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Indian Tech Startup Funding Report Q3 2021

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Indian Tech Startup Funding Report Q3 2021

With an annual tally of 2021 startup funding estimated to reach $33.6 Bn. The Indian startup ecosystem is poised to make history this calendar year in terms of venture capital inflow. In the third quarter of 2021 (Q3 2021), Indian startups raised over $17.1 Bn, which is comfortably the highest amount raised in a given quarter in India ever since we began recording deals in 2014.

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Key Highlights

$17.1 Bn

Raised across 465 deals


New unicorns in Q3 2021

$43.4 Mn

Average ticket size of funding amount

$33.6 Bn

Forecasted total funding for calendar year 2021

Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Indian Startup Funding: Trends & Analysis
  • Quarterly Trends
  • Yearly Trends Vs Q3 2021
  • Average Deal Size Trends
  • Mega Deals: Trend Analysis
  • Sectoral Analysis
  • Top Sectors Of Q3 2021
  • Fintech Funding Trends
  • Ecommerce Funding Trends
  • Funding Stage Analysis & Trends
  • Top Indian Startup Hubs: Q3 2021
  • State Of Indian Decacorns, Unicorns & Soonicorns
  • Top Investors In Q3 2021
  • Indian Startup IPOs
  • Forecasting: Indian Startup Funding 2021


With unicorns becoming more common in India this year, the next phase for the Indian startup ecosystem will be about decacorns or those with over $10 Bn valuation. BYJU’S is the highest valued Indian startup presently with a valuation of $16.5 Bn, while the elite decacorn club also includes fintech giant Paytm ($16 Bn) and Walmart-owned Flipkart ($25 Bn). Astonishingly, half of all startups that became unicorns this year achieved that mark in Q3 2021. Overall, India now has 68 unicorn startups which have a cumulative valuation of over $212 Bn and with over $62 Bn raised by these startups. By the end of this year the Indian startup ecosystem is poised to make history with $33.6 Bn in capital inflow across 1,481 deals, the highest annual funding in Indian startups till date.

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