Interbrand has released their second annual ‘Best Breakthrough Brands’Report in collaboration with the New York Stock Exchange, Ready Set Rocket & Facebook. The report honors emerging brands that are the next generation of world-changing brands
Interbrand has announced its second annual Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report in partnership with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Ready Set Rocket. The 2017 report recognizes 40 next-generation, disruptive brands that define progress and the potential to grow. The report complements Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands report, now entering its 18th year, by putting a spotlight on emerging brands—those that are affecting change and embodying growth.
“There are moments throughout the life of your business when you enter a new stage of growth,” said Jez Frampton, Interbrand’s Global CEO. “For Breakthrough Brands, it’s realizing there’s a gap or a need in the marketplace, and filling it. These brands are catalysts as they are not just setting new standards for other brands, they’re breaking them.”
After analyzing over 350 submissions from global influencers and open public submissions, 40 brands were selected as this year’s Breakthrough Brands; amongst which India’s start-up poster-brand Flipkart and technology-enabled logistics start-up Rivigo have also been featured. Paperboat by Hector Beverages has also been mentioned as one of the exemplified brands for appealing the rising middle class consumer in the APAC countries; by prioritizing craftsmanship and personalization, with an authentic and differentiated story.
As per the report, Flipkart has a staggering valuation of USD $11,600 million and a funding of USD $4,550 million. The Bangalore based brand has become a hallmark of growth in Asia. It has changed the e-tail landscape in India, providing access to goods in both urban and rural communities at prices that were once unimaginable. Flipkart is also investing in payment and retail tech across the continent, making it one of the region’s biggest Breakthrough catalysts. Recently receiving USD $1.4 billion in funding, the brand is set to break through globally.
On the other hand, Rivigo has been valued at USD $1,880 million and its funding is recorded at USD $114.9 million. According to the report, Rivigo isn’t just about logistics: it’s about people. The India-based brand improves the working lives of the humans behind its delivery fleets by using big data, IoT sensors, and AI to monitor and manage driver stress and fatigue. With a team of top data scientists, Rivigo is creating systems that increase distance covered and improve turnaround times up to 70 percent—driving productivity for both its people and its clients.
This year’s report divides the Breakthrough Brands into seven key insights:
When selecting the brands to be featured in this report, these criteria were key:
Criteria & Methodology
Commenting on the Indian contenders and the overall Breakthrough Brands in the local market, Ashish Mishra, Managing Director, Interbrand India said “India is emerging as a crucible for the Breakthrough Brands due to our demographic, social, expressive & experiential evolution leading to cross fertilization of new consumers, markets, lifestyles and touch points. There is a genuine need of improving lives across business and life-critical areas of money & mobility on one hand, health & lifestyle on another. The other big phenomenon is the merging of the breakthrough mindset with traditional organizations. We are seeing many traditional companies spawning breakthrough businesses within their folds. Indeed, it’s no longer about start-ups anymore but about inculcating the breakthrough mindset no matter what you do and who you are.”