Why They Made it to The Startup50 List

For reaching an annual run rate of us $50 million within three years of founding, and for serving over 100 global customers in disruptive technology-related services.


Ashok Soota, Puneet Jetli, Joseph Anantharaju, Prasenjit Saha, Dattatri Salagame, Aurobinda Nanda, Salil Godika, Raja Shanmugam, Raja Sekher

Happiest Minds Technologies, led by Ashok Soota and his co-founders, enables Digital Transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies such as; big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security and unified communications.  A thought leader in the disruptive technology space, the company is en route to becoming the fastest Indian IT services company aiming to achieve US $100 million in revenues with a focus on going public within next three to four years.

Additionally, as the name suggests, the company follows a simple philosophy; happiest people make happiest customers. With a team of 1500+ employees, its systems, policies and practices have been crafted to foster an open culture, thus enabling its employees to discover and attain their potential and participate in shaping their own work life experience. It has been funded to the tune of US $52.5 million by notable investors such as Intel, JP Morgan Private Equity Group and Ashok Soota himself.  It currently records an annual run rate of US $50 million within three years of founding, and serves over 100 valued customers globally.

  • An integrated Security as a Service (iSaaS) platform which consists of four cloud based offerings; ComplianceVigil, ThreatVigil, IdentityVigil and CyberVigil. The platform has been designed to take care of an organization’s pressing security needs.
  • Another innovation is the M2M/IoT Integrated Data & Analytics Solution (MIDAS), the IoT platform which has the right components and infrastructure to ensure smooth implementation of IoT solutions.
  • Engagement Junction™ is a next generation IT platform for Digital Consumer Engagement. An engagement is defined as a closed loop interaction between a brand and consumers over a period of time – examples being contests, surveys, polls, and product samples.