India has more than 450 Web3 startups: Nasscom

India has more than 450 active Web3 startups, with four unicorns, that have raised $1.3 billion funding (till April 2022), a Nasscom report said.
BlockchainCurrently, India is home to over 11 percent of the global Web3 talent, making the country the third largest Web3 talent pool worldwide.

Between 2021-2022, India registered over 170 new Web3 startups, yielding over 50 percent CAGR growth since 2015.

Web3 has become a buzzword with technological concepts, such as metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) gaining prominence.

Over 80 percent of Indian Web3 startups are in the tier I cities. The tier 2 and 3 ecosystem is growing with locations such as Jaipur, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Trivandrum and Coimbatore evolving as emerging hubs for Web3 startups.

Today, nearly 75,000 Blockchain professionals are actively employed by the tech industry in India, the report said.

The surge in Web3 startups has driven up the adoption of blockchain. Startups focused on other emerging technologies are building solutions for on-chain consumption.

While the global demand for blockchain specialists and developers surges, India’s existing, and fastest growing digital talent pool has incumbent advantages when it comes to expertise development, quick reskilling, and bridging the Web3 demand-supply gap. The report said that this talent pool is expected to grow by over 120 per cent in the next 1-2 years.