Indian Startup Ecosystem

In: People

Submitted By alex74940
Words 707
Pages 3
Indian Society
Why is India a great startup ecosystem ?
There is a joke about India saying that « India is about the ABC’s » A, B & C standing for
Astrology, Bollywood and Cricket. It is time for the jokers to stop underrating India and to make the S of ABC’s stands for Start-ups.
India is the third biggest startup ecosystem in the world. In the past few years, the Indian startup ecosystem has been driven by factors like massive funding, growing domestic activities and cutting edge technology. The figures are impressive : 3,100 startups in 2014, a projection of more than 11,500 by 2020. Between 2010 and 2014, the infusion of VC and PE went from $13 million to
$1,818 million. Angel investment has also multiplied 8 times from $4.2 million to $32.2 million.
It’s a new paradigm for indian economy. It is changing the way the markets are working today in
India.
1) Internet allowed a new access to knowledge :
We must underline that the Online Courses platform Coursera (http://www.coursera.org/) has more of 75% of its customers in developing countries such as India. Among those 75%, 50% are less than 18 years old. What does this mean for indian economy ? There are currently a lot of indian young people following lectures of top teachers from Harvard and other IVY League schools. In other words, millions of youngsters are getting new skills everyday on the Internet, but those skills do not have a big impact on their employability because they don’t receive diplomas.
This huge amount of skills transmitted daily thanks to google.com is creating a generation of youngsters in India that wants to value their skills through entrepreneurship. A report, launched in partnership with Google and the consulting firm Zinnov, finds that 72% of the founders are less than 35 years old.Internet created a new equation in India :
Access to knowledge + new skills + low…...

Similar Documents

Ecosystem

...Discuss the possible effects of human interference on ecosystems. Identify links between altered nutrient cycling and the species composition/ structure of ecosystems. Ecosystem is a single working unit that consists of a group of interrelated organisms and their physical environment. It forms the basic functional unit of ecology (Boyle & Senior, 2008, p.602). Humans are part of the ecosystem where we play the role of consumers. Humans need a supply of mineral nutrients such as carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous which make up the carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids in our bodies. Minerals nutrients are recycled over and over again, passing between organisms in the ecosystem. The carbon, oxygen and nitrogen in our bodies could be part of the soil a year ago (Boyle & Senior, 2008, p6210). Instead of adapting to the environment like most other species do; we, humans change habitats and interfere with the ecosystem to suit ourselves as consumers. Altered nutrient cycles are one of the consequences of advancement of humans. Humans bring about environmental damages by influencing the carbon cycle in two ways. Firstly, forests removed for farming and housing have caused the depletion in plants and trees. Deforestation has reduced the numbers of trees and plants that absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. The uptake of carbon dioxide by plants and oceans is not fast enough. As a result, the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere increased by......

Words: 658 - Pages: 3

An Ecosystem

...miles southwest of Houston, Texas. It is a wonderful representative natural ecosystem that is receiving worthy considerations for native species preservation and management. There is no roadside sign to announce the Nash Prairie, no fence around more than 400 acres of tall grasses that have never been plowed. The grassland remained unplowed because of the farming methods. Cattle infrequently grazed on the property, and the landowners harvested hay once, maybe twice, a year and never in the same pattern, which allows plants time to regenerate. This has resulted in a rich and subtle ecosystem. Serious bird watchers, wildflower enthusiasts, and botanists tend to know about this place and its native grasses. Laura Huffman, Texas director of the Nature Conservancy (an environmental group) says that “this prairie is a beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like.” It is said to be a beauty in a haystack for many reasons. According to Wiley Plus (2009) publication, the structural and functional dynamics of this ecosystem is comprised of nonliving and living fundamentals. The nonliving part is the physical-chemical environment, including the local atmosphere, water, and mineral soil (on land) or other substrate (in water). The living part, called the ecological community, is the set of species interacting within the ecosystem. There are two basic kinds of processes that must occur in an ecosystem: a cycling of chemical elements and a flow of energy in order for it......

