About the Innovation and Startup Desk in Mumbai

Intro about the Desk, its mission and activities

Innovation desk in general is an initiative by ICE aka Italian trade agency for assisting the highly innovative Italian startups in expanding its business in domestic and offshore markets.

The placement of the innovation desks is in accordance with the importance of the cities and its close vicinity to the foreign investors for attracting investments towards the Italian startups. Apart from attracting investments; the innovation desks are involved in other innovative activities towards attracting Italian investment in the host countries for most happening initiatives by the country’s respective governments.

The major sectors of focus for Innovation desk Mumbai are:

1. Indian Startup Ecosystem

2. Italian Startup Ecosystem

3. Smart Cities India

4. Open Innovation extending to Frugal Innovation

5. Research Institutes in India & Italy for Research Co‐operation


This startup report suggests that India is the fastest growing and 3rd largest startup ecosystem globally. The growth of the software product industry in recent years has signaled a transformation – in India and across the globe. With increasing numbers of online active users becoming consumers of e-commerce solutions and the related marketplaces.Indian startups today are building global digital solutions to capitalize on this rapid growth.

Hyper-growth, capital availability and acquisitions are the leading drivers of the growing startup ecosystem in India. Indian start-ups today are well positioned to address the entire Asian market opportunity and also expand beyond the US and European region.

Also the report starts with an introduction on how the VC funding and their overall system works and their perspectives. The other chapters brief about the scenario of indian investments at various stages of investment and even before Mergers and acquistions. Then an idea about few unicorns in India and other better performing startups in India and the location of prominent Indian business incubators and accelerators across PAN India. And the list of Vneture capitalists in India who had prominent investments in India.

To learn more about this subject, please consult the attached document

(RK) 9-Nov-2015
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