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1. Indian startups under high pressure, causing some to fail: Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu
Amid rising governance lapses in the Indian startup ecosystem, Sridhar Vembu, the CEO of SaaS major Zoho, told Moneycontrol that several startups are facing pressure from the venture capital ecosystem, coupled with factors like unreasonable target-setting and excessive emphasis on profits, which can lead some of them to eventual failure.
2. Startups have obligation to take India’s flag to other countries: Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Startups have an obligation to take the Indian flag to other countries, founder and CEO of Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma said on Tuesday.
“Right now we have reached the stage in the startup ecosystem where the mature companies should start to think that which countries we can export to, if we could export for our IT services,” Sharma said
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