Words: 1087 - Pages: 5

Startup

...digital start-ups with funding, mentoring, access to legal and financial advice, new technologies and premises accelerators are still essential to the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems not only because they provide a petri dish for innovation, but because they create jobs. In an article on AllThingsD today, Jed Christiansen contends that the fundamental value of seed accelerators lies in their ability to both drive economic growth and foster an entrepreneurial culture within local communities. Why important Startups, small businesses and accelerators are critical pistons in the engine of job creation; there are a few who would argue with that. However, research from the Kauffman Foundation puts into perspective just how important they are. It suggests that, between 1980 and 2005, all net job growth emanated from companies fewer than five-years-old. When it comes to how to best reverse an economic downturn, about the only thing you might find politicians agreeing on is the importance of supporting small businesses. For accelerators, it doesn’t matter whether or not all of their startups raise big rounds of venture capital, it matters how well their graduates can build a network of support for their peers and for future companies. The deeper and more robust it becomes, the more success startups find and the more jobs they collectively create. One of the more interesting results was that the funding they received was the least important aspect of the program. What......

Words: 2463 - Pages: 10

Ecosystem

...ECOSYSTEMS ECOSYSTEMS Ecosystem is a living thing. It is a community of animals, and them interacting with each other in an environment. Everyone is in it. It a place where the plants grow and, also there are animal in it, people are part of the ecosystem too. If one thing is taken away can affect the other. There is a component called abiotic and biotic. Plants and animal and also people are part of the ecosystem. An ecosystem means ecological system. Each organism has its niche. Plants are important or other animal. We are part of an ecosystem. Plants are important to animal that eats plant. It is because the animal gets energy from plant. Animal are not the only that is there it’s also people. People are also part of ecosystem. People are everywhere when you walk on the street, when you go to the park too. Something part of the ecosystem can also be underwater too. If you take away one thing it affects the other. For example, if you take away the plants it will affect the animals that eat plant; also, the plant eater would be extinct. Also the carnivores would be extinct. It is like if you take away one stick from under, it will pull the others. It’s also like how you take the leg from the table the whole table won’t be straight. Abiotic components are sunlight, temperature, precipitation, soil or water chemistry, etc. The biotic components are primary producer, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores, etc. In conclusion, an ecosystem is a living thing.......

Words: 323 - Pages: 2

Startup = Growth

...September 2012 A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of "exit." The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth. If you want to start one it's important to understand that. Startups are so hard that you can't be pointed off to the side and hope to succeed. You have to know that growth is what you're after. The good news is, if you get growth, everything else tends to fall into place. Which means you can use growth like a compass to make almost every decision you face. Redwoods Let's start with a distinction that should be obvious but is often overlooked: not every newly founded company is a startup. Millions of companies are started every year in the US. Only a tiny fraction are startups. Most are service businesses—restaurants, barbershops, plumbers, and so on. These are not startups, except in a few unusual cases. A barbershop isn't designed to grow fast. Whereas a search engine, for example, is. When I say startups are designed to grow fast, I mean it in two senses. Partly I mean designed in the sense of intended, because most startups fail. But I also mean startups are different by nature, in the same way a redwood seedling has a different destiny from a bean sprout. That difference is why there's a distinct word, "startup," for......

