16/01/2023 07:10 PM | Click to read full article
Straight after graduation, Vishal Virani set up Corsuscate Solutions, an IT consultancy, with his friend Rahul Shingala in Surat. In April 2021, the duo set up Dhiwise, a SaaS startup, again in the city of Surat. Why Surat and not any of the metropolitan cities that are the hubs of SaaS (software-as-a-service)? Startup activity is on the rise in the smaller cities and towns of India, driven by different motivations and factors.