5 Things you Should be Doing to Scale your Startup

MANAV GARG | January 17, 2019

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All entrepreneurs harbor a secret dream of building a billion-dollar company, but the question is, how do you get there? If you are an Indian startup thinking of scaling, this is the best time to take the plunge. The domestic market is booming, India has emerged as an attractive destination for international investment, and there is active support from the government to help boost the startup ecosystem. Every successful startup has a different story to tell – some persisted, some built a disruptive product, and some were at the right place at the right time. But when it comes to scaling, the fundamentals rarely change. In my pursuit of scaling Eka there are a few lessons I have learned: To make it big, you need to think big. If you want to create a worldclass enterprise, you need to make the right investments. The Indian startup ecosystem has traditionally been on the cautious side and usually shied away from bigger investments. The good news is that things are changing, and now is perhaps the best time to be bold and take bigger risks. Today, we have more success stories in the ecosystem, and more capital is available. Reliance invested $10.8 bn before it started seeing any ROI from Reliance Jio.

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