Words: 5367 - Pages: 22

Ecosystems

...Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change Jane Wynn SCI/256 October 1, 2013 Barbara Plourde Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change The world is made up of many different ways of water, from the rivers, streams, oceans, lakes, and swamps all of them are beautiful in their own way. Throughout a time span you try and figure out the mysterious of why there are such beautiful beaches in certain areas and not all over the world. Well it is now time for us to uncover the mysterious of the beach creation of this world. We will be learning the structure, function, and the way it changes through the marvels of its beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Each formation of water has its own purpose in life cycle. But the most interesting is the see through water at the beach, which are most common in the Caribbean areas and Gulf Coast. The reason that the water is so clear per the UCSB Scienceline article it is because the suspended or stirred up sediment and the living organic material, such as phytoplankton. Suspended sediments are when an over flow of water from a storm or waves carry into an ocean from a river. Organic material such as phytoplankton and zooplankton normally grow when light is made available and when the nutrients are made available from a storm. Phytoplankton is a plant organism that drifts in the ocean, and zooplankton is an animal organism the drifts/wanders in the ocean. It is harder for the water to get muddy in the Caribbean and Gulf Coast because it......

Words: 729 - Pages: 3

Ecosystem

...What is an ecosystem? Well, an ecosystem includes all living things, such as animals and plants, and non-living things, such as the climate, soil and weather in a given area. Some examples of an ecosystem could be a desert, coral reef, or a rainforest. The ecosystem that has and will still to this day amaze me is the rainforest ecosystem. The rainforest can be characterized by its dense growth of trees in a very wet climate. There are tropical rainforests and temperate rainforests. The largest and in my opinion the most beautiful rainforest is the tropical. The tropical rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any of the other ecosystems combined. A tropical rainforest can be located near the equator. This type of rainforest is mainly in Brazil, but can also be found in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and West Africa. On the other hand, temperate rainforest can be found by the coast, the largest being by the Pacific coast of North America. The Daintree rainforest in Australia is by far the most interesting tropical rainforest. It is located north of Australia near Daintree, Queensland by the coast. This rainforest contains 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, and 65% of Australia's bat and butterfly species. It also contains 20 % of bird species in the country. In the rainforest there are both abiotic components and biotic components. Abiotic components are the nonliving things, such as ware, air, temperature, wind and the sun....

Words: 837 - Pages: 4

Online Food Ordering Startup

...Procedure to Submit In order to maintain anonymity, we shall be providing each team with their unique team ID. You need to submit your file in PDF format, with the file name being this ID. Refrain from mentioning any personal data in the answer sheet. Replies need to be made to the Gmail thread on which you received this document. Any submissions outside the thread shall NOT be considered for evaluation. Last date for submission is 8:00 am, November 16th, 2015. TinyOwl1 The Indian start-up ecosystem has off late caught a new fancy – food start-ups. This industry ranges from online listing of food outlets, grocery delivery to food ordering. In this case, you shall focus on an online food ordering start-up in India. Industry Background Over the past one year, there has been an exponential growth in the number of food startups. This area is garnering investors’ interest, so much so that the market size of food in India is expected to reach Rs. 42 trillion by 2020, reports BCG. Presently, the Indian food market is around Rs. 23 trillion.2 Some of the players in the online food ordering industry are FoodPanda, Faaso’s, TinyOwl, Yumist and iTiffin. While these are only the newbies who have raised money, some established players in other industries are also making attempts to enter the food ordering industry. Zomato, JustDial and Ola Cabs are some examples. About TinyOwl 1. Business Description TinyOwl is a mobile only food delivery app that lets users order......

Words: 991 - Pages: 4

Ecosystems

...this assignment, you will investigate the biotic and abiotic structure and function of an ecosystem. Choose 1 of the following ecosystems: * Tropical rainforest * Grassland * Coral reef * Estuary * Desert You will prepare a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation (not including the title or reference slides) and include a minimum of 3 images about your choice of ecosystem, covering the following in your presentation:  * Where might this type of ecosystem be located? Give 1 specific example. * Describe the structure of the ecosystem. * List both the abiotic components and biotic components. * Describe the function of the ecosystem. * How do the abiotic and biotic components interact in biogeochemical cycles? * Describe both the carbon and nitrogen cycles. * Describe disturbance and recovery. * Describe 1 natural and 1 human-caused disturbance to the ecosystem. * Explain the damage to the ecosystem, including how the abiotic and biotic characteristics of the ecosystem changed. * Explain how ecosystems recover naturally based on resilience mechanisms and the theory of secondary succession. Ecosystem  Definition noun, plural: ecosystems A system that includes all living organisms (biotic factors) in an area as well as its physical environment (abiotic factors) functioning together as a unit.  Supplement An ecosystem is made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil, rocks, minerals, water sources......

