One97 Communications represents the young entrepreneurial India one that believes in the potential that lies ahead, one that envisions things before they become a reality and one that leads by innovating.
However, it all started small but with a lot of energy and vision to foresee like most great ideas. Today One97 Communications is a leading Mobile Internet player in India firm in India with the best teams of employees, investors and customers behind it.
Today One97’s learning’s in the Mobile Internet Services space are immense and ready to be shared with the next generation of entrepreneurs. The dynamics of the sector have ensured that there are enormous opportunities. Support from highly distinguished VC team - SAIF Partners makes the proposition uniquely compelling.
The vision of One97 Mobility Fund (OMF) is to provide meaningful access for mobile-eco-system entrepreneurs capital, mentorship, industry relationships besides significant industry experience and wisdom
From humble Mobile phone to a smartphone and tablets, the Mobile Internet is here. One97 Mobility Fund is a $100M fund supporting entrepreneur aiming to change the world using mobile devices.
With unique insights and access to insiders club to people who are doing it, OMF provides early stage capital to great teams building mobile first businesses.
OMF is a movement, which says we all are good to go to great.
One97 Mobility Fund (OMF) strengthens the mobile entrepreneurial eco-system by leveraging capital, resources, experience and business wisdom at disposal of One97 Communications Ltd and SAIF Partners. The Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) space provides unprecedented opportunities to entrepreneurs who want to create unique products and services, buoyed by recent business trends and consumption patterns
OMF is a USD 100 million fund which invests across seed & early stages to growth stage companies with average deal size ranging from USD 500k to USD 5 million. OMF supports companies that are focused on serving the Indian markets and leverage mobile as a key delivery medium for customers and enterprises. This includes - device apps, location based services, m-Commerce, MMA , Video, content aggregation among others.
OMF looks for entrepreneurs with game changing, scalable companies in the mobile ecosystem. OMF extends capital along with operating experience, mentorship, resources and relationships to portfolio companies.
OMF is an initiative ably supported by complementary and collaborative strengths of the founding partners – One97 and SAIF Partners.
One97 Communications Ltd., as a business leader in the Indian telecom applications and mobile services space, has a vision for the sector that derives out of its own growth and success and the rapidly changing landscape. It spans the length and the breadth of the telecom landscape in India and overseas, servicing across segments, customers, technologies and geographies.
SAIF Partners brings an institutional vision with its experience in investing and supporting innovative and scalable businesses. SAIF Partners is a leading Asian Private Equity firm that focuses on early stage and growth oriented investments in financial services, IT, telecom, Internet, media and consumer services sectors.
One97 is a pioneer in mobile internet services for consumers in India. It has the widest and largest deployment of telecom application cloud platform. Thriving on innovation, One97 delivers mobile content, advertising and commerce services to millions of mobile consumers.
Headquartered in New Delhi, One97 is more than 1,000 people strong team with regional offices in Mumbai, Chennai, Dhaka, Lagos and Dubai. We have raised significant funding from marquee investors like Intel Capital, SAIF Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.
SAIF Partners is a leading Asian Private Equity firm that focuses on early stage and growth oriented investments in financial services, IT, telecom, internet, media and consumer services sectors. Established in 2001, SAIF currently manages over $4B in assets and has over 100 investments in the region.
The firm’s portfolio companies benefit from access to SAIF’s international network of business relationships, as well as strategic and corporate development support. SAIF’s key investments in India include the National Stock Exchange, MakeMyTrip.com, JustDial.com, Sify, IL&FS Investsmart, HomeShop18, Network18, One97, and CSS SlashSupport. Further details on SAIF Partners can be accessed at www.sbaif.com.
OMF entrepreneurs are highly energetic, deeply committed, grounded and know their stuff. The mobile companies that they are building are game changing and stand to do well with requisite support in form on capital, resources, networks, relationships among others.
So if you understand the value that OMF could bring, whether you are an early stage entrepreneur or a fast growth business, with hunger to leapfrog to the next level, we should be talking!
OMF is committed to companies in mobile space. We support companies using mobile as a key medium to deliver products and services to consumers and enterprises. These range from 3G, Video, Content, device applications, Mobile Marketing & Advertising, Location based services, among others
If mobile is your first screen too? You could share with us a 5-10 slide ppt, a concept note, financial model and loads of enthusiasm.
TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd
TMG is a publisher of mobile social games for South East Asia reaching out
to over 500M mobile users. TMG license and develop games that are localized
and distributed through various networks and operators in SEA.TMG's games
work on any mobile device that comes with a mobile browser. Users may visit
www.kotagames.com to play the games without any downloads or installation.
