Positioned as the second largest startup ecosystem in the world, India is experiencing tremendous growth in the number of launched startups. For the first half of 2019, startups in India raised $4.88 billion in venture funds - a 9% increase from H1 2018. As India’s tech ecosystem continues to grow and tech giants, like Uber and Amazon, continue to invest billions of dollars, there are a number of growing opportunities and lessons Silicon Valley founders can explore and adopt from this global startup hub.
Launched 2013 in Mumbai, Sunil Thomas, Co-founder at CleverTap – a user retention SaaS startup, sits down to discuss lessons learned from building a global startup from India. He’ll share how he was able to leverage India's resources of vast talent pool, large and growing mobile population to validate product market-fit, and a strategic cost advantage to quickly get up and running.
Now in Mountain View, CA, Sunil will outline the steps he took to score $41.6 million in investments from Accel, Sequoia Capital India, and other funds, geographically expand to the US and APAC, how he manages the remote team back in Mumbai, and how they achieved massive scale and growth.
Networking and drinks to follow.