Tag Archives: India Market Entry

Mar 13

Is the Modi effect changing the ease of doing business in India?

  Two weeks ago in Delhi I had the pleasure of attending NASSCOM’s 25th anniversary celebrations at the Taj Palace Hotel. The event was attended by who’s who of the India IT industry, representing the multibillion dollar industry it has become. The event coincided with the Union Budget, which is India’s federal government’s annual budget speech. To someone from outside India, the nation’s fascination with the Union Budget is remarkable. It is followed almost like a sport, with multipage analysis in each newspaper. I was amazed at the numbers of people who, within 24 hours of the budget speech, were ...

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Feb 05

The Startup State of India

In 2008, just seven years ago, I remember attending the preconference session at the TiEcon Delhi conference.  The topic was “Business Planning 101”.   The room was packed with budding entrepreneurs who were eager to learn the basics of a business plan.   At the same time there were very few home-grown India software product companies.   Almost all new companies were software services companies, creating products for others.   Jump forward a few more years and at the same conference a number of new start-ups were pitching their ideas, looking for funding.   A very small percentage was of the quality I was used ...

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Nov 25

Taking a Holistic Approach to India

It was only a few years ago that most western technology companies would think “software development” when asked “what does India represent to you?” While it certainly holds true today that India is a great source of software engineering talent, the bigger opportunity for western technology companies is to look at India in a comprehensive manner. India today represents many things to a western technology company. Beyond being a source of software engineering talent, India is a massive market opportunity for technology products of all kinds, a regional or even global hub of advanced customer support and professional services ...

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