Words: 304 - Pages: 2

Startup Plan

...reduce regulatory burden, startups shall be allowed to self-certify compliance with labour and environment laws. In case of labour laws, no inspection will be conducted for three years. In case of environment laws, startups under ‘white’ category would be able to self certify compliance. 2. Startup India hub – Will be single-point of contact and hand-holding. 3. Simplifying the startup process – A startup will be to able to set up by just filling up a short form through a mobile app and online portal that will be launched in April. 4. Patent protection – PM Modi said patent protection and IP rights are a major concern for Indian startups. The government will make IPR procedure transparent for stratups. Fast track mechanisms of startup patent applications – in order to allow startups to realise the value of their IPRs at the earliest possible. Patent applications of the startups shall be fast tracked for examination and disposal. 5. Panel of facilitators to provide legal support and assist in filing of patent application– Facilitators shall provide assistance for startups in filing and disposal of patent applications related to patents, trademarks and design under relevant Acts. Government shall bear the entire fees of the facilitators for any number of patents, trademarks or designs that a startup may file. 6. 80% rebate on filing patent applications by startups – To enable startups to reduce costs in their crucial formative years, startups shall be provided......

Words: 910 - Pages: 4

Ecosystem

...Balancing Ecosystem University of Phoenix November 30th, 2015 Glimmerville City Council, I am writing this letter after it has come to my attention that your city is facing the same problem with the Grass Carp like the city of Sparksville. The problem with the grass carp is once they have been introduced they kill off the native species of our local waters. The purpose for the introduction of the grass carp is to remove the overabundance of indigenous aquatic plant life in particular habitats that have taken over due to fertilizer deposits making it to our community waterways thus, making survival hard for other inhabitants. In order to receive the optimal amount of benefits that the grass carp species has to offer, it must be released into a secure environment with no possibility of escape into other waterways. This species has found its way into many reservoirs, lakes, streams, and rivers in our community intentionally and/or by accident; either way it involves some degree of human error. Because the grass carp is native to Asia, it has no natural predators in North America so there is nothing to kill them in order to stop the production of more of them. Another major factor which adds to this problem is their life expectancy is quite a long time and weigh up to 100 pounds, maybe more. The large-mouth bass and a few other species of fish will eat them if they are small enough. The Grass carp are pushing out the other fish that fishermen want to catch. We had to...

Words: 462 - Pages: 2

Startups You Need to Know

...as the Most Innovative Indian Law Firm (2014 & 2015) at the Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Awards by the Financial Times - RSG Consulting. Nishith Desai Associates has been awarded for “M&A Deal of the year”, “Best Dispute Management lawyer”, “Best Use of Innovation and Technology in a law firm” and “Best Dispute Management Firm”, by IDEX Legal 2015 in association with three legal charities; IDIA, iProbono and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Nishith Desai Associates has been recognized as a Recommended Tax Firm in India by World Tax 2015 (International Tax Review’s directory). IBLJ (India Business Law Journal) has awarded Nishith Desai Associates for Private equity & venture capital, structured finance & securitization, TMT and Taxation in (2014/2015). IFLR1000 has ranked Nishith Desai Associates in Tier 1 for Private Equity (2014). Chambers and Partners ranked us as # 1 for Tax and Technology-Media-Telecom (2014/2015). Legal 500 ranked us in # 1 for Investment Funds, Tax and Technology-Media-Telecom (TMT) practices (2011/2012/2013/2014). IDEX Legal has recognized Nishith Desai as the Managing Partner of the Year (2014). Legal Era, a prestigious Legal Media Group has recognized Nishith Desai Associates as the Best Tax Law Firm of the Year (2013). Chambers & Partners has ranked us as # 1 for Tax, TMT and Private Equity (2013). For the third consecutive year. International Financial Law Review (a Euromoney publication) has recognized us as the Indian “Firm of the......

