“Unique Opportunity in India” : Nirmala Sitharaman invites Silicon Valley investors

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman at the Silicon Valley invited investors to be part of country’s growth story while pitching for collaboration with the US in financial services and emerging technologies.

 

At a round table hosted by the confederation of indian industry (CII) and the US chamber of Commerces US -India Business Council (USIBC), she said financial technologies (fintech) represents a unique opportunity for sustainable and inclusive growth.

 

“With a growth forecast of almost 8 per cent in FY 2023, India is likely to remain the world’s fastest growing major economy over the next few years, driven by the continued expansion of its technology and start-up ecosystems,” Ms Sitharaman told a group of eminent corporate executives in the Silicon Valley.

 

“The US-India collaboration in financial services and emerging technologies will support increased investment and innovation, and fintech represents a unique opportunity for sustainable and inclusive growth,” said the Finance Minister as she invited leading investors to become part of the India growth story.

 

“There is a fintech revolution happening in India. As a country that runs the largest financial inclusion programme in the world to the country that has highest fintech adoption rate globally to the highest number of real time online transactions globally, India has a lot to offer to the world,” said Mr Sandhu.

“The financial sector in India has recently seen PM-guided and FM-led reforms. We hope that the US venture capitalists, endowment funds and asset management companies look at India to start their new journey or scale up existing operations and partner and grow,” he said.

 

“Global leaders in these fields from the USIBC and the CII member companies shared an ambitious vision for how fintech can power a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific. I stand in strong support of what business leaders, VC’s, and institutional investors are doing to make that vision possible,” he said.

 

“As a hotbed of innovation with a vibrant start-up ecosystem, India is full of opportunities for investors. India is home to one of the fastest growing fintech markets in the world, with transaction values estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20 per cent to reach USD138 billion by 2023,” said Mr Shah.

“Under Finance Minister Sitharaman’s leadership, India has continued its accelerated growth despite the external shocks of COVID-19 and global conflicts, and the round table attendees looking to invest in India’s expanding fintech market hold high expectations for its continued success,” he said.

 

So basically fintech will be a greater move for the Indian economy in upcoming future success and growth.