Bengaluru, India, September 8, 2015 – Happiest Minds Technologies, the next generation Digital Transformation, Infrastructure & Security and Product Engineering Services Company, won the “The Smart CEO Startup50 – Startup of the Year Award at the prestigious “SmartCEO Startup50 Awards 2015: Recognizing the Leaders and Change-makers of tomorrow”. Happiest Minds was among the winners in the Rapid Growth Category.

The Startup50 Conference and Awards was conceptualized with a very specific goal in mind: to recognize and reward entrepreneurs who’ve scaled up their businesses in the most strategic way and at a dynamic pace.

The Conference revolved around understanding the art and science of building long-term businesses in various sectors – including technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, retail etc. – through discussions with venture capital investors and entrepreneurs. The summit culminated with an Awards ceremony to recognize 50 of India’s most promising startups. The nominated companies were evaluated by a jury, which comprised a leading panel of experts from the Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem, investors and top Indian business leaders.

“The Smart CEO Startup50 – Startup of the Year” Award highlighted Happiest Minds’ overall performance and track record among all the top 50 companies recognized as winners across different categories.

“The Startup of the Year” Award focused on scaling of critical parameters of Revenue and People, where Happiest Minds had already established its credentials with several international recognitions such as the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 awards etc.

“Winning two awards on the eve of our Foundation Day, is recognition of our cutting edge offerings in the sphere of Digital Transformation and allied services. As one of the fastest growing companies, we are proud to share this moment with our customers and gratefully acknowledge their steadfast support in this journey”, said Sashi Kumar – CEO & MD, Happiest Minds.

“Our philosophy is, “happiest people make happiest customers”. Our mission is a constant reminder of the fact that we are in the business of making our customers happy through happy people. Receiving such awards gives us the confidence that we are on the right track,” added Raja Shanmugam, Chief People Officer at Happiest Minds.

With a $ 50mn+ annualized revenue run rate, 100+ valued customers and a team size of more than 1500, Happiest Minds is also en route to becoming the fastest Indian IT services company aiming to achieve $100mn in revenue with a focus on going public within the next 4 years.

About Happiest Minds Technologies
Happiest Minds is a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering Services Company with 100+ customers , 1500+ people and 16 locations. Happiest Minds 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: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain centric solutions applying skills, IPs and functional expertise in IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia and has secured $ 52.5 million Series-A funding. Its investors are JP Morgan Private Equity Group, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.

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