Indian Tech Startup Funding: H1 2019

As per DataLabs by Inc42 estimates, the total recorded funding in H1 2019 ($5.85 Bn) was 16.64% higher than the median half-yearly funding amount of $5.01 Bn (2014- H1-2019).

However, in the context of deal count, a downward trend in the number of funding deals in H1 2019 can be observed. The deals were 26.23% less in comparison to H1-2017 (488 deals) and 16.47% lower in comparison to H1 2018 (431 deals).

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The report showcases the milestones achieved by the country’s startup ecosystem between January 2014 and June 2019. An in-depth analysis of tech startup funding in H1 2019 in the India Startup Ecosystem — sub-sector and stage wise, Top investors that participated in funding rounds, The Merger and Acquisition trends and more.



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$5.85 Bn

was invested across 360 deals (2014- H1 2019)

$130 Mn

Raised by Tier 2 startups. While 97.63% Funding poured into Tier 1 startups.

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of the total recorded deal count in H1 2019 was Made by Bengaluru 41.39% (149 deals), Delhi-NCR 25% (90 deals) and Mumbai at 18.89% (68 deals)

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Garnered 62% of the total funding in transport tech. Sequoia Capital Emerged as the most active VC and Indian Angel Network Emerged as the most active investor at seed stage investor network.

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About The Report

Indian Tech Startup Funding Report — H1 2019 GIF

Scope of the Report  –  01

Executive Summary  –  02

Indian Tech Startup Funding: An Overview  –  04

Sector-Wise Analysis  –  08 

Business Model Breakdown  –  14

Stage-Wise Analysis  –  18

Demographic Breakdown  –  22 

Correlation: Value of Funding Amount and Deals  –  28

Investor Participation in Funding  –  30

Mergers and Acquisitions  –  36

Projections for 2019  –  40

Glossary  –  42

Bibliography  –  44

Methodology  –  45


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The Indian Tech Startup Funding H1 2019 report is aimed at showcasing the milestones achieved by the country’s startup ecosystem between January 2014 and June 2019. Besides an insight into the funding activity in the first half of 2019, the report discusses the catalysts behind these milestones and pictures the possible trends for the second half of 2019.

The report also elaborates on the challenges that startups and the emerging investor fraternities might face in the Indian startup ecosystem going forward.Apart from the analysis and trends, the report seeks to critically examine the top sectors that are currently dominating the funding charts, besides focussing on the various emerging technologies making their way into the Indian startup ecosystem. It also analyses the types of startup investors that have been leading the funding game in the tech startup ecosystem since 2014 and how the participation has evolved during this period.

The report also studies the state of the top three startup hubs in India (and showcases their rankings), with a focus on the Tier 2 cities that have started getting visibility on the country’s startup map. It also seeks to draw a correlation between the number and total value of the funding deals.Overall, the report seeks to point out the roadblocks and the key predictions in the second half of 2019.

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Concentration of Startup Funding Deal Count in India
Bengaluru emerged as the startup hub with the highest number of deals in H1-2019. Out of the total 360 funding deals recorded in the first half of 2019, the contribution by Bengaluru-based startups was 41.39% (149), followed by Delhi-NCR at 25% (90) and Mumbai at 18.89% (68). The top three hubs combined made 85.28% of the total recorded deal count in H1 2019.
The skewed investment towards startups in the big cities is even more apparent when you consider that out of the total recorded deal count, that 343 out of the 360 (95.28%) deals was recorded into startups in Tier 1 cities. This could change in the months to come with the government’s push for rural entrepreneurship as well as improving internet and digital penetration in Tier 2, 3 cities and rural areas.

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