We want to support companies in India to solve newer things, Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Friday, adding that it is an important and exciting time in India.
Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit 2021, Pichai said that it is heartening to see the number of startups proving themselves on a global stage and unicorns getting created.
“For us, we want to help in a few ways. Last year, we committed USD 10 billion to the India Digitisation Fund and as part of that, we want to support companies in India, solving newer things, we want to provide them with AI and technologies and platforms so that they can scale up their ideas and reach more users,” he said.
Pichai added that the company is investing in foundational infrastructure and that a lot of its services would allow people to export outside of India.
“I view India as a place where over time, we will be able to build things and take it globally. The first example of that, for us was Google Pay…we invested in Google Pay, and the foundation of that app and experience is what is making its way to our other markets around the world,” said the Google chief.
And so I’m excited about building for India first, and also building in India to solve problems globally as well,” he added.
He said the tech giant remains committed to playing a strong enabling role in supporting growth of the Indian market through various efforts across cloud, AI and…