Every now and then, I hear about the quality of Indian startups (or the lack thereof) being discussed in Indian Blogosphere with gusto. Most of them voicing the opinion that not many quality startups are coming out of India.
Here at Trak.in too, I get atleast couple of emails daily asking for reviews about their newly launched startups. But how many of them do I actually review, probably 10 to 20 percent – only the ones that appeal to me, either the terrible ones or the excellent ones. I skip writing about the run of the mill, same old story, startups.
In short, the proportion of good to bad ones is quite skewed.
But hold on…isn’t good and bad purely a perception of an individual about a particular startup.
Does this qualify us Bloggers to make a statement that ‘Indian startups have dismal quality’ or ‘there are not enough startups on Indian startup scene’?
Who will decide how many ‘quality startups’ should be launched in a month or a week. Is 5 startups a month, a good number or 50 a good number?
It is easy to whine about lack of quality Indian startups, but what are we doing about it? Are we making any positive difference?
In most cases, I find that lot of time is spent in criticizing a startup, instead of giving a constructive feedback and reasonings.
Thats the least we could do !