Over 1.14 Lakh Startups in India Create More Than 12 Lakh Jobs

Over 1.14 Lakh Startups in India Create More Than 12 Lakh Jobs

The Indian economy continues to thrive, with over 1.14 lakh startups creating more than 12 lakh jobs, according to the latest review by the finance ministry. The report, titled ‘The Indian Economy: A Review January 2024’, was released by the Department of Economic Affairs and highlights the significant impact of the ‘Startup India initiative’.

Key Highlights:

Job Creation

  • 1.14 Lakh Startups: Recognized under the ‘Startup India initiative’, these startups have generated over 12 lakh jobs as of October 2023.

E-commerce Growth

  • ONDC Transactions: The state-owned e-commerce platform, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), recorded more than 63 lakh transactions by November 2023.

Resilience Amid Global Challenges

  • Global Challenges: Despite valuation issues, limited IPOs, regulatory changes, and macroeconomic and geopolitical trends in 2023, India remains the third-largest tech startup ecosystem globally.
  • Tech Startups: Over 950 tech startups were founded last year, showcasing the sector’s growth and resilience.

Funding and Investments

  • Cumulative Funding: More than 31,000 tech startups have secured over $70 billion in funding from 2019 to 2023, according to a report by Nasscom in collaboration with Zinnov.
  • Deeptech and AI: Investments in deeptech are on the rise. With the acceleration of generative AI (GenAI), 70% of startup founders are incorporating artificial intelligence into their solutions.

Industry Insights

Focus on Fundamentals

Debjani Ghosh, President of Nasscom, stated, “In 2023, despite facing global economic and regulatory challenges, Indian tech startups have prioritized the imperative of enhancing their business fundamentals, driving profitability, and growth. The proliferation of tech startups in tier 2 and 3 cities marks the ecosystem’s resilience.”

Future Outlook

As we move into 2024, tech startup founders are expected to continue their revenue growth trajectory with a focus on optimizing expenditure and maximizing profitability, particularly for B2B tech startups.

Government Support

The Indian government’s continued support for the tech sector, especially in light of the AI explosion, has provided new opportunities for entrepreneurs and founders. This support is crucial as funding becomes scarce for the broader startup ecosystem.

Conclusion

The Indian startup ecosystem has shown remarkable growth and resilience, contributing significantly to job creation and economic development. With sustained government support and a focus on innovation, particularly in AI and deeptech, the future looks promising for Indian startups.

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