Over $5 billion were invested in Indian startups in 2014 across 300+ deals

Jubin Mehta & Manu Shrivastava
5th Jan 2015
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For a startup, funding is like rocket fuel. It is not a prerequisite for a startup to grow but it helps to make the journey easier and quicker. The Indian ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds and we're at a stage where there are numerous growth stage technology product companies. Flipkart has created ripples throughout the world and has paved the way for many Indian startups to dream big. In 2014, we tracked 304 deals out of which 229 had amounts disclosed totalling to a sum of $5.2 billion.

Funding Stage

Classifying companies according to angel, seed, Series A, etc is not uniform since a seed for company is a series A for someone else. To avoid this confusion, we classified the deals according to slabs. Here is how the split looks like:



Bangalore continues to be the technology hub. For funding, investors tend to prefer having companies in the same region and since most of the VCs are in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai, the funded companies tend to be in these cities as well. Here is a representation of where the companies funded in 2014 are headquartered:


Following is the complete list of companies that got funded along with the investor. And we're always asked for the raw data when we publish the funding digest analysis and hence, this time, we've put it out on Instamojo. Buy your copy here.

1ClickBlume Ventures
MySmartPriceHelion Partners
EkStopUnilazer Ventures
LocalBanyaKarmvir Avant Group
FirstcryVertex Venture Holdings
HippocampusUnitus Seed Fund
iProf Learning SolutionsIDG Ventures
SureWaves MediaTechCanaan Partners
BankBazaar.comSequoia Capital
Forus HealthAsian Healthcare Fund
Medypal.comUnitus Seed Fund
OurHealthMateBimal Shah
OneBreathVentureast Tenet Fund
Eye-Q VisionHelion Venture Partners
HomevedaBlume Ventures
ThinkLink Supply Chain ServicesSoros Economic Development Fund
MobStacAccel Partner
FieldEZ TechnologiesIDG Ventures
EashmartCIIE - IIM A
MswipeMatrix Partner
CommonfloorAccel Partner
GrabhouseIndia Quotient
ChargeBeeAccel Partner
LinguaNext TechnologiesHelion Venture Partners
UnikenNexus Venture Partner
XSI Semi ConductorsIndian Angel Network
CropInAnkur Capital
Spire TechnologiesNA
intelloCutBlume Ventures
Crayon DataJungle Ventures
HopscotchLionRock Capital
MyntraPremji Invest
Furtados School of MusicDSG Consumer Partners
LogicladderPrivate Investors
IndianStageBlume Ventures
Five StarMatrix Partners
Mango GamesSocial+Capital Partnership
Modern Family DoctorBamboo Finance
KlinifyJungle Ventures
DocTreeS4 Holdings and JFDI
eVaidyaPrivate Investors
Neurosynaptic Communicatione-Zest Solutions
Jivox SoftwareFortisure Ventures
CapillarysAmerican Express Ventures
SilverPushPalaash Ventures
EzetapHelion Ventures
AudioCompassBlume Ventures
HackerEarthAngel-Prime and GSF
NewgenIDG Ventures
TaxiPixiCelkon Mobiles
Tripvillas,Blume Ventures
GOQiiAmit Singhal, Sanjay Parthasarthy and others
DataRPMInterWest Partners
Indix CorporationAvalon Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners
Germin8Kalaari Capital
Sports365Powerhouse Ventures
GreencartTechno Group
Blue StoneKalaari Capital
GradeStackTimes Internet Limited
Everest EdusysLok Capital
Skyfi LabsSpark Capital
IntelleGrowOmidyar Netword
TeaBoxAccel Partners
Hello CurrySri Capital
iKure Techsoft Pvt LtdIntellecap Impact Investment Network
NephroPlusInternational Finance Corp
