Giving wings to startups

A recipe for creating 100,000 plus angel investors in India

Ajit Balakrishnan

Civil servants and politicians in India fervently murmur the word “startups” , just as they once used to murmur “Ram, Ram”, a signal of personal good-intentions as well as a symbol of fervent hope that some wished-for event would come true. They hope that somehow, that deity that they pray to, Lord Startup, will make young people its followers and take their attention away from looking for jobs and blaming them for not creating enough jobs.  Maybe it is time we paused a little from this fervent praying and examined what the startup game is all about. To ...