Innovation, investment, impact: A deep dive into India’s startup ecosystem

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Looking for comprehensive research on the dynamics of India’s startup boom? Check out Shifting Orbits: Decoding the Trajectory of the Indian Startup Ecosystem, published by the Innovation Venturing and Entrepreneurship in India Network (iVEIN).

iVEIN is a consortium of leading IIMs and IITs that aims to nurture the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem through academic research and thought leadership. The book editors include the distinguished academics Thillai Rajan A (IIT Madras), Srivardhini K Jha (IIM Bangalore), Joffi Thomas (IIM Kozhikode), and Rohan Chinchwadkar (IIT Bombay).

The 22 chapters are written by 30 contributors, and the material is thoroughly referenced. The editorial advisory board is headed by Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of Axilor Ventures and Co-founder of Infosys.

An index and a glossary of terms would have been a welcome addition to the book. Hopefully, future books in the series would focus on the startup founders themselves, with analysis of motivation, education, personality traits, entrepreneur journeys, and leadership behaviour.

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