Hyderabad Emerges as India’s Next Startup Powerhouse

By Sunil Sonkar
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Hyderabad Emerges as India's Next Startup Powerhouse

Hyderabad has become a top spot for new businesses in India in last three decades or more. More than 240 startups got financial support here from 550 investors. The investors were from India as well as foreign nations. They gathered a whopping $2.6 billion in funding from January 2014 to August 2023.

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What sets Hyderabad apart is its blend of cutting-edge amenities and affordability. Surprisingly, its infrastructure is said to be even better than that of Bengaluru. It is an attractive destination for both founders and investors. With affordable real estate options and a competitive cost of living, the city has created an ecosystem that nurtures innovation and growth.

This city is shining bright, especially in areas like B2B SaaS, manufacturing, fintech, and IT. One reason for this success is institutions like T-Hub. It is also a known fact that highly skilled people from top-notch places like IIT-Hyderabad are available to work here.

While India’s startup scene initially leaned towards top-tier cities like Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru, there has been a notable shift in recent years. Emerging startup hubs, like Hyderabad, are now capturing significant investor interest and gaining prominence. Despite facing challenges, such as the aftermath of Andhra Pradesh’s bifurcation in 2014, the city is proving that it has what it takes to become India’s next powerhouse for startups.

Hyderabad’s emergence as a thriving hub for startups is an ongoing story. It is marked by its sustained growth as well as a spirit of innovation. As the city continues to draw in talented individuals and investment capital, it is poised to play a substantial role in shaping India’s dynamic entrepreneurial landscape. This reaffirms its status as a formidable player in the global startup ecosystem and simultaneously underscores the city’s potential to drive innovation, job creation and economic growth in the region.

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