Words: 22451 - Pages: 90

Ecosystem

...Ecosystem of the Mojave Desert Bio/101 March 5, 2012 Ecosystem of the Mojave Desert The Mojave Desert is 54,000 square miles of its own special brand of diversity; it is one desert - rather than a series of separate entities. By becoming aware of the combined identity, appreciation and better understanding of the issues that affect the Mojave Desert can occur on a holistic level. Generally, at the edges of the Mojave are areas where dominant plant and animal species change from one to another and both, to various degrees may be possibly found on the fringes of the other. The Mojave Desert ecosystem evolves from plants and animals which are resources within each other. Adaption to the rough temperatures and little water, these ecosystems finds many ways to survive. This ecosystem plays host to a wide variety of plants and animals living in an environment that humans may think are harsh conditions. Many animals get their energy by eating plants, but desert plants give up the fruit of their production very reluctantly. Sharp spines, such as a cactus, discourage plant-eaters. The Mule deer avoids these obstacles by eating seeds, although safe to eat, they can be hard to find. Many are small and look like grains of sand. The plant's solar energy flows through the ecosystem as Mule deer, and other herbivores like jackrabbits, fall prey to carnivores like great horned owls, coyotes, bobcats, or snakes (Townsend, Harper & Begon, 2000). Survival in the desert cannot occur...

Words: 3420 - Pages: 14

Ecosystems

...involved countries. The United States has been predicted to see either a very small population trend increase, or else a very small population decrease over the next several decades. However, there are many parts of the globe which will have a huge impact on the environment and the planet as a whole due to their widely expected sharp and continuous population trend increases such as Asia and Central America, as well as Africa. These parts of the globe have recently had large increases in their productivity trends and therefore are expected to in turn be hit with large increases in their populations as well. 4. How do principles of system theory apply to the Earth as a living system? Explain interactions between humans and natural ecosystems. From what I learned during the reading of chapters one through four, I am fairly certain that the systems theory is primarily used to understand the many occurrences that are happening at all times in a related extremely detailed system. The system theory puts all these happenings into a category with entirely constantly altering variables. The systems theory can be applied to the helping in understanding our planet as a whole. The system theory helps us to be able to use one happening and relate that to another occurrence we want to learn more about. Basically, the systems theory helps us to use a control group and an experimental group and use the scientific method to find what we are searching for, or at least try......

Words: 724 - Pages: 3

Investment in Cloud Startups

...Introduction and Objective: Indian Angel Network, India's first angel network is a platform for entrepreneurs and has a unique model of an incubator which is investor led and based on value added mentoring. The Network has met with early successes and has already invested in companies across multiple sectors and geographies, and helping create ventures which give 5x returns over 1 to 2 years. The project deals with analysing the Cloud start up ecosystem in India as a potential investment sector by the Angel and Venture capitalist firms. It includes deep understanding of the Software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a service ( PaaS), Infrastructure as a service ( IaaS) technologies and their applications. A thorough understanding of the existing players’ business model is done along with understating their scalability potential and valuation methodologies. Project deal sourcing is the first stage of the cycle which involves gathering primary data of start-ups by attending several networking sessions. In the Second stage short listing of the firms is done on the basis of their business models and other factors. Later the start-ups Pitch for the investments against the Angels / High Net worth Individuals. After getting screened through this process, valuation of the firms is done (Pre valuation and Post valuation). This valuation is based on the expected future cash flows discounted to the present value. Also a possible potential exit strategy to earn the returns is......

Words: 551 - Pages: 3