TiE Mumbai successfully organized the 15th Edition of TiEcon Mumbai 2022-
India Unicorn Summit at Jio Convention Centre, BKC to decode the attributes of being a successful
unicorn. It kick-started on an enthusiastic note with marquee speakers focusing on ways to accelerate
growth, drive more intelligent engagement, and methods to empower business-building ideas.
Speaking at the summit, Amit Mookim, President- of TiE Mumbai said, “30 % of the 100 Unicorns we have
in India have been native to Mumbai. This is what we are celebrating at the Summit today. We are
raising a toast to our dynamic founders, country, and gorgeous Mumbai which has contributed to make
India is a true Unicorn nation. We are saluting and encouraging the founders of soonicorns, who would be
joining the boom in the near future.”
India has reached a landmark figure of 100 unicorns with a valuation of more than $300 billion. India has
3rd Largest ecosystem with the greatest number of unicorns. TiEcon Mumbai was to collate and
showcase the journey of stellar Unicorns from inception to listing and to understand the catalyst for
such a boom in unicorns.
Smt Manisha Verma, Principal Secretary- Dept. Of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship and
Innovation, Govt. of Maharashtra shared various new initiatives for the promotion of startups and
entrepreneurship in the state. She encouraged startups to reach out to the government with their policy
suggestions for sustainability through the Innovation Society. She said, “Our focus is to create a pool of
skilled, talented, and vibrant workforce for start-ups. Maharashtra Govt is open to entrepreneurship
and gives direct work orders to startups. Innovation Society is the nodal agency to support start-ups and
develop a sustainable ecosystem in the state of Maharashtra. They run multiple schemes to support starting-
ups financially and help them with patents and product testing.”
Apoorva Sharma, President & Co-Founder- Venture Catalysts & 9Unicorns and winner of Outstanding
Startup Ecosystem Builder at TiEcon Mumbai Hall of Fame awards said, “Kudos to TiE Mumbai for
organizing the biggest post-pandemic startup event by bringing 25 Unicorns together under one roof.
The Founders spoke about their journey, struggles, achievements, and hustles that would fuel the
Unicorn dreams of several other startups. It was also an immense moment of pride for us to have
received the award from Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Founder and Chairman of Marico.”
Some key takeaways from the conference were that there has been an unprecedented digital surge
accelerated by COVID. The ecosystem has had 100 unicorns and 302 soonicorns during this period.
There are 25+ unicorns with the potential of entering the BSE top 100 companies by market capitalization. There has
been a 10x growth in start-ups and about $116 B in funding in the last 10 years. Further, the Green sector and
Metaverse is pitted to be the building pillars of the Future. The goal of Net-zero by 2050 requires
a fundamental transformation of the global economy and a new investment paradigm. An important
learning was the fact that valuation is not in our control, value creation is. Focus on innovation is the
The Indian Unicorns are flourishing in the fast-paced and dynamic economy. They are generating large-
scale employment along with innovative solutions. India is uniquely positioned in Global Unicorn
The landscape is a testament to the vibrant ecosystem present in India. The rapid evolution of
internet infrastructure, easy distribution combined with capital accessibility provides the ‘ Big Opportunity ‘.
Some Unicorn Startups and speakers who participated in the event were InMobi – Naveen Tewari,
CarTrade.com – Vinay Sanghi, OfBusiness – Asish Mohapatra, Morgan Stanley -Kamal Yadav, OYO -Ritesh
Agarwal, The Good Glamm Group – Darpan Sanghvi, NoBroker.com – Amit Kumar Agarwal, Sales Force
India – Arundhati Bhattacharya, WebEngage -Avlesh Singh, Udaan -Sujeet Kumar, Fractal.ai – Srikanth
Velamakanni, Microsoft India -Anant Maheshwari, Dream11- Harsh Jain, PharmEasy – Siddharth Shah,
CitiusTech – Rizwan Koita, People Group(shaadi.com) – Anupam Mittal, and BookMyShow- Ashish
TiEcon Mumbai 2022 also comprised 140+ specifically curated startups expo which showcased their
products to demonstrate innovation in India. There were power-packed international panel discussions,
insightful workshops, and masterclasses on building high and growth products. They were VCs laying bare
the math they swear by. The Summit provided an important platform for collaboration and engagement.
The summit had a diverse set of experts, and speakers, and a high level of participation. It was rich in content
and valuable in creating a better understanding. A comprehensive report on India’s Investment
The ecosystem was launched at the summit. We are gradually transitioning from the age of unicorns to the
age of decacorns.