The dismal share of women among founders of Indian tech unicorns captured in emojis

The leadership at India’s elite startups is mostly a boys’ club.

The world’s third-largest startup ecosystem has been churning out tech unicorns at a faster pace than ever before, but this success—just like the tech industry in general—is heavily skewed towards men.

The majority of founders at India’s unicorns (private companies valued at over $1 billion) are men, according to data from Tracxn, a startup that tracks startups. Over 13% of the current tech unicorns in India, in fact, have no female co-founders. And even the unicorns with the highest female representation among its co-founders—beauty e-tailer Nykaa, have more male (four) than female founders (three).

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