So what makes a startup ecosystem work? Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and perhaps even the regulators.
Apart from the above, there are these low profile, faceless ecosystem builders who back the founders not just with monies, but with the emotional energy required in navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurial journeys.
After selling his software services startup Sierra Atlantic in 2011, Raju Reddy started backing founders such as Phanindra Sama of Redbus. Much later, he also became one of the first backers of Grey Orange Robotics.
Listen to this podcast to learn from Raju’s own entrepreneurial journey, and how the underground nerve center of BITS Pilani network – he’s an alumnus and currently the chairman of BITSA – works.