Indian Tech Startup Funding Report H1 2021

We estimate the total capital inflow in Indian startups to be in the range of $19 Bn to $23 Bn range, estimated under usual and optimistic scenarios respectively. Similarly we estimate the deal count to be in the range of 1,152 to 1,212.

Fintech, enterprise tech and edtech startups are spearheading the 2021 bull run in Indian startup funding. The three sectors combined made 48% or 15 out of the total 31 mega funding deals ($100 Mn and above funding rounds) recorded in H1 2021. In addition to these three sectors, media & entertainment (fueled by gaming and social media), ecommerce (fueled by D2C consumer brands) and healthtech (fueled by the growing adoption of telemedicine and e pharmacy) are also gaining significant investor traction.

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Indian Tech Startup Funding Report H1 2021

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Key Highlights

$10.8 Bn

Total Funding Raised In H1 2021

$22.2 Mn

Average Funding Ticket Size In H1 2021


Was Investors’ Favourite In H1 2021


Mega funding rounds ($100 Mn+) recorded in H1 2021

Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Half-Yearly Funding Trends: 2014-H1 2021
  • Half-Yearly Funding Trends: Average Funding Ticket Size Between 2014 And H1 2021
  • Total Funding And Deal Count: 2020 Vs H1 2021
  • Funding Deal Count Split: H1 2021 Vs H1 2020
  • Funding Amount Split: H1 2021 Vs H1 2020
  • Top Indian Startup Hubs: H1 2021 Vs H1 2020
  • Top Indian Startup Hubs Based On Total Funding Amount: H1 2021 Vs H1 2020
  • Funding Stage-Wise Half-Yearly Funding Trends
  • Indian Startups Planning For IPO In The Near Future
  • Mergers And Acquisitions: 2014-H1 2021
  • Top Investors In H1 2021
  • Funding And Deal Count Prediction In 2021


The end of June has also marked the end of the first half of calendar year 2021 and the investor confidence towards Indian startups is at its all time high. Between January to June 2021, the total capital inflow in Indian startups stands at $10.8 Bn across 614 funding deals. An important point to note is that both the half yearly funding amount and deal count are at their historic peak. Compared to the previous year (i.e. H1 2020) the total funding amount has surged 2.1x whereas compared to H2 2020 the funding amount has increased by 72%.

Irrespective of both usual and optimistic scenarios, there is a very strong probability that the Indian startup ecosystem will witness a record high venture capital inflow by the end of calendar year 2021.

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