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Japanese billionaire Taizo Son sets up startup accelerator in India

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Taizo Son

Taizo Son, younger brother of SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son, is all set to back startups in India. Mistletoe, an early stage investment firm and incubator founded by the younger Son, has tied up with GSF Accelerator and Infobridge, a business consultancy that connects Japanese companies with their Indian counterparts, to launch startup accelerator Gastrotope.

While the finer aspects of the accelerator’s operations in India are yet to be charted out, the accelerator will work with startups in India and abroad that focus on ‘farm to fork’ processes including agriculture and food processing, among others.

“India will be at the centre of agriculture and food technology. There are........

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