Unspun Marketing groupDifferent Angels
KapsicaVishwas Mahajan and Sunil Nikhar
CanveraInfo Edge
Uniphore Software SystemsIndian Angel Network
Vinculum SolutionsIvyCap Ventures
InnovitiTata Capital
Securens SystemsMayfield Fund
MITRAOmnivore Capital
ZapstitchAnupam Mittal
July SystemsNA
Vantage CircleHyderabad Angels
Rite Water SolutionsSamridhi Fund
DataRPMInterWest Partners
FrroleSharad Sharma
YepmeHelion Venture Partners
GradeStackTimes Internet
Function Space LabsNexus Venture Partners
Foradian TechnologiesWilliam Bissell
Prime Focus TechnologiesNA
YuppTVSri Capital
Satin CreditcareNorwegian impact investor NMI Fund III KS (NMI)
Kanungo Institute of Diabetes SpecialtiesSamridhi Fund
Free3 HealthcareUnitus Seed Fund
Eventjini.comHigh Net Worth Individuals
Grey Orange RoboticsTiger Global Management
Gayatrishakti PaperCanara Bank
SilverEdgeIDG Ventures
Avaz AACInventus Capital and Mumbai Angel
Swipe TelecomKalaari Capital
AppiterateSAIF Partners
Housing.comHelion Venture Partners
IndiaHomesNew Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Witty ParrotSom Das
SirionLabsSequoia Capital
SoftTech EngineersRajasthan Venture Capital Fund
Ineda SystemsWalden-Riverwood Ventures
YatraNorwest Venture Partners
iYogi Technical ServicesAxon Partners Group
LimeRoadTiger Global
Snapdeal.com,BlackRock Financial Management
PepperfryBertelsmann India Investments (BII)
Flipkart.comDST Global
EmbibeKalaari Capital, Lightbox Ventures
TopprHelion Venture Partners
SkillBoost ServiceNA
LetsVentureAccel Partners
Denty’sHelion Venture
ZostelPresha Paragash
KonotorQualcomm Ventures and Accel Partners
RapidValueHelion Venture and Campult
ChumbakMatrix Partners India,
JiffstoreUnitus Capital
PolicyBazaarTiger Global
CRMnextNorwest Venture Partners
Covacsis TechnologiesGenNext Ventures
Securens SystemsMayfield Fund
mGaadiUnitus Capital
TaxiforsureAccel Partners
GetActiveMohandas Pai
FashionandyouSequoia Capital
OvercartGSF Superangels
BigBasketICICI Ventures
Careers360Ranjan Pai
Surya Power MagicIntellecap Impact Investment Network
Suryoday MicrofinanceInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)
Capital FloatAspada Investment Company
Securens SystemsMayfield Fund
Milk Mantra DairyFidelity Growth Partners
OctroSequoia Capital
AktivOrthoKreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Housing.comHelion Venture Partners
Bombay Shirt CompanyAmit and Arihant Patni
HelpshiftIntel Capital
FreshdeskGoogle Capital
AkoshaSequoia Capital
Vizury InteractiveIntel Capital
MeraEventsOMICS International
FortunePayKae Capital
HackerRankKoshla Ventures
Videonetics TechnologiesGenNext Ventures
PaladionNadathur Holdings
ClearTaxY Combinator
BookMyShowSAIF Partners
TouchtalentSAIF Partners
Roposo.comIndia Quotient
Greytip SoftwareBlume Ventures
Schedulers LogisticsAspada Investment Company
TripHoboKalaari Capital
Fourth Partner Energy Pvt LtdChennai Angels
KnowlaritySequoia Capital, Mayfield
FlipkartTiger Global Management, Naspers, Sigapore's Sovereign Wealth Fund, GIC, Accel Partners, DST Global, ICONIQ Capital, Morgan Stanley, Sofina
Portea MedicalQualcomm Ventures
GrabhouseIndia Quotient
CardBackLetsVenture, Rajan Anandan, Sunil Kalra, Rishi Shrivastava, Alok Mittal, Naval Bir Kumar (VP of IDFC), Soumitra Sharma (ex-IDG Ventures), Nitin Aggarwal (Founder of Yebhi.com)
News in ShortsTimes Internet, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Flipkart Founders), Gaurav Bhatnagar, Ankush Nijhawan, Manish Dhingra
Urban LadderSteadview Capital, SAIF Partners, Kalaari Capital
