Bangalore still the best city to get funding for a start-up

It is always interesting to read about start-ups & entrepreneurship, especially if it is related to India. An interesting research carried by Zinnov about start-ups in India was published in ET today.

  • In Silicon Valley (the original one, the US) around 10% of the start-ups have women as co-founders. In India it stands at 6%.
  • For the period 2009-12 number of start-ups with women co-founders: Bangalore (23), NCR (20), Mumbai (17), Hyderabad (12). Way too low a figure.
  • About 20% of the founders in Silicon Vally are freshers straight out of college. In India it stands at 7%.
  • Number of product start-ups by year (which have at least a beta version): 2001 (101), 2005 (162), 2009 (335), 2009 (458), 2012 (425*)
  • Number of product companies as of Nov 2012 in India: 3,402
  • Bangalore has the highest number of product companies but NCR (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Chandigarh & Mohali) is catching up very fast.
  • Majority of product companies were/are web based, cloud is catching up mainly because it needs far less capital to start one.
  • Early stage funding in India: $44 million in 2005 has grown to a whopping $1.1 billion in 2011. Good.
  • Best cities to get funding for startup: Bangalore, NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai
  • Between 2009-12 55% of the founders had less than 10 years of experience. I should say when I started in 1999 I had just about 10 years of experience.
  • VC funding in India still low: US ($32.6 billion), China ($5.9 billion), Israel ($1.6 billion), India ($1.5 billion)
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