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2021 Year In Review

2021
Year
In
2021 was a milestone year in the history of India's Startup Economy!
Review
$42,000,000,000+

Indian Startup Investments In 2021

100b
Indian Startups Crossed The $100Bn Funding Milestone
206
Mergers & Acquisitions

834 Mn+ Internet Users

61% Internet Penetration

845 Mn+ Smartphone Users

$0.68 Data Cost Per GB

$1.6 Tn UPI Transactions Value

68 Bn UPI Transactions

57K+ Indian Startups

4413 Funded Indian Startups

$112 Bn Total Invested Capital

85 Indian Unicorns Startups

$283 Bn Indian Unicorn Valuation

17 Listed Indian Tech Companies

$56 Bn+ Valuation Of Listed Startups

2487 Active Investors

919 Lifetime M&A’s

108 Mega Deals Over $100 Mn

42
Meet 2021's Class Of New Indian Unicorns

11 IPOs accelerated the merger of India's tech, startup & business economies

March 2021
ipo
$275 Mn
March 2021
ipo
$460 Mn
July 2021
ipo
$10 Bn
August 2021
ipo
$1 Bn
September 2021
ipo
$9 Bn
October - November 2021
ipo
$7.4 Bn
October - November 2021
ipo
$500 Mn
November 2021
ipo
$6.1 Bn
November 2021
ipo
$19 Bn
December 2021
ipo
$600 Mn
December 2021
ipo
$800 Mn
BIGGEST M&A'S OF 2021
Consolidations are the sign of a mature ecosystem. In this milestone year for India's startup economy, mergers & acquisitions jumped 2.5X to 206 deals.
Company
Deal Value
Acquired By
company
$4.7 Bn
acquired by
company
$1.2 Bn*
acquired by
company
$1 Bn
acquired by
company
$700 Mn*
acquired by
company
$600 Mn
acquired by
company
$500 Mn
acquired by
company
$360 Mn
acquired by
company
$250 Mn
acquired by
company
$230 Mn
acquired by
company
$200 Mn
acquired by

2021's Hottest Sectors Top Funded Industries Of The Year

FINTECH
FINTECH
No. Of Deals
280
Funding Amount Raised
$8.0 Bn
Top Hub
Bengaluru
Seed Stage (Average Ticket Size)
$3.3 Bn
ECOMMERCE
ECOMMERCE
No. Of Deals
272
Funding Amount Raised
$10.6 Bn
Top Hub
Delhi NCR
Seed Stage (Average Ticket Size)
$2.5 Bn
ENTERPRISETECH
ENTERPRISETECH
No. Of Deals
229
Funding Amount Raised
$3.2 Bn
Top Hub
Bengaluru
Seed Stage (Average Ticket Size)
$1.8 Bn
Edtech
Edtech
No. Of Deals
165
Funding Amount Raised
$4.7 Bn
Top Hub
Delhi NCR
Seed Stage (Average Ticket Size)
$1.2 Bn
Healthtech
Healthtech
No. Of Deals
131
Funding Amount Raised
$2.2 Bn
Top Hub
Bengaluru
Seed Stage (Average Ticket Size)
$1.7 Mn

THE PEOPLE WHO DEFINED 2021 Inc42's Annual List Of Newsmakers

Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar
Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
Sanjay Bhargava
Sanjay Bhargava
Deepinder Goyal
Deepinder Goyal
Girish Mathrubootham
Girish Mathrubootham
Kunal Shah
Kunal Shah
Bhavish Aggarwal
Bhavish Aggarwal
Parag Aggarwal
Parag Aggarwal
Sridhar Vembu
Sridhar Vembu

India's Top 20 VC Funds

vc
98 Deals
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88 Deals
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74 Deals
vc
72 Deals
vc
58 Deals
vc
52 Deals
vc
51 Deals
vc
51 Deals
vc
49 Deals
vc
49 Deals
vc
35 Deals
vc
31 Deals
vc
30 Deals
vc
30 Deals
vc
29 Deals
vc
27 Deals
vc
26 Deals
vc
22 Deals
vc
21 Deals
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20 Deals

2021'S TOP ANGEL INVESTORS

investor
Kunal Shah
62 Deals
investor
Ritesh Malik
20 Deals
investor
Ramakant Sharma
19 Deals
investor
Jitendra Gupta
13 Deals
investor
Sujeet Kumar
13 Deals
investor
Binny Bansal
12 Deals
investor
Gaurav Munjal
11 Deals
investor
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
11 Deals
investor
Anupam Mittal
11 Deals
We are thankful for our community of
innovative entrepreneurs, co-investors, business partners and staff for another year to remember.
We wish you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.
Onward To
2022
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