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Startup Pulse Hyderabad 2013 - Trends and Insights

YS Research
1st Sep 2013
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Continuing our Startup Pulse 2013 infographics, here’s what the entrepreneurs from the Hyderabad ecosystem think.


Startup Pulse Hyderabad

Composition:

  • B2B Software startups form 31% of the survey respondents
  • ~36% of the startups are revenue-generating but only 31% are profit-making
  • A relatively low 53% of the startups are leveraging mobile platforms such as Android and iOS for their products and services
  • ~30% of the startups are leveraging Amazon Web Services and Google App Enginer for their Cloud requirements
  • 60% of all startups had headcount growth plans of 6-20 in the coming 6-12 months

Funding:

  • 67% of the startups were bootstrapped and 10% were seed-funded
  • 45% of the startups were looking for seed funding and 12% for Series A in the next 6-12 months
  • 52% of the startups were undecided on the preferred exit strategy
  • 69% of the startups had not pitched to an investor till date

What they felt was missing:

  • Ecosystem level – 45% felt that access to good quality talent willing to work in startups was lacking; 31% felt that access to mentors was lacking
  • Organisation Capability level – 43% felt that the biggest help needed was in the fund raising area, followed by 38% who felt that they needed help with sales
  • Talent level – 33% felt that good sales professionals and 26% felt that good business development professionals were in short supply in the market

Sector insights:

  • 71% of Consumer Internet startups had growth plans of 6-10 employees in the next 6-12 months
  • 86% of all Consumer Internet startups were bootstrapped, owing to low initial costs for the sector
  • 46% of all B2B Software startups felt that they needed help and guidance in fund raising
  • 12% of all startups felt that Government Grants to encourage startups and co-working spaces would benefit the overall ecosystem hugely


Startup Pulse Hyderabad 2013


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