Startup Bridge India was born of a collaboration between TiE Silicon Valley and iSPIRT, and led by Raju Reddy, Manu Rekhi, Rajan Maruthavanan, BV Jagadeesh, Sharad Sharma, Venk Shukla, and Dipty Desai.

After keynoting our second one-day conference at Stanford, John Chambers encouraged our founders to turn Startup Bridge India into a standalone entity that is fully dedicated to its mission. In September 2018 we became a 501(c)(c) nonprofit.