Year of the Tiger (Global)

While 2019 may have marked the return of American hedge fund 'Tiger Global' to the Indian startup ecosystem after a three-year lull, 2021, and even the first month of 2022, has seen even more significant investments from the New York-based investment firm.
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The Indian startup ecosystem has an unspoken rule — if you are riding a Tiger, why would you stop? And 2021 was a testament to this sentiment. 

While 2019 may have marked the return of American hedge fund 'Tiger Global' to the Indian startup ecosystem after a three-year lull, 2021, and even the first month of 2022, has seen even more significant investments from the New York-based investment firm. 

From 2015 to as recent as February 2, 2022, Tiger Global has made 136 deals in the Indian startup ecosystem, amounting to $12.37 billion. The period also saw the firm’s big exit from Flipkart after Walmart acquired the Indian ecommerce major in 2018.

Last year, Tiger Global pumped in $7 billion across 47 deals, significantly higher than what it had made in 2015. That amounted to 34 percent of the overall number of deals and 56.64 percent of the deal volumes that the 20-year-old firm has made in Indian startups since 2015. 

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