Lately, ProductsMade.in – a database or directory of Indian technology companies has been launched today by NASSCOM-Zinnov collaborative initiative. In this directory, apart from searching Indian tech-companies one can add, edit about Indian companies, startups and technology products or service based firms in India only.
The directory has over 2000 products/companies listed in over 50 categories and different industry categories right from aerospace, banking, biotechnology, computers, electronics, pharma, software, telecom and more.
However the initiative is no different from other business directories that are online already, the only difference is ProductsMade.in only for technology companies are rest are more of mixed B2B directories. ProductsMade.in website is however not fully operative, blame it on its beta version, much of the features are showing errors and non-existence such – videos, the only feature that will make ProductsMade.in different from other business directories.
Nevertheless Indian IT/ITES industry especially startup ecosystem lack such kind of resource which can be authoritative and credible on name of some reputed organization/association such as NASSCOM. The directory can provide tech-companies a nice tool to search for other companies in their desired geographies, ger rated and comments/ feedback, all this at one place.
In January this year NASSCOM has also started program called – 10,000 Start-ups, an initiative to incubate, funding and supporting 10,000 technology startups in India over the next ten years. NASSCOM seems to be in more rush for different startups initiative ever since iSpirt & ProductNation.in, which are platforms to nurture and grow the entrepreneurs, SMBs, companies and and product based startups respectively, iSpirt is an association better called as Indian Software Product Industry Round Table which will serve a think tank association for startups, SMBs, small entrepreneurs and especially software product industry in India.
NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) is India’s leading trade body with 1400 members consisting of domestic and global Information Technology companies present in the Indian market. 95% of the revenue generated by the Indian IT industry comes from NASSCOM affiliated member companies.