The State of Kerala Startup Ecosystem 2019

Kerala has always stood out as one of the most literate and skilled states in India. In no other states have schools, colleges, incubators, government departments and startups been so efficiently interlinked. This has created an excellent opportunity for innovators, investors and entrepreneurs.

In this report, we will study the overall impact of these initiatives by the state government as well as the Kerala Startup Mission and the impact on the state’s digital economy driven by Kerala’s vibrant startup ecosystem.


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This report delves deep into the development initiatives undertaken by the Kerala government to provide a sustainable platform for startups and student innovators, which have made Kerala a shining light in the Indian startup ecosystem.

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$89 Mn Funding Raised By Startups To Date

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2,200 Startups In The State

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$44 Mn Funding Secured In 2019

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230 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Cells

The State of Kerala Startup Ecosystem 2019

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary - 01
  • Scope Of The Report - 03
  • Introduction To The Report - 05
  • Kerala | An Overview -07
  • Kerala Startup Economy | Key Highlights, 2019 - 12
  • Kerala Startups | An Analysis - 14
  • Ecosystem Enablers - 26
  • Kerala Startup Mission | Initiatives - 60
  • The Torchbearers & Changemakers - 102
  • Kerala Startup Policy | An Overview - 111
  • Why #StartupKerala - 120
  • Building For India - 126
  • Bibliography - 128

Executive Summary

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