Kerala Startup Ecosystem Report 2018

In order to gain a thorough understanding of where the startup ecosystem currently stands and how the way forward can be chalked out, it is essential to appraise the effectiveness of the different startup-related schemes, activities and summits that have been put forth so far by the government of Kerala through the Kerala Startup Mission. The report is to showcase the achievements and impact of KSUM on Kerala Startup Ecosystem through the expertise of DataLabs by Inc42

Show More
Download This Report
Kerala Startup Ecosystem Report 2018

Quoted & Trusted By

the economist
business insider
cb insights
the huffington post
the economic times
live mint
the times of india

Key Highlights


Number of Startups In Kerala


Number of Funding Deals (2017-2018)


startups are based out of Kochi


startups are providing IT Services

Table Of Contents

  • Scope Of The Report
  • Overview
  • Current Statistics
  • Ecosystem Enablers
  • KSUM Initiatives
  • Illustrative 30 Startups
  • Award Winning Startups
  • Innovative Projects
  • Government Schemes
  • Opportunities
  • The Way Forward


In 2015, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), which is the nodal agency of the Kerala government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities, in its Kerala Vibrant Startup Ecosystem Report, charted the growth of the state’s startup sector for the first time. Subsequently, startups became an area of increased focus as reflected in the new State IT Policy of 2017 and the Kerala Technology Startup Policy of 2014 was expanded and implemented more comprehensively.

More Reports In DataLabs By Inc42+