India bags No. 3 spot in world’s startup ecosystem

Fuelled by $100 million flowing into the country’s startups every week, the number of startups founded in the country has grown by 40% in 2015 over the previous year, said Nasscom’s latest report on the Indian startup ecosystem.India is the third biggest startup ecosystem with more than 4,200 founded and it is expected that the country will receive $6.5 billion in funding in 2015. The largest startup ecosystems are the US (47,000-48,000 startups) and UK (4,500-5,000). Israel and China follow India.

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.“

Source: The Times of India
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Neeraj; an entrepreneur & a visionary in the field of Railway, Defense & Automobiles, is a graduate in commerce and a Harvard Business School Alumni. He’s an expert in govt. liasoning & contracting and has an exceptional network & connections at both local as well as global level. He’s an expert in Market Strategy & Planning and has served number of overseas companies as an advisor/consultant. He takes a profound interest in upcoming startups & is very receptive towards ground-breaking ideas & innovations. He likes to brainstorm those ideas and if the values & philosophies matches; he is even ready to invest his resources, serve as a mentor or act as an incubator to futuristic businesses.

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