India saw 1,200 startups being born in 2015. Currently, three-four startups are born each day . The number of startups is projected to grow to around 12,000 by 2020. The startups now employ around 85,000 people directly .
The report, launched in partnership with consulting firm Zinnov and Google, finds that 72% of the founders are less than 35 years old. The number of female entrepreneurs still constitutes only 9% of the entrepreneurs in the country , but the absolute number grew by 50% over the past year.
R Chandrashekhar, president, Nasscom, said, “The emergence of unicorns (startups with a valuation of $1 billion or more) and the big exits have created a lot of confidence in the ecosystem. Startups are now creating innovative technology solutions that are addressing social problems.“