Inc42, in collaboration with Simpl and Emiza, has announced the launch of FAST42 2024, an initiative aimed at recognizing and celebrating India’s fastest-growing Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) brands.
The initiative marks the third edition of FAST42, focused on highlighting and acknowledging the pivotal role played by these brands in shaping the future of the D2C sector.
Speaking about the significance of this initiative, their official release stated,
“With FAST42, we aim to put a spotlight on India’s top 42 fastest-growing brands, highlighting their significant role in shaping the D2C sector’s future.”
The call for applications for FAST42 is open until December 20, inviting aspiring D2C brands to showcase their innovative strategies and notable revenue growth for a chance to be recognized as part of this prestigious list.
Inc42 has been actively involved in acknowledging and supporting brands within the D2C segment.
From organizing a virtual D2C summit in 2020 to building an active community inclusive of D2C founders, ecosystem contributors, and investors, Inc42 has gained valuable insights into the remarkable strides made by emerging brands in acquiring new customers.
FAST42 aims to distinguish exceptional D2C brands through a ranking categorized under ‘Growth’ and ‘Emerging.’ The list will provide an interactive online ranking along with insights detailing the journey, milestones, and future ambitions of these select brands.
The application deadline for FAST42 is set for December 20, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will then be contacted for verification purposes, with the final ranking set to be revealed in February 2024.
To know more details and for the application process, you can visit Inc42’s official announcement.
Past editions of FAST42 have witnessed an overwhelming response, with over 2,000 applications received. And, for this edition, Inc42 is expecting far more participants as the industry is witnessing huge growth in terms of new brands and interest from customers.
Stay tuned as Inc42’s FAST42 2024 unfolds, recognizing and celebrating the growth of India’s most promising D2C brands.