And we meet again! As promised at the launch of our new & improved website — offering better discoverability, accessibility, and a clutter-free user experience — that we had more exciting things lined up for you. Well, the time has come to share with you another exciting thing that has been keeping us up at Inc42.
Without much further ado, here’s what’s coming next!
We’ve brought to you everything from breaking news to the post-news analysis, from the stories of digital change sweeping throughout the country to the tales of numerous startup successes, from chronicling and decoding industry moves to bringing you up close and personal with the movers and shakers of the ecosystem. And we’ve done that for five long years now.
For quite some time, our readers have been looking up to us to provide them a more holistic picture of the Indian startup ecosystem — a macro view with micro insights where we connect the dots for you, helping you identify trends and bringing you actionable insights.
While the Indian startup ecosystem has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, so has the noise. With India now on the global map, it was imperative that someone organise and structures this vast ecosystem that India is. And who better to do it than yours truly?
If we can bring accessible and actionable information to the relevant entrepreneurs, investors policymakers and other stakeholders, it could one day become the foundation for a better startup community tomorrow.
The result is our most extensive work till date — our flagship report — The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem, 2018. In this report, we have filtered and encapsulated the essence of its years of expertise and insights on India’s startup and technology ecosystem with the goal of facilitating a deeper, perspective-driven understanding of the industry.
Our most comprehensive report till date, The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem 2018 contains insights from over 20,000 startups, 1000+ investors, 36 states and Union territories across the length and breadth of India, catering to its 1.3 Bn population.
The report will serve as the go-to-guide for just about anything and everything one may want to understand about the Indian startup ecosystem. It will provide deep, data-driven insights to influence strategic decision-making in governance, investments, growth, and other core aspects driving the Indian startup ecosystem.
What To Expect From The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem 2018, Report:
- Detailed drill-downs on all major entities and trends in the Indian startup ecosystem — from global and state rankings on funding, market reach, performance, etc, to deep dives into the roles played by different ecosystem entities.
- Actionable data-backed insights into startup sectors — ecommerce, healthtech, fintech, edutech, agritech, etc — burgeoning technology trends — artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, etc, and much more.
- Featured businesses that have shaped the ecosystem, startups to look out for, and the movers and shakers of the industry.
- The insights are backed by data collected by Inc42 over the years as well as primary data from online surveys of founders and investors carried out by us across major startup hubs in India — Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and more.
And It All Converges To The Ecosystem Summit 2018
While the report encompasses everything that matters in the Indian ecosystem, there was also a need for a platform for the men and women who shape our tomorrow to converge under one roof. So, we decided to unveil The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem 2018 at The Ecosystem Summit by Inc42, to be held on 16th November at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. Save the date, everyone!
The Ecosystem Summit by Inc42 will be an invite-only conference for 200 delegates. It will bring together an unparalleled group of CEOs, founders, investors, luminaries, and all those who matter in the Indian startup ecosystem. The summit will bring together the people who have defined and are defining the startup industry — to hear from them and facilitate conversations among the key stakeholders on the state of the ecosystem and current issues of relevance.
Anybody invited to the summit is not just the audience but a critical component of the machine that will define our collective future. It is not only the speakers who will make the Summit one of a kind. The audience, composed entirely of invitees, will be drawn from the best and the brightest of the ecosystem.
What Brought Us Here
For almost five years now, Inc42 has had a ringside view of the Indian startup ecosystem. We’ve interacted and engaged with founders, investors, industry stalwarts, and policymakers to dig through the noise and bring our readers insightful and analytical news, views, and developments from the industry.
That’s five years of working tirelessly to foster the startup ecosystem and help entrepreneurs succeed, remaining ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving media industry, constantly adapting to the needs of our readers and the changing ecosystem landscape, to emerge as the leading Indian digital media publication that delivers fact-based, data-driven journalism on the Indian startup ecosystem.
In these five years, we have published 15,000+ stories and now touch the lives of more than 10 Mn people every single month. Here’s a quick snapshot of our achievements:
It was just last year that we successfully concluded our first flagship conference — The Junction 2017. The 3-day invite-only destination conference created a platform for 300 delegates — leaders and influencers from the startup, government, investor and corporate ecosystems, where — ideas collided, unimagined conversations emerged, deep bonds were formed and, more importantly, where people walked into a world full of ideas and created the future. See for yourself – Watch the official aftermovie (3 min) of The Junction 2017!
While The Junction was about creating the future together, there was a pressing need to address the rapid growth of the ecosystem, come together to find a unified voice as a community.
This report and event have been in the making for a while — at least in our minds — but we decided to wait for the right time. For a company as young as ours — quite literally, our average age is 27 — we put in quite a lot of thought into everything we do. We feel that’s the only way to go if one wants to do things right, and to add real value to our readers and the ecosystem.
We are really excited about our flagship project and look forward to your participation in The Ecosystem Summit by Inc42!