Key Trends in the Indian Startup
Ecosystem
Manish Dalal

September 12, 2013
India presents huge opportunities for innovation
and entrepreneurship in the technology space…
2

Source: Edelweiss 2011 I...
…however, India lags behind as a startup
nation

Technolog
y Start-ups

~250

15,000+

Why?

800+
Entrepreneurs face several challenges in India
4

Source: State of the Startup, Survey Report – 2012, YS Research
In spite of this, 155 startups got funded in
2012
5



Approximately $750 million of venture capital was invested

Source...
Meet the Investors…

A majority of VCs have moved upstream

Seed

Angel

Pre Series A

• Angel groups (Mumbai Angels, IAN)...
What are some of the opportunities in 2013?
e-SMB’s

7
1.



40 million SMB’s but only 1 million websites => big web serv...
A few interesting examples: NowFloats
8

Get SMBs online with just 4 simple SMS’s
A few interesting examples: Squeakee
9

Get hyper-local merchants online with local deals / offers
A few interesting examples: Exotel
10

=

IVR

Cloud telephony service for SMB’s

Call Recording

Virtual Phone Numbers

C...
A few interesting examples: Mobstac
11

Adaptive platform to create mobile sites and native apps
A few interesting examples: Rolocule
12

Mobile game development studio
A few interesting examples: ZipDial
13

Marketing and analytics platform based on missed calls

Polls & Surveys

Customer ...
A few interesting examples: FreshDesk
14

Software as a service (SaaS) for help desk software
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  1. 1. Key Trends in the Indian Startup Ecosystem Manish Dalal September 12, 2013
  2. 2. India presents huge opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in the technology space… 2 Source: Edelweiss 2011 India Internet Report, McKinsey Internet Report, Indian Goes Digital, Avendus, Zinnov Public Cloud Report 2011, IDC, Gartner, Zinnov Analysis
  3. 3. …however, India lags behind as a startup nation Technolog y Start-ups ~250 15,000+ Why? 800+
  4. 4. Entrepreneurs face several challenges in India 4 Source: State of the Startup, Survey Report – 2012, YS Research
  5. 5. In spite of this, 155 startups got funded in 2012 5  Approximately $750 million of venture capital was invested Source: State of the Startup, Survey Report – 2012, YS Research
  6. 6. Meet the Investors… A majority of VCs have moved upstream Seed Angel Pre Series A • Angel groups (Mumbai Angels, IAN) • Individual angels • Incubators & Accelerators (Microsoft Accelerator, iAccelerator, Nasscom 10K Startups, Venture Nursery) • Seed funds (Kae Capital, Blume Ventures) Series A • • • • • • • • • • • Series C / pre-IPO Series B / Growth Inventus Accel Helion Sequoia Capital IDG Ventures Saama (formerly SVB) Kalaari (formerly IndoUS) Matrix Nirvana Omidyar Qualcomm • • • • • • • • • • • • Nexus Canaan NEA Bessemer Norwest SAIF Lightspeed Fidelity Tiger Vertex Intel Cisco
  7. 7. What are some of the opportunities in 2013? e-SMB’s 7 1.  40 million SMB’s but only 1 million websites => big web services opportunity in bringing SMB’s online Mobile Applications 2.  Will end 2013 at 60 million smart phones (out of 600 million unique phone users) => big market for mobile applications, especially on Android Digital Advertising 3.  Online search, display and video advertising growing rapidly; big brands enhancing their TV and print campaigns with digital advertising Big Data 4.  Will reach $1 billion in India by 2015 and $25 billion globally => big opportunity for Indian startups who are good at IT and Analytics Cloud Services 5.  Public cloud services market in India will reach $450 million in 2013; SaaS will be 1/3 of this market
  8. 8. A few interesting examples: NowFloats 8 Get SMBs online with just 4 simple SMS’s
  9. 9. A few interesting examples: Squeakee 9 Get hyper-local merchants online with local deals / offers
  10. 10. A few interesting examples: Exotel 10 = IVR Cloud telephony service for SMB’s Call Recording Virtual Phone Numbers Call Logs & Data Records Call Conferencing Missed Call Marketing
  11. 11. A few interesting examples: Mobstac 11 Adaptive platform to create mobile sites and native apps
  12. 12. A few interesting examples: Rolocule 12 Mobile game development studio
  13. 13. A few interesting examples: ZipDial 13 Marketing and analytics platform based on missed calls Polls & Surveys Customer Mobile Verification
  14. 14. A few interesting examples: FreshDesk 14 Software as a service (SaaS) for help desk software
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