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Great strides made but much room for improvement, say women entrepreneurs

Aside from factors such as social stigma, gender biases, insufficient capacity building and access to actionable knowledge, a pressing challenge for women entrepreneurs is access to capital, especiall

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Aryaman Gupta New Delhi
India’s burgeoning start-up ecosystem is an incredible growth story. The sector has amassed a total of $136 billion in total funding and continues to grow at a rapid pace. However, if one were to ask what percentage of these funds were raised by start-ups led by women founders, the answer would be pitiful.

Although the country has seen founders such as Falguni Nayyar of Nykaa, Ghazal Alagh of Mamaearth, Upasna Taku of Mobikwik, Ruchi Kalra of OfBusiness, and Mabel Chacko of Open, who have emerged as trailblazers for women entrepreneurs across the country, India is still lagging behind greatly in

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First Published: Mar 01 2023 | 3:21 PM IST

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