‘India is becoming an entrepreneurship model for the world’: John Chambers

Technology czar John Chambers, founder and chief executive of JC2 Ventures, which has invested in 16 startups around the world, says it’s important to remember that cashing out early is not an ‘Indian trend.’ His former company, Cisco Systems, had acquired 180 companies while Chambers was at its helm. In an email interview with Shelley Singh, Chambers takes a close look at startups , in India and abroad, and the issues founders face. Edited excerpts.