Roomnhouse.comEuphoria Ventures
Peel-WorksIDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital Partners
SocialCops500 Startups, Rajan Anandan, Manoj Menon
WeAreHolidaysMatrix Partners, Blume Ventures, GSF
foodpandaFalcon Edge Capital, Rocket Internet
GoQiiNeeraj Arora of Whatsapp, Marco Argenti of AWS
WizRocketAccel Partners
Indus InsightsUnilazer, Hive
Capital FloatSAIF Partners
AntFarmBay Capital, Hausela Capital Farms
MovieinSyncInventus Capital Partners, Saama Capital, Qualcomm Ventures
Hearing PlusMatrix Partners
VyomeSabre Partners, Kalaari Capital, Aarin Capital
TaxiForSureAccel Partners, Helion Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners
BluestoneKalaari Capital, Accel Partners, Saama Capital
HikeTiger Global
SnapdealRatan Tata
TheatroKhosla Ventures
TinyOwlSequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners
Only AlibabaSEAF India
FlipClassBlueCa Mobile Holdings
BigBasketHelion Ventures, Ascent Capital, Zodius Capital and Lionrock Capital
NearifySeedfund Advisors, India Quotient, Bedrock Ventures
CommonfloorTiger Global
DelhiveryMultiples Alternate Asset Management
FreechargeSequoia Capital, Sofina, Runet
WooMe.mobi5ideas Startup Fuel
EdCastSoftbank Capital, Menlo Ventures, Novel TMT Ventures, Mitch Kapor, Aarin Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund, Stanford StartX Fund
NewshuntSequoia Capital, Matrix Partners India, Moidyar Networks
QuikrTiger Global, Kinnevik, Matrix partners India, Nokia Growth Partners, Norwest venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Warburg Pincus, eBay Inc
FareyeIndian Angel Network
Shubham Housing FinanceMotilal Oswal Private Equity, Helion Advisors, Elevar Equity, Accion Frontier, Saama Capital
Bodhi Health EducationLast Mile Accelerator
ParvataLast Mile Accelerator
Culture MachineZodius Capital
myNoticePeriod.comIDG ventures, Prashant Kirtane CTO of travelmob.com, Shamsunder Talreja of JetSet Capital, Raghu Krishnananda , Ravi Gururaj
LybrateNexus Venture Partners, Vispis Daver Partner at Sierra Ventures, Gokul Rajaram
Ecom ExpressPeepul Capital
e-ShaktiIvyCap Ventures, IDG Ventures
Itz Cash CardAsian Investors
Phantom HandsRajan Anandam, Ravi Shah
BlueStoneRatan Tata
Strides LabApax Partners
ClonectV Balakrishna, TV Mohandas Pai
Power2SMEAccel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Invetnus Capital
HaptikKalaari Capital
TargetingMantraNexus Venture Partners, One97 Mobility Fund, 500 startups
FirstRideTaja Govind
Red MonsterMatrix Partners India
ZiffiOrios Venture Partners
TrafflineQualcomm Ventures
Pretty SecretsRehan Yar Khan, India Quotient, Anupam Mittal, Ravi Gururaj
SnapDealSoftbank Internet and Media, Inc
ZoomCarSequoia Capital, Mohandas Pai, Abhay Jain
iNurtureBetrelsmann India Investments,
ZipprIndian Angel Network
GrownOutMatrix Partners India
AdNearTelstra Ventures, Global Brain, Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners
iD Fresh FoodHelion Venture Partners
91 MobilesIndia Quotient, Krishna Motukuri - CEO of Tradus.com, Umang Kumar - CEO of Gaadi.com
TestbookLetsVenture, Ah! Ventures, Utsav Somani - MD of Carlyle Group, Shankar Narayanan
KartRocketNirvaana Venture, 500 Startups, Beenos
MyRefersBedrock Ventures,
OnlinePrasad.comHyderabad Angels, Chennai Angels,
LimeTrayMatrix Partners India
FlintoGSF, Globevestor, Asian Ecommerce Alliance GmBH, People Group
HypervergeNew Enterprise Associates
ShieldSquareGirish Mathrubootham of Freshdesk; Murugavel Janakiraman of BharatMatrimony; Sanjay Anandaram of Seedfund; red-Bus founders Phanindra Sama, Charan Padmaraju and Sudhakar Pasupunuri, and existing investor Chandu Nair, member of Chennai Angels
