INDIANS AS STARTUPPERS
Eleven of America’s 87 unicorn startups were founded or co-founded by Indians.
YOUNGEST TO BE FUNDED
In 2014, 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee became the world’s youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding for Braigo, a low-cost printer for the blind built from Lego and Braille!
TOP THREE CHALLENGES
The top three biggest challenges for startups are building a team, generating revenues and expanding into new territory.
Berlin and Bengaluru are among the top 15 startup hubs in the world.
VC BOOM IN GERMANY
Germany is among the top 3 European venture capitalist locations.
UPTICK IN STARTUPS
The pace of startup launches in India will increase from 3–4 every day in 2015 to 6–7 every day by 2020.
LOW SURVIVAL RATES
Ninety per cent of startups don’t survive, and 51 per cent shut down within five years.
Indian startups are expected to employ 2.5 lakh people by 2020, up from the current 80,000.
Startup founders are generally happier than salaried employees.
In 2012, only 10% of startups had a woman founder.
A TECHNOLOGY MELTING POT
Germany has more than 340 technology and startup centres.
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