IAMAI announces results of its first D2C awards: Best Media Info

Aman Gupta

Aman Gupta, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of boAt Lifestyle, was adjudged the ‘D2C Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the D2C Awards Jury, which was part of the second edition of the D2C Founders’ Exclusive Residential Summit. Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in association with Meta from 18th to 20th November 2022, at Alila Diwa, Goa.

The three-day event enabled the country’s leading founders, investors, partners and entrepreneurs to come together and share their experiences to help brands shape successful businesses.

Held on November 19, the IAMAI Awards recognized the efforts of founders and enablers who are helping to develop the D2C ecosystem in India.

boAT’s Gupta said, “This award is very dear to me given my association with IAMAI. I thank the jury for this honor and congratulate all the winners in the various categories.

The list of winners for each award category is as follows:

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IAMAI D2C Award Categories



BNPL Best Innovation for D2C Award

Paytm Postpaid


Best Payment Innovation for D2C Award

Paytm Payment Bank


Best Supply Chain and Logistics Partner for D2C Award

ZFW Dark Stores


Best Technology Innovation for D2C Award

Health Sirona


Best Branding/Brand Identity Initiative Award



Award for the best brand development/product diversification strategy

Urinate safely


Best Customer Experience Strategy Award



Best content marketing strategy award



Best Customer Relationship Marketing Award



Best Integrated Marketing Campaign Award

Power gums


Best Omnichannel Strategy Award

Nothing else matters


Best Use of Social Media – Instagram Award

WOW Life Science


Best Use of Social Media – LinkedIn Award

Wakefit Innovations Pvt. Ltd.


D2C Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Aman Gupta, Life on a Boat

Dinesh Agarwal, CEO, IndiaMart; Lloyd Mathias, angel investor and business strategist; Tarana Lalwani, Founding Partner, InnoVen Capital; Manish Vij, Co-Founder, Smile Group. Ashish Agrawal, Managing Director, Chrys Capital; Atul Mehta, COO, Shiprocket; Ninad Karpe, 100x VC partner; Hari Polipathy, Industry Head, Automotive & D2C, Meta were the jury members for the awards.

“The D2C sector is an inspiring space today and I appreciate what my fellow entrepreneurs are doing to revolutionize retail marketing,” said IndiaMart’s Agarwal. This section is full of innovative solutions and services from brands and enablers. I am delighted that the IAMAI D2C Awards recognize both D2C entrepreneurs and enablers for their contribution to the growth of the sector. I wish them all the best from the bottom of my heart.”

“It was a pleasure to be part of the jury for the first edition of the IAMAI D2C Awards,” said Mathias. Some of the work I’ve seen in the last few days is absolutely outstanding. The D2C landscape is full of brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs who are defining the landscape. It was a great opportunity to learn about some of the great work being done by these brands. I congratulate the winners and wish all the founders and members of the ecosystem the best for the brilliant work they are doing. I really believe that D2C India is in a great space with the kind of work that is coming up.

Social media luminaries like Ranveer Allahbadia, Viraj Sheth and Raj Shamani addressed the exclusive summit, which featured over 20 insightful sessions and over 10 panel discussions, discussing several topics relevant to the rapidly evolving industry. 70+ founders/co-founders of over 45 top Indian D2C brands including Anveya Living Pvt. Ltd., Biryani By Kilo, boat, Campus Sutra, Clovia, Coffeeza, Freecultr, Noise, Power Gummies, Rage Coffee, Ras Luxury Oils, Neeman’s Shoes, Himalayan Organics, Wow Skin Science and Pee Safe were present at the event.

Meet partners were Meta, Bobble AI, Gupshup, GoKwick, Admitad, Ethinos, Exotel, Get Vantage, Liqvd Asia, Profitwheel, ZFW, Crest, Limechat and SwopStore and PGA Labs as knowledge partners.

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