Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Silicon Valley Financial institution collapse: MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar meets Indian startups – Occasions of India

Union Minister of State for Talent Growth & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar interacted with over 450 startups, owned/co-owned by Indians, enterprise capitalists (VCs), trade leaders & others stakeholders on the collapse of Silicon Valley Financial institution by video conferencing from New Delhi. He assured them that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorities is laser-focused on serving to them tide over this disaster.
The minister stated that the Indian banking system is strong and urged that they may discover utilizing it, “Indian banking system is most steady & strong and you should discover it as a part of your organisational framework. Whereas startups have a pure incentive to make use of banks like SVB, we should determine a means to make use of the Indian banking system with out altering your small business mannequin.”

This session was a part of the federal government’s method to handle the state of affairs and supply any help to members of India’s innovation and startup ecosystem who had monetary holdings in SVB. Startups like Zoth.Io, Hatica.Io and VCs and monetary service suppliers like Blume VC and Mirae Asset had been a part of the meet.
Considerations raised by Desi startups
A few of the issues that had been shared by the attendees included switch of their US greenback deposits to India and to US-based branches of Indian banks, amongst different points.
The minister thanked all of them for sharing their ideas and guaranteed them the federal government would do the whole lot attainable to navigate the storm attributable to the financial institution collapse.
Chandrasekhar stated, “We’ll share record of ideas with Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman and discover how finest your issues could be addressed. We will even discover how easily we will facilitate the switch of your US greenback deposits to Indian banks, IFSC centred overseas banks or another Indian financial institution which has presence in america.”
The minister additionally stated that for these startups whose deposits had been going to be made complete, however don’t have any entry to it at present, “We’ll discover the choice of whether or not any credit score strains could be made accessible in US greenback or Indian rupees. We will even attempt to see if extra credit score merchandise like within the US, could be made accessible to you and make it simpler for them to maneuver from SVB to another Indian Financial institution within the US.”
Chandrasekhar assured the startups that they may method CEO, MeiTY Startup Hub for any issues/points that they had been dealing with and the federal government would do its finest to assist out.

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