A watershed year for women-led startups in India

So far, 2019 has been a standout year for women-led startups in India. Of the top 150 startups by funding in the first six months of the year, an unprecedented 17.3% had women as founders or co-founders. To put that in perspective, the same figure was about 10% for the full year of 2018, and had largely remained stagnant earlier, at 12% in 2016 and 2017, according to data from market research firm Venture Intelligence. 

“We can see more and more women get funded around us,” says Ashwini Asokan, founder and chief executive officer at the artificial intelligence company Mad …


Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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