Lately, I have heard a lot of noise about the ‘startup bubble’, as the non-startup enthusiasts would like to call it. That it will soon burst, and all investments, ecosystem players, and entities affiliated with the startup ecosystem will lose their money, resources, activities, etc.

My fundamental question/argument to those thoughts leaders, trendsetters, and influencers is this: “you can’t clap with one hand; it is a 2-way street”. Unless proven otherwise, startups are not mere numbers to play with any longer, they are a force to reckon with. India alone has given (I am not using the word ‘produced’ over here as I don’t believe that we are a production house) over 72,993 startups and a shining 105 Unicorns to take a bow.