As a follow-up to my previous crystal ball gazing into the realm of investing trends for early-stage angels, I’d like to share some more thoughts amongst the noise of valuation markdowns, e-commerce players taking potshots at each other and social media babas revealing some hard truths in the maligned Indian startup ecosystem.
There are a few spaces that might have potential for more players to exist or even newer ones to enter and make a mark. Here are three of them that I am looking out for (and an additional bonus moonshot) –
These are just some of the white/wide spaces that have caught my attention recently. I believe there are plenty of other opportunities that can help India leapfrog into the category of innovative creators rather than globalisation operators. Hope this serves as a note for opening up of the playbook.
I am reachable on my Twitter account (@somani_utsav) to take discussions forward.
Update: An earlier version of this article mentioned Dream11 as a 'e-prediction sports betting' game. We have corrected this. Dream11 is a Fantasy Sports game, not an e-prediction sports betting game (e-sports is very different from fantasy sports). By being a game of skill, Dream11 is exempt from gambling laws and is not into sports betting.
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