India, a home to more than 3,000 vibrant tech/ digital start-ups, is the fourth largest base across the world. Since 2010, The Indian Technology Start-ups landscape has seen a sharp rise in the creation of new start-ups and this number is expected to cross 3,100 by the end of year 2014. It is a hyper growth inflection point for the Indian start-up ecosystem, with growth, capital and acquisitions all coming together creating a perfect storm.
Key indicators such as opportunities existing in the domestic market, access to capital/mentors, and increased M&A and consolidation activities clearly point towards the new evolution of the ecosystem. Given this pace of growth, if the landscape continues to evolve, then by the end of 2020 more than 11,500 start-ups are expected to get established in India, generating employment opportunities for more than 250,000 people.