YCombinator Visiting India Later This Month

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YCombinator has announced it is visiting India this month.

The American seed accelerator is sending three partners, Gustaf Alströmer, Adora Cheung, and Anu Hariharan to three cities – Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi.

In a message on its blog, the organisation said: “If you’re working on a startup in India, we’d love to meet you.”

Companies can now sign up for office hours in all three cities, and for an event at Flipkart with YC partners and alumni in Bangalore, and an event at Zomato in Delhi.

YCombinator will be in Bangalore on 23rd October, Mumbai on 25th October and Delihi on 26-27th.

In her annual state of the tech industry report, Mary Meeker devoted an entire section to the growth and promise of the Indian market, describing the country as “one of the most fascinating markets for the internet on the planet.”

In Google’s 2016 Year in Search report, the company revealed there had been a big increase in online dating-related searches in India throughout 2016 – dating-related searches growing by 50%, and dating app downloads growing by 53%.

Earlier this week, Google also announced plans to open up its AdWords and AdSense platform to India, adding Bengali as a supported language.

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