You can’t create more jobs without startups: Cisco’s John Chambers

John Chambers
Cisco executive chairman John Chambers. Photo: Cisco website

John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Inc., and chairman of the recently-formed US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), is bullish on technology start-ups in India. Having picked up a 10% stake in speech recognition solutions company, Uniphore Software Systems Pvt. Ltd, in his personal capacity, he is now eyeing 2-3 more such start-ups to mentor. Chennai-based Uniphore, which had made it to the list of winners in the 2016 India edition of the “Innovators Under 35”, is headed by Umesh Sachdev, its co-founder and CEO.

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