Quote for National Startup Day | Rubix Data Sciences

Mohan Ramaswamy

Quote from Mohan Ramaswamy, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Rubix Data Sciences

The past year has been a difficult one for start-ups the world over, and the Indian experience has been no different. Funding constraints, geopolitical uncertainty, and inflationary pressures made 2023 a challenging year for the start-up ecosystem. Unfortunately, many of these challenges will spill over into 2024 as well, particularly the drying-up of easy capital.

Having said that, the Indian start-up ecosystem is both robust and resilient. Founders now have a greater focus on profitability and strive to achieve sustainable unit economics. Unviable and inefficient ventures which depended on frothy capital to survive are seeing their values drastically marked down or are shutting their doors. In their place, we are seeing the emergence of start-ups that have a ruthless focus on financial discipline and cash conservation.

Indian start-up founders have shifted their attention to addressing real-world challenges such as climate change, renewable energy, manufacturing efficiency, information security, and productivity-enhancing AI innovations.

Combined with a very positive economic outlook for the country, the Government’s initiatives to promote entrepreneurship will help reinforce India’s position as the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem.

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