For more information, go to http://www.tmgamer.co/.
Sold to Singtel Idea Factory Pte Ltd. and Softbank Corp.
Secure and hassle-free online pre-paid mobile recharges at Paytm.com.
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Ciqual enables Mobile Operators to improve their data services through actual knowledge of the customer experience. Ciqual combines direct selling with a series of channel partner relationships, including a worldwide channel partner agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks. Current customers include Mobile Operators in the UK, Italy, Spain, China and Australia. www.ciqual.com
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Plivo works on solutions unifying the web and telephony. Their first product is a cloud telephony solution which helps enterprises and service providers setup, manage and run their own private or public telephony clouds. http://plivo.com/
Dexetra SS Limited
Dexetra is a fledging product start-up based out of Bangalore, which focuses on Artificial Intelligence around personalized Search and Mobility. For over a year, Dexetra has been building a highly personalized and intelligent Answering Engine, which uses Natural Language Processing, context building and semantic maps to provide answers to users' question. Iris for Android, which is based on the same engine was launched and has around a million downloads within a month of launch. Dexetra hopes to take the Mobile user interface to the next level by making Voice and Natural Language the primary way of interaction, by building a Voice User Interface (VUI) framework. Dexetra SS Limited
CRAFTBY PRODUCTS PVT. LTD
Engrave is an India-based design collective engaged in the pursuit of creating unique lifestyle products with fine craftsmanship.http://engrave.in/
A job portal run by Delhi-based Highorbit Career Pvt Ltd and focused on mid-to-senior level placements. Unlike many other job portals, anyone can apply for a position posted on iimjobs even if he/she is not a registered member. But if you become a registered member, you will be entitled to added features like job feeds, job-related e-mail messages and personalised features that will help match your candidature with suitable jobs. http://www.IIMJobs.com
MobiSwipe is a convenient, anywhere and any time Mobile Payment Service . It allows merchants to use Android mobile phones or tablets as Point of Sale - PoS terminals with the capability to accept credit and debit card payments. http://www.mobiswipe.in/
Santa Claus Couriers Pvt. Ltd.
Chhotu.in is redefining the way eCommerce is done in India by continuous innovation. With the rapid growth of eCommerce in India, companies are facing numerous challenges in meeting the customers expectations and becoming profitable. Focused on the last mile logistics for eCommerce, Chotu is helping their partners in becoming great consumer brands with improved profit margins. http://www.chhotu.in/
Zepo Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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Once your plan is submitted, OMF will do a quick interim review of your application and get back to you in three working days and let you know of our interest in your proposal. At this stage, if we are interested, we will send you more questions and set up a meeting to take the conversation further.
To utilise his media industry expertise for mentoring companies under the One97 Mobility Fund
New Delhi, Aug 16, 2012: One97 Mobility Fund (OMF), an initiative of One97 Communications has roped in renowned media and business leader Arun Katiyar, as a Venture Catalyst. Arun will actively engage with the leadership team of the companies that are a part of One97 Mobility Fund’s portfolio and mentor them on their business strategies. As venture catalyst, he will accelerate their growth through regular interactions and leadership management insights.
Arun brings with him over three decades of media business experience. He was the Founder & Chief Operating Officer of India Today’s online business venture and played key roles in various business initiatives of the group. He was part of the leadership team at Indya.com before moving on to head the country’s first private FM radio station, Radio City, in Bangalore. In 2005, he founded SEraja, a mobile-based event-centric service. He is currently involved in a project that aims at creating a framework to manage and measure business integrity that can be applied to Indian businesses.
One97 Mobility Fund backs young entrepreneurs to build disruptive companies leveraging mobile Internet. Beyond investment, One97 supports these start-ups with human capital, access to market, and even workspace.
One97 Mobile & Saif Partners have together committed $100 million investment fund for co- investing in Mobile Internet companies. It has been actively investing in early stage start-ups to provide them with the opportunity of marking a mark for themselves in the industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Arun Katiyar, said, “This is a significant opportunity to develop the telecom eco-system in the country while working with the One97 Mobility Fund and the leadership team of the companies that are a part of the fund. In addition, identifying and nurturing start-ups with the potential to make a difference to the lives of consumers is exciting. I look forward to the association with One97 and working with its dynamic team.”
Sharing his views, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, One97 Communications said, “Arun has been my rock star. We have worked together in the past and the experience helped me understand how people, organizations and businesses function.I am happy that we can bring his expertise to our portfolio of companies. Entrepreneurs will love his depth of understanding and the problem solving style he brings from his background as an entrepreneur. It will be wonderful working together again.”