Startups can make India m-cap grow to $50 trillion in 20 years: NSE CEO

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India’s CEO, Ashish Chauhan, when talking recently at the Association of National Exchanges Members of India’s (ANMI) 13th International Convention 2024, stated that Indian startups can boost the country’s market capitalization (m-cap) to a staggering $50 trillion by 2044. 

Investors are happy, curious, and scared at the same time after hearing the statement, unsure of how this might be possible considering the current market value. 

India’s stock market is worth $3 trillion today. 

India’s current market cap sits around $3 trillion. Although it is a well-performing number, it is far away from the $50 trillion target, while the journey ahead is influential. To understand the challenge, let’s look at some historical growth rates. 

Over the past decade, the NSE Nifty 50, a benchmark stock market index, has delivered an average annual return of around 10%. Even if we maintain this impressive pace for the next 20 years, we will only reach a market cap of around $14 trillion by 2044.

Can startups make a big difference?

Mr Chauhan believes in the power of startups to change things for the better. These small, agile companies can shake up industries, bring new ideas to life, and open fresh ways to create new avenues for wealth generation. Here’s where the math gets intriguing. 

Indian startups today may capture a significant share of existing markets, but there is hope that the upcoming ones may become pioneers in new ones. Think about fields like artificial intelligence (AI), clean energy, or online shopping. These could grow into massive industries worth trillions of dollars on their own. 

And it’s not just about India – these startups could make waves worldwide, becoming top players in their fields with their innovative tech.

How Startups Could Help?

Let’s say in the next 20 years, Indian startups manage to grab just a 20% share of the global market in a brand-new sector valued at $5 trillion by 2044. It means a $1 trillion added directly to India’s market cap. 

Now, think about several such success stories happening simultaneously, and this is the type of exponential growth Mr Chauhan is likely hoping for. India can then see a dramatic surge in its market cap by developing an effective startup ecosystem that produces not just one or two but more global leaders. 

While the plans for reaching the target market look promising, hopeful, and impressive, there are a few roadblocks India needs to overcome to reach its target market by 2044. 

  • Getting Money: Startups need lots of money. Will they keep getting it from investors?
  • Going Global: Most Indian startups find it hard to grow outside India. Can they fix this?
  • Dealing with Rules: Laws and rules need to support new ideas. Will the government help here?

How NSE Can Help?

The NSE has a critical role in taking the Indian startup ecosystem forward. Some ways the NSE can act as a launchpad for these young companies:

  • Simplifying IPO processes: A faster and more efficient IPO process will make it easier for startups to access the capital they need to grow and scale.
  • Providing Easier Access to Capital: Creating alternative funding avenues beyond traditional venture capital firms can help broaden the funding options available to startups.
  • Dedicated Indices for High-Growth Startups: Developing dedicated indices for high-growth startups will provide greater visibility to these companies and attract a wider range of investors.
  • Robust Secondary Market: A liquid secondary market where investors can easily buy and sell shares of these startups is essential for fostering investor confidence and participation.

Getting to $50 trillion by 2044 is a big goal. It needs a lot of things to go right – more growth, more new businesses, and rules that support them. 

For investors, the success is visible in the NSE share price. A rising NSE means a growing Indian economy and vice versa. 

The valuations of the companies listed on the NSE rise as the fortunes of these startups rise, pushing the overall market cap upwards.

What’s in it for you?

Even if we don’t hit $50 trillion, focusing on Indian startups is still a good move. It means we are moving towards an economy driven by new ideas. Doing so can create jobs and wealth and make India strong globally. The future of India looks promising for technology and growth. 

It means the share price rises simultaneously with the country’s growth. This means today is the best day to invest through listed shares in NSE before it touches the sky. 

To buy and sell unlisted shares of NSE and other blue chip companies that are not yet listed on the Indian stock exchange, you can connect with Stockify to get professional assistance with the trading of unlisted shares. Start your trading journey with Stockify!

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The National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India’s CEO made a head-turning, stating that Indian startups can push the country’s market cap to $50 trillion by 2044. This goal has started discussions about the future of the Indian economy and the role of startups in driving growth.


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