"We will support start-ups with technology, scaling up and capital wherever it is required as we want to be the entrepreneurs' best friend," Dell Inc chief executive Michael Dell told reporters at an interactive session here.

Lauding the Indian start-up ecosystem, he said the landscape was very different from what it was four-five years ago and had improved dramatically.

"I met several interesting start-ups in Bengaluru, including InMobi and others. They are doing amazing work," he said.

Ruling out making smartphones, Dell said only one or two firms were making profits in it and quite a few of them were losing substantial money in that business.

"One of our competitors which recently acquired another large smart-phone company had lost $1 billion in smart-phone business. We will focus on our business as there is enough opportunity," he said.

Asserting that going private had helped him personally and his firm a lot, Dell said this had ignited the employees and decision-making became faster.

"Going private is allowing us to focus on future for two or five years. Employee satisfaction is at the highest this year since we went private (in 2013) and (revenue) growth has been good in the last 10 quarters," he said.