Hi I am Anand I got involved with Indian startup scene early with following roles: Flipcart Inc. (Associate Director – Retail) Housing.com(Ast Vice President) Brainvalley Solutions(Business Head). I am currently working on my own startup GoCaar. I studied Electronics at Pune University and a boring stint at IBM before getting an MBA from IIM-A, India’s top B-school.
@ Chetan: Capital is obviously a large part of it. The other two large bits in my mind are increase in internet penetration and emergence of startups actually solving a real problem for customers. Traditionally, Indian firms, even internet firms, have been inward facing and not focussed on quality of service. In my mind, though technology is the enabler, what the current startups have brought in is customer obsession and raised the bar significantly there.
@ Ramkumar: Its super exciting to say the least. One thing I have learnt is self-motivation is very important : nothing happens until you make it happen . Think I read that somewhere too :). In terms of time, all of it is spent there including weekends. Even if I'm doing something else, mind space is occupied