India is quickly becoming a leading global startup hub. Rising numbers of entrepreneurs, incubators, international and local VCs, and multinational corporations are turbocharging the development of a burgeoning tech scene. In fact, the number of startups in India is expected to nearly quadruple from 3,100 in 2014 to over 11,500 by 2020.

As an expat entrepreneur who moved to the U.S. from India, I have been able to benefit from each startup culture, applying the best of both styles to drive my company forward. My experience has recently come full circle, as my company gets ready to open its first office in India, following our roll-out across the U.S. and Canada.

In America, failure is often seen as a natural stepping stone on the road to success. People may go to school to study one thing, take a job doing another, and then move around between companies and industries throughout their careers. The U.S. seems to celebrate comebacks as much as initial success. That’s not how I experienced failure growing up in India. In India, failure is frowned upon in every instance. When I failed a few times in my early education, the sense I got – and had to fight against – was that failure was the end of the road, not a bump in the road. This tendency has no doubt led to the demise of many promising careers for countless entrepreneurs – and perhaps stopped many from even daring to try in the first place.

Given that the vast majority of startups fail, Indian business culture must begin to examine its tolerance for founders’ missteps – and encourage the knowledge gained from failure to be applied to future success.

(Originally Published at Forbes)