be a time-saver and at times, a life-saver almost!” says Raya Hazarika, a law student at ILS Pune.
Effective in Rural India specifically in handling the problem of illiteracy in countries like India, making phone as a Learning Tool.
What’s next – Rich information with pictures and videos through apps / web/wap with Local language integration . ( Almost like a TV channel )