Let’s examine the key differences in Startup Culture in the US versus India. How different is a startup ecosystem where $250 billion investment happens in a decade vs that of $18 billion in a decade in India? Are Silicon Valley and India on par in terms of startup culture? What is happening in the silicon valley? How different is the scenario in India?
Thiyagarajan Maruthavanan, Partner Upekkha with M&A explains the case.
Culture is a mixture of shared vision, work ethic, and values. India has risen to be a confident start-up hub in the past few years. Evidently there has been a constant migration of people from India to Silicon Valley and vice versa. Rajan has seen both sides of the coin. He says there is a huge difference in the definition of startup culture in the US versus India.
What are investors’ approach towards new ideas in both countries? Is it easier to acquire dollar capital? Why term sheet conversations rare in India? How much investment gets raised in a given time frame?
Our mentor Thiyagarajan Maruthavanan gives us a view of start-up culture in the US vs India. He is currently a partner in Upekka, a value SaaS Company. Moreover, he is also a co-founder of Start-up Bridge India which encourages cross border business for start-ups. He is also an expert in product management and an innovation leader.
This video is part of the Start-up 101 series, containing a wide range of Q AND As. These are basics for beginners in the form of short, to the point solutions to all the probable hurdles. It starts with the definition of a start-up and extends to investing, hiring, product development, and whatnot.