India's Startup Landscape: Evolution and Trends

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:45pm 

Join us for a chat with our guest speaker, Som Pal Choudhury, to learn about the Startup Landscape in India!

About this Event


India's startup landscape is certainly evolving fast. It is currently the 3rd largest startup ecosystem in the world today.

As we’ll discuss, India is currently on its THIRD wave of evolution. The first wave created a $200 Billion global IT and Business Processing Outsourcing industry. The second created 40K startup companies, 10K specific to new technologies, and over 35 unicorns. Today, the landscape is starting to evolve with more B2B and IP-focused startups catering to both emerging and global market needs. Several large global corporations have made India their global R&D hubs, 300+ incubators and accelerators have formed, angel funding communities and the presence of global and local VCs has accelerated the evolution.

Sit down with us as we speak with Som Pal Choudhury as he discusses the evolution of India’s Startup Landscape.


Som is a Partner with the Bharat Innovation Fund, a Deeptech Fund having originated from India's top incubator which follows the Y-Combinator model. He was previously the Managing Director of Analog Devices India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the $6.5B global semiconductor company headquartered in Boston. Before that, Som spent nearly 2 decades in Silicon Valley in various engineering, product management and marketing roles at NETGEAR, American Grid, and Cadence Design Systems. He also co-founded India's Internet of Things (IoT) thinktank, called IoTForum and co-chairs India's top IoT conference, IoTNext. He was once the board member and executive council member of India's top Electronics industry association and Som is currently on the advisory board of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA), which is a non-profit group of global product management experts. Som is also Board Member of the US-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund, a grant giving program to nurture innovation and collaboration between the US and India. And if all of that weren’t enough, Som also co-authored the recently published book “New Kind of Computational Biology”.