May 15, 2021

Indian tech firms witness $38 bn investments throughout COVID-19 instances: Amitabh Kant



HYDERABAD: India has witnessed USD 38 billion investments in tech firms throughout the previous six months when the entire world is reeling below COVID-19 pandemic, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant stated on Tuesday.

Talking in a session of the three-day TiE World Summit (TGS)being held just about, Kant stated the Indian startup ecosystem witnessed launch of greater than 55,000 start- ups which had raised over USD 60 billion in funding within the final 5 years and presently residence to about 34 unicorns and 52 soonicorns (quickly to be unicorns) with a possible to grow to be unicorns by 2022.

“Whereas the world is reeling below the affect of COVID-19 pandemic India has seen tech investments crossing over USD 38 billion within the simply final 5 or 6 months and that is completely huge and speaks volumes about potential of India, notably in terms of the know-how,” he stated in an interactive session.

Replying to question, he stated synthetic intelligence goes to grow to be one of many largest alternatives for India with respect to know-how purposes and the rising know-how is predicted so as to add USD 957 billion to the Indian economic system by 2035.

On knowledge safety, the official stated in an evolving and quick altering digital panorama India we not solely want stronger knowledge safety but in addition knowledge empowerment.

He stated India presently has over 650 million web customers including a connection each three seconds whereas it’s the largest client of knowledge on the planet with over 500 million smartphone customers.

Kant opined that Indian family enterprise homes in an enormous method want to return forwards to spend money on startups.