Why investors are cautious about backing startups (and other top stories of the day)

The Indian startup ecosystem in nine months of 2019 saw a marginal fall of four percent compared to the same period in 2018.

22nd Nov 2019
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Call it the 'WeWork effect' or not, but there is a sense of apprehension about a likely course correction with regard to investments coming into the Indian startup ecosystem. This will probably be a reality check by investors on how their portfolio companies are performing.


WeWork's IPO, inflated valuation, and a subsequent fall in valuation proved to be a rude awakening for many. Coupled with an economic slowdown and the early indication of a perceptible slowdown was noticeable in YourStory’s nine-month funding report for 2019.


The Indian startup ecosystem in nine months of 2019 saw a marginal fall of four percent compared to the same period in 2018. However, industry observers believe that this is a much-needed course correction as an inflated environment was being built in the ecosystem.


In fact, investors may now seek those startups which have solid business models with profitability goal in the horizon.


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