Internet and Mobile Association of India
|Subho Ray, President |
Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a not-for-profit industry body registered under the Societies Act, 1896. Its mandate is to expand and enhance the online and mobile value added services sectors. IAMAI also put forward the problems and requirements of the businesses to the consumers, shareholders, investors and the government of India. The main purpose of the Internet and Mobile Association of India is to improve and expand the value added services pertaining to mobiles and several online services.
IAMAI is a specialized industry body in India representing the interests of online and mobile value added services industry.
The need for an association of Internet companies in India was felt in early 2000. India's early internet pioneers such as Ajit Balakrishnan of and Rajesh Jain established successful companies but did not build an ecosystem. In 2002, baazee.com's Avnish Bajaj and Mouthshut.com's Faisal Farooqui exchanged conversations over email to establish an informal association of CEOs in the Internet space. They suggested a name "Council of High Tech CEOs" as majority of the Internet start-ups, were tech heavy. The new startups felt that the Indian tech narrative was dominated by NASSCOM's view of outsourcing companies. Council of High Tech CEO was also suggested to Anupam Mittal and Anand Mittal. Upon his return from the US after quitting Microstrategy, Anupam Mittal and others founded IAMAI.
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