Indian Startups Raised Nearly $7 Billion In First Half Of 2024

Indian Startups Raised Nearly $7 Billion In First Half Of 2024

The USD 7 billion funding included 182 growth or late-stage deals worth USD 5.4 billion and 404 early-stage deals worth USD 1.54 billion.

IANSUpdated: Wednesday, July 03, 2024, 06:01 PM IST
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E-commerce Startup Raises Rs 14.4 Crore | Representative Image

Indian startups have raised nearly USD 7 billion in funding during the first half (H1) of 2024, more than the USD 5.92 billion raised in H1 2023.

However, the figures are still far less than USD 20 billion in H1 2022, according to data compiled by TheKredible.

400 Early Stage Deals

The USD 7 billion funding included 182 growth or late-stage deals worth USD 5.4 billion and 404 early-stage deals worth USD 1.54 billion.

About 99 were undisclosed deals, reports Entrackr. During H1, Indian startups produced a couple of unicorns -- Perfios and Krutrim SI Designs. Last year, only two startups managed to cross the unicorn valuation while 2022 and 2021 witnessed the emergence of 26 and 44 unicorns, respectively.

Late-stage companies such as Zepto, Flipkart, PharmEasy and Lenskart topped with USD 665 million, USD 350 million, USD 216 million, and USD 200 million funding, respectively.

Late-stage companies such as Zepto, Flipkart, PharmEasy and Lenskart topped with USD 665 million, USD 350 million, USD 216 million, and USD 200 million funding, respectively. | Representational pic

When it comes to month-on-month trends, June witnessed nearly USD 2 billion in funding which is more than double the average of USD 1 billion monthly funding until May this year, the report mentioned.

Late-stage companies such as Zepto, Flipkart, PharmEasy and Lenskart topped with USD 665 million, USD 350 million, USD 216 million, and USD 200 million funding, respectively.

Low Mergers and Acquisitions

Moreover, H1 2024 saw 55 mergers and acquisitions, which is lower when compared to 2023.

The year 2021 witnessed over 250 mergers and acquisitions which dropped to 204 in 2022 and further reduced to 145 in 2023.

The year 2021 witnessed over 250 mergers and acquisitions which dropped to 204 in 2022 and further reduced to 145 in 2023. | Pixabay

The year 2021 witnessed over 250 mergers and acquisitions which dropped to 204 in 2022 and further reduced to 145 in 2023.

Segment-wise, e-commerce topped the list with 124 startups raising more than USD 1.87 billion. Fintech, healthtech, SaaS and EV startups were next on the list. Amount-wise, EV startups secured more funding than SaaS and healthtech. Agritech, foodtech, edtech and proptech saw a decline in funding during H1 2024.

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