There is a huge opportunity for B2B start-ups to grow, says Nipun Mehrotra, vice-president, growth initiatives, IBM India & south Asia.

The Indian start-up ecosystem is quite fragmented, and has a lot of players in the business-to-consumer space (B2C) space, but it requires a lot more focus on business-to-business (B2B), said Nipun Mehrotra, vice-president, growth initiatives, IBM India & south Asia. “There have been some big exits in the consumer segment with the likes of Myntra, Jabong and Freecharge etc and with more and more international brands venturing in to the Indian market the consumer start-up industry will witness further churn and consolidation. We definitely see huge opportunity for B2B start-ups to grow and be a larger value addition to corporates,” he said in an interview.

This year is shaping up to be perhaps the roughest ever for India’s technology companies. How do you think Indian start-up ecosystem should prepare themselves going forward?

When it comes to global ecosystems, London is the first thing on one’s mind when you talk fintech. What do you think of the fintech opportunity in India?

What is your take on Indian government’s approach to the start-up ecosystem in India?

Exits are still an issue in India, when do you see them happening?

Read the complete interview on Livemint.

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