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There's a good likelihood that any international tech giant, from Amazon to Uber to Microsoft, has a headquarters in Bangalore.

Karnataka's city and surrounding state are home to more than 400 worldwide R&D facilities, making it the world's fourth biggest technology and innovation cluster.

The state government is working hard to build a flourishing startup and innovation environment by leveraging the state's technological prowess. Karnataka is already home to over 4,000 companies. Karnataka's government was the first in India to announce the creation of a special Startup Cell to promote the state as a startup hotspot.

It also provides financial support to startups through its Innovate Karnataka initiative, which includes the semiconductor venture fund, the bio venture fund, and the AVGC venture fund, which focuses on companies in the animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics (AVGC) sector and related businesses, as well as Idea2PoC grants, which provide early-stage funding to concepts that have yet to prove their concept. Local startups are increasingly attracting the attention of private investors.

Swiggy and Flipkart, two local unicorns, have raised $1.5 billion and $7.5 billion, respectively.

The Tata Group recently completed a $1.2 billion agreement to buy a controlling share in BigBasket, an online grocery shop. Byjus, CRED, Meesho, Groww, Dailyhunt, Digit Insurance, InMobi, Mu-Sigma, Razorpay, Udaan, ShareChat, BlackBuck, and Unacademy are just a few of the successful IT unicorns based in Karnataka. Karnataka also hosts a number of significant tech events, such as the Bangalore Tech Summit, which brings together some of the world's brightest minds to explore the future of technology.



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Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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