Sankalp Summit: How iMerit is making the rural BPO model work

iMerit Technology Services is a smartsourcing company that employs youth and women from underserved communities to offer information technology services such as digital publishing, data analytics, and application testing to global clients including multinational corporations, libraries, academic institutions, major non-profits, and startups.

HQ: Kolkata

Founded: 2012

Founders: Radha Basu, Dipak Basu

Funding: Raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Omidyar Network in 2013.

Current status: iMerit works closely with its sister organization Anudip Foundation, which trains over 1,500 youth and women from the bottom-of-the-pyramid every quarter. It currently has 14-odd clients including Accenture, Amazon, American India Foundation, Cisco, Bank of America and Google.

What next: Plans to expand beyond Kolkata and take its model to other Indian states.

iMerit is a finalist at the Sankalp Awards 2014.

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