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The growing breed of Indian developers will ensure nine out of 10 apps on Google Play Store are from India within the next 5-10 years, GGVC Managing Partner Hans Tung has said.

Speaking at the eighth annual India Internet Day (iDay) conference organised by TiE Delhi-NCR here on Thursday, Tung was part of leading Chinese VCs who shed light on the start-up landscape in China and the promise India holds.


“The focus of the event was to encourage and help innovative Internet-centric start-ups in learning how to unbox the full potential of their ambitious ventures,” Rajan Anandan, President-TiE Delhi-NCR, said in a statement.

TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world.


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Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said the value of India is in that bottom of the pyramid of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) which is the start-up ecosystem.

Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato, urged entrepreneurs to draw value from outside the country.

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Six curated start-ups presented their unique products to a panel of investors as part of “Launchpad”.

Over 1,000 delegates, including start-ups, top unicorns, industry leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders attended the event. (IANS)


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