MediAngelsVentureast Tenet Fund and Government of India's Technology Development Board
Timesaverzformer Yahoo executive Neville Taraporewalla and GSF Accelerator founder Rajesh Sawhney
HotelsAroundYouVentureNursery, Patni scions Amit and Arihant, Aditya Birla Capital Advisors chief executive Bharat Banka, Fame Cinemas Founder Shravan Shroff
XamcheckAspada Investment Company
Edutel TechnologiesDell Foundation
GourmetItUpKaran Bhagat, Prabhat Awasthi, Atul Kumar
OlaCabsSoftBank Corp, Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India, Steadview Capital
Cygnus HealthcareFidelity Growth Partners
Happily UnmariedInfo Edge
CanveraInfo Edge
SapienceOrios Venture Partners
CarTrade.comWarburg Pincus, Canaan Partners, Tiger Global
PriceBurp.comBright Ventures
NoteMyBookVivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology
TalentPadHelion Venture Partners
AllfreshAsada Investment
CbazaarForum Synergies, Inventus Capital, Ojas Venture Partners
CollegeDunia.comUmang Kumar
VeeLightspeed Venture Partners
HashCubeNazara technologies, Indian Angel Network, Blume Ventures, ah! Ventures, Perry LaForge
InedaCisco Investments
POPxo.comRajan Anandam, Mithun Sancheti
TripotoOutbox Ventures, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal(Snapdeal’s Founders), Sachin Bhatia (Makemytrip and Trulymadly Founder)
BlowhornUnitus Seed Fund
Arkin NetNexus Venture Partners, B.V. Jagadeesh (Ex-CEO NetScaler and Nutanix Investor), Alan Cohen (Chief Commercial Officer of Illumio, Ex-VP Nicira) and Semil Shahof Haystack Fund
Urban LadderRatan Tata
ZomatoInfo Edge (India) Limited, Vy Capital, Sequoia Capital
MandRat GamesSachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Flipkart Founders), Rajul Garg, Sanjay Singh, Manoj Agarwala and Tarun Upadhyay (GlobaLogic Founders)
ScrollBackJungle Ventures
GrabhouseKalaari Capital, India Quotient
InstamojoKalaari Capital, Blume Ventures, 500 Startups
NLPCaptchaYour Nest Angel Fund, Udaan Angel Partners
VoxPopBlume Ventures
RailYatriBlume Ventures
VelvetCaseChennai Angels, Jacob Kurian (partner at PE firm New Silk Route); Arihant Patni (cofounder of Nirvana Ventures), Jerry Rao (former CEO of MphasiS)
LinkstreetFaering Capital
ZepoAnupam Mittal, One97 Mobility Fund
Cue LearnUnitus Seed Fund
CuriositiUnitus Seed Fund
AtherSachin Bansal and Binny bansal (Flipkart Founders), Raju Venkatraman (CEO, MEDALL)
GigstartIndian Dream Capital (Mauritius), Rajesh Sawhney (GSF), Rohit Bansal and KunalBahl (Snapdeal), Narendra Singh Rawat (FG Wilson), TA Venture Holding Limited, Roshan Abbas and Anand Chandrasekaran
WegilantGaurav Sharma (Director, Yahoo Inc), Ravi Gururaj, RippleWave
GiftsCardsIndiaBlume Ventures, Rajan Anandan (MD, Google India)
CollegeDuniaUmang Kumar (CEA, mGaadi)
GrofersSequoia Capital
FlipkartBaillie Gifford, GreenoaksCapital, Steadview Capital, T. Rowe PriceAssociates​, Qatar Investment Authority, DST Global, GIC, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global
LivSpaceHelion Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jungle Ventures
Youth4WorkAurum Equity Partners, Global Asia Partners, UK-based angel investor Dan Sandhu
VaaveUtthishta Yekum Fund
BookMyCabContrarian Vridhhi Fund, Mumbai Angels, YourNest Angel Fund
LoudCellIndian Angel Network
PrimaSellerDr.Aniruddha Malpani (Mumbai Angels), Kishore Ganji (US-based tech entrepreneur)

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