India, second only to China in population, is home to one of the world’s most active tech sectors, with innovative firms popping up all over the vast nation, attracting significant interest from foreign investors. Time will tell if these enthusiastic start-ups live up to their expectations and reward their investors with soaring profits.
Revolut, a UK-based neobank valued at $33 billion with 16 million customers, has raced to the top of its nation’s most successful start-ups list since its beginnings in 2015 and is just one spot down from the top of Europe’s. What is behind its quick ascension? What are its plans to expand? Are there any concerns that may slow it down?
Just a short time ago, the innovative commercial real-estate company WeWork seemed to have got it just right. Its unique concept involving shared “flexible workspaces, agile services and leading technologies” apparently filled a void in networked office-space management. But its stellar progress came to an abrupt halt with the failure of its much-anticipated IPO. With debts piling up, this American start-up’s future lies in the hands of its Japanese rescuer.