Amid the deafening hype around billion-dollar tech startups, India is quietly counting down to a massive milestone: it will soon have more software programmers than any other country. Here’s why that’s not great news.
He is hard at work pushing Ola, India’s third most valuable tech startup, beyond its flagship cab business. If he succeeds, he could end up creating India’s first mobile conglomerate. If not, this could be a cautionary tale for our gung-ho startups.
A former Tata Administrative Services officer and entrepreneur, and the author of a book of poetry, Arun M. Kumar holds a vital portfolio in the Department of Commerce under the Obama administration. As the Obama years wind down, Kumar says India will continue to be a priority for U.S. trade policy—no matter which way the American voters swing in the coming polls.