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Indian startups raise $16.9B VC funding in 2021, next only to China

According to GlobalData, a total of 828 VC funding deals were announced in India during January-July 2021, while the total disclosed funding value of these deals stood at $16.9 billion.

Indian startups raise $16.9B VC funding in 2021, next only to China

Friday August 20, 2021 , 2 min Read

Indian startups got $16.9 billion of venture capital funding in 2021, next only to Chinese counterparts in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, GlobalData said Friday.


"Despite the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic looming large and slow economic recovery, venture capital (VC) investors seem to be reposing faith in the Indian startup ecosystem. In fact, Indian startups stood next only to Chinese counterparts in terms of VC funding value among the APAC countries during January to July 2021," the leading data and analytics company said.

An analysis of GlobalData's financial deals database reveals that a total of 828 VC funding deals were announced in India during January-July 2021, while the total disclosed funding value of these deals stood at $16.9 billion.

Some of the notable VC funding deals announced during this period include $3.6 billion raised by Flipkart, $502 million raised by Mohalla Tech (ShareChat), Zomato's capital raising of around $500 million, and $460 million raised by Think and Learn (Byju's).

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Aurojyoti Bose, the Lead Analyst at GlobalData, said, "While some of the top key markets globally witnessed a decline in VC funding value in July compared to the previous month, India managed to showcase growth despite a decline in VC funding deal volume."


Rising smartphone penetration and affordable mobile internet have transformed India into a digital-first economy. As a result, tech startups are the biggest beneficiaries of this trend.


"According to GlobalData's research, India has the third-largest tech unicorn ecosystem in the world, behind the US and China. During the COVID-19 pandemic, VC investors are evincing interest in startups across themes such as ecommerce, social media and social networking, food delivery, edtech, and digital payments," Bose said.


Edited by Suman Singh