The company was incorporated as ‘Matrimony Services.com Private Limited’, a private limited company under the Companies Act, 1956 on July 13, 2001, at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The name of the company was subsequently changed to ‘Bharatmatrimony.com Private Limited’ pursuant to a resolution passed by the shareholders of the company on December 5, 2003. A fresh certificate of incorporation consequent to change of name was issued by the RoC on December 15, 2003. The name of the company was further changed to ‘Consim Info Private Limited’ pursuant to a special resolution of the shareholders of the company dated August 30, 2007 and a fresh certificate of incorporation was issued by the RoC on September 27, 2007. Subsequently, the name of the company was changed to ‘Matrimony.com Private Limited’ pursuant to a special resolution of the shareholders of the company dated July 27, 2012 and a fresh certificate of incorporation was issued by the RoC on August 17, 2012. Subsequently, upon conversion to a public limited company pursuant to a special resolution of the shareholders of the company dated December 2, 2014 the name of the company was changed to Matrimony.com Limited and a fresh certificate of incorporation was issued by the RoC on January 2, 2015.
The company is the leading provider of online matchmaking services in India in terms of the average number of website pages viewed by unique visitors in June 2017. It delivers matchmaking services to its users in India and the Indian diaspora through its websites, mobile sites and mobile apps complemented by its on-the-ground network in India. Its brand, BharatMatrimony.com, has been ranked as India’s most trusted online matrimony brand by The Brand Trust Report India Study 2014 (a study covering 20,000 brands across 16 cities) and its other matchmaking brands such as CommunityMatrimony.com and EliteMatrimony.com are well-established in India.
Business area of the company
The company’s business currently comprises two segments - (i) matchmaking services and (ii) marriage services and related sale of products. In fiscal 2017 and the three months ended June 30, 2017, matchmaking services and marriage services accounted for all of its revenue and there was no revenue from the related sale of products.
Major events and milestones
2002: Launched ‘Mega Swayamvaram’, the then largest matrimony meet in the world.
2006: Received funding from Canaan VII Mauritius, Overture Services Europe BV, Draper Investment Company LLC and Hartenbaum Revocable Trust U/A/D 02/03/06.
2008: Received funding from Mayfield XII, Mauritius, Canaan VII Mauritius, Overture Services Europe BV, Draper Investment Company LLC and Hartenbaum Revocable Trust U/A/D 02/03/06.
2008: Launched “Elite Matrimony”, an exclusive match making services for premium customers.
2009: Launched “Community Matrimony”.
2010: Launched “Assisted Matrimony”.
2011: “Bharatmatrimony” made available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia devices.
2011: Received third round of funding from Canaan VII Mauritius and Mayfield XII, Mauritius.
2011: Yahoo! Netherlands BV (formerly Overture Services Europe BV) sold its investment in the company to Bessemer India Capital Holdings II Ltd., Mayfield XII, Mauritius and Canaan VII Mauritius.
2012: Featured in Guinness Book of Records for largest photo album.
2013: Demerger of property advisory and marketing business of the Company.
2016: Launched “Matrimony Bazaar”.
2017: Launched “Matrimony Mandaps”.
Awards and Accreditations
2017: Global Mobile App Summit and Award in the Social - Matrimonial category for the Bharat Matrimony app.
2016: Global Mobile App Summit and Award in the Social - Matrimonial category for the Bharat Matrimony app.
2015: Special jury mention for gender sensitivity (2013-2014) received for a TVC (Bharat Matrimony-Career) at the National Laadli Media and Advertising Awards.
2015: Certificate of excellence received from NASSCOM for ‘Innovative Application of Analytics for Business Solution, 2015.
2014: Awarded ISO 9001:2008 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited.
2014: Bharatmatrimony.com awarded ‘India’s most trusted online matrimony’ by Trust Research Advisory.
2014: ‘Most used matrimonial search websites’ in the year 2013-14 by Juxt consult.
2013: ‘Best 'PE / VC backed Consumer Internet Company’ by VC Circle.
2013: Honoree 2013 awarded to matrimony.com by Paul Writer for being one of the 50 hot brands in 2013.
2011: ‘Best Indian Community Website’ awarded by NDTV-Hindu Lifestyle.
2010: Brand Leadership Award at the 9th Indira Awards for marketing excellence.
2009: Red Herring 100 Global Winner.
2008: Recognised as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Technology Fast 50 India 2008 program conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Asia Pacific.
2008: Certificate awarded by PC World India to Bharatmatrimony.com for excellence in technology usage in the matrimonial category.
2007: Featured in the Limca Book of Records, for record number of documented marriages online.