India Aspires For Greater Startup Ecosystem

social CANDY-India-startupIndian entrepreneurialism is due to get a major boost thanks to the new state-backed India Aspiration Fund (IAF) designed to stimulate the country’s startup economy.

Launching at Rs 20bn ($300m), IAF is the delivery of a pledge made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made on the country’s Independence Day to support Indian entrepreneurship.

IAF will act as a fund of funds to support India’s venture capital scene, and provide advice to VCs on how to get the best out of their investments.

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Announcing Tech.London

Tech.LondonAs an epic milestone for London’s rapidly growing technology ecosystem, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced yesterday the launch of Tech.London, a comprehensive online hub designed to connect, support and grow London’s tech and startup community. The result of a public/private partnership between Mayor of London, IBM and Gust, Tech.London is the city’s place to meet tech and startups and will bring together detailed information about over 1,000 London-based tech and digital companies. 

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