South Asia and Beyond

“India Must Be Early In Tech Innovation Waves Like BioTech, ClimateTech; Not Keep Playing Catch Up”

NEW DELHI: On ‘Books Corner‘, Anirudh Suri, Author of ‘The Great Tech Game: Shaping Geopolitics and the Destinies of Nations’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. “India has a lot of talent and capital, but to compete in ‘The Great Tech Game’, she lacks technology, policy and strategy,” he argues, adding, “just having unicorns is not enough. The total combined bank balances of the hundred or so we have today will not add up to even one of the big tech firms in the U.S. or elsewhere.” Watch this discussion for more on his “gameplan for nations to draw on their comparative advantages and compete through tailored strategies.”

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Mr. Suri is a technology venture capitalist and entrepreneur, and has formerly been a policy advisor and a management consultant. He is the Managing Partner at India Internet Fund, a technology-focused venture capital fund based in India and the U.S. Previously, he has worked with the Government of India in Delhi, McKinsey and Company in New York, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, and Goldman Sachs in London. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and Harvard Kennedy School.