The rise of India’s tech sector has coincided with a surge in the number of women entrepreneurs.
In an annual report on women in India’s technology sector released in February, a leading research institute cited a study by a company called TechStars, which found that in the past decade, India’s number of female founders increased from 16,903 in 2011 to 32,923 in 2017.
A study by the Indian Statistical Institute also found that there were nearly 10,000 women founders in India in 2017 alone.
But how many are there in the industry today?
There is no exact data available on this.
As of March, a Google India spokesperson said the company did not have a specific number of founders.
In a survey by the company in 2016, the average age of a founder was 29.
And it seems the number is increasing.
Anil is the founder of Techstars, an India-based start-up that has offices in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. “
If you’re a young woman, it’s going to be very hard to find someone who will help you.”
Anil is the founder of Techstars, an India-based start-up that has offices in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
“When you start a company, you have to have a strong idea.
And I had one.
I had a vision that I wanted to change the way people lived,” he said.
Anil’s vision included creating a mobile app that would enable people to send money to their relatives, and the app was launched in April, and has since been downloaded more than 30 million times.
The app has become an instant success, with over 10 million downloads.
It is a popular app in the United States and is also being downloaded by entrepreneurs around the world.
But when Anil started to focus on the India market, he realised he needed to start from scratch.
“The only way to reach out to a wider audience was to start my own company.
And that’s when I found that the industry had a problem,” he told Quartz.
He began by focusing on his family and friends, and now, he is using his family’s money to fund his business ventures.
“My family has made it clear that if I want to start an internet business, it has to be in India,” he added.
“And the fact that my family is very rich is a very important thing.”
He said his father was an entrepreneur, but he was always looking for help from the government.
“I am very thankful to them,” he continued.
In 2017, he sold his company to a private equity fund.
“We started a company and raised over Rs 20,000.
It was a very tough year for me.
But I did what I had to do to build the business,” he recalled.
“At one point, my family’s financial support helped us pay our expenses and I have been very fortunate,” he stated.
TechStars says that it is currently working on a plan to build a mobile application that would allow users to send cash to their family.
“Our mission is to enable India’s entrepreneurs to launch successful start-ups,” a spokesperson told Quartz in an email.
But Anil, who started his business in 2012, has noticed that he is not alone in his vision.
“There are many women in the tech sector who are not able to access the financial support that their family can provide,” he explained.
He said the challenge is that in order to get started in India, a lot of entrepreneurs need to go through a lot more formalities.
“In India, there are a lot fewer opportunities to work in a team,” he admitted.
But we have found that this is not true,” Anil added. “
A lot of people think that if you are a girl, you will be able to get the job done and that it will be easier to get a job in India.
But we have found that this is not true,” Anil added.
An expert said it was important to look beyond the stereotypical Indian stereotype of a female entrepreneur.
“Women are not expected to work long hours, they are not treated like women.
They are not asked to do things, like learn a new language.
Women are expected to stay home and raise children,” said Manoj Kumar, a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
“Even though India is a developing country, it does not treat women as equals,” he asserted.
“Instead, women are expected not to ask for help, or have the ability to take on a bigger role in the company.”
An India-wide study by Gartner and McKinsey found that while the country has the largest number of technology jobs in the world, the proportion of women in tech jobs in India is still below that of other developed countries.
In the report, which was published in May, it was noted that while India has more women working in the software sector than the US, it still has the lowest proportion of tech-related jobs in its workforce.
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