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Art&Found Wins HOT 1OO: RACE TO GRACE 2017 Award

Mumbai, India – March15, 2017 – In the presence of eminent CIOs, angel investors, industry stalwarts, VCs, and corporate heads,Art&Found has been recognised with HOT 1OO: RACE TO GRACE 2017 Award, which champions innovation and enterprise.

This was the third edition of the Hot 100 Awards, which honour startups providing unique and disruptive technology solutions that work, deliver real benefits, are innovative and potentially address the market at large. This year saw a significant number of entries and the 23 jury member panel was hard pressed to select the winners whose creative use of technology made them stand out. Entries were received from a wide array of fields, from Cloud and Data Analytics to Healthcare, Education, Social Media, eCommerce, IoT, and BFSI, among others.

Winners of theHOT 1OO: RACE TO GRACE 2017 Awards were determined by public voting coupled with scores from an eminent pan-India jury panel. The panel comprised industry stalwarts—CIOs, Investors, Analysts, Commentators and Industry Leaders—who allocated scores and basis their expertise finalised the winners.Selection is made by evaluating the startup’s technological innovation, team strength, opportunity size, and product value proposition. The HOT 100 Awards are a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit, and seek to recognise and reward India’s most dynamic enterprise-focused startup businesses. Having earned this validation and honour, startups have a platform through which they can introduce their company to the world.

HOT 1OO: RACE TO GRACE 2017 Awards were presented to 100 innovative startups.

“Through the Hot100 Awards we have curate the most validated, trustworthy and promising technology startups in the country,” said AnoopMathur, Founder & President, Centre Of Recognition & Excellence. “This is done with the help of the CIO community, Angel Investors and the ICT Ecosystem Mentors. I’m very excited for the winners who demonstrated innovation and excellence, with outstanding achievements. I congratulate them on winning this elite tag.”

Art&Found is a curated platform to discover beautiful art. A startup based in south Mumbai, Art&Found works with Indian artists from around the world and caters to young, art buyers looking for affordable art for their homes or offices. Apart from selling art online, they also do styling for commercial spaces using various art forms like murals and framed art with the objective to transform basic interiors to a vibrant décor job that fits the company culture.

“We are honoured and humbled to win this award. It’s been a year since we launched, so good timing. This award gives us validation for what we’re doing with respect to changing the way people perceive and buy art. This year is going to be big for us. I’ve got a stellar team that’s working on something new.” Aditya Mehta, Founder CEO, Art&Found.

KPMG is the knowledge partner for HOT 100 2017.

Photograph: Aditya Mehta, Founder, Art&Found, receives theHOT 100 Award from Shrirang Deshpande, Country Head-Data Center Business (India), Vertiv, and Sunil Mehta, Senior Vice President and Area Systems Director, J. Walter Thompson South Asia. 

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