Hey everybody! It has been a long time since my last blog post on Medium, but I want to share an update with all of you.
After my previous post about DEPA, I was approached by iSPIRT to join them as a volunteer! So for the past few months I have been helping them in their quest to build world class digital public infrastructure for India.
As somebody who has always admired their work, it is a real honour to work alongside them. …
“This will be as big as UPI #Sahamati” — Kunal Shah , Twitter
This comment, made at a 25th July event inaugurating DEPA and Sahamati, broke Indian fintech Twitter. You could practically hear the buzzing of a thousand Slack channels as startup founders rushed to instruct their teams to decode just what the hell Kunal was talking about.
Sadly, a lot of the media coverage around DEPA and Sahamati in recent weeks has been low-quality and misleading. In this article, I will attempt to demystify this exciting new system while providing lots of context relevant to startups and investors alike.
Musings on the early stage Indian tech ecosystem