How Bengaluru’s HSR Layout wooed startups to 'Unicorn Street' (and other top stories of the day)

Bengaluru's HSR Layout houses startups like Udaan,, Khatabook, WorkIndia, Nestaway, Vedantu, and MyGate, among others.

For long now, Bengaluru has been deemed as the Silicon Valley of India, with corporates and startups mushrooming in every corner of the city. According to a report by TiE-Delhi-NCR and Zinnov, the city is now home to 5,234 startups. 

At present, the city’s HSR Layout has transformed into a startup hub, especially its 17th Cross Road in Sector 3, deeming it as the ‘Unicorn Street’ of the startup ecosystem. The area houses startups like Udaan,, Khatabook, WorkIndia, Nestaway, Vedantu, and MyGate, among others. 

Read more on what makes HSR Layout desirable for startups to open their offices, here.

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The team at Inner Goddess.

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