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Total Venture Debt Funding In Indian Startups Between 2015 to 2020
Median Ticket Size Of Venture Debt Investments In 2020
Of The Total Venture Debt Deals Are In Growth Stage (Series A and B) Startups
Median Cash Reserves Of Indian Startups Who Have Raised Venture Debt
Table Of Contents
- Executive Summary
- What Is Venture Debt?
- The Key Difference: Venture Debt Vs Venture Capital
- Venture Debt In Indian Startup Ecosystem
- Funding Amount & Deal Count
- Funding Stagewise Analysis
- Top Startup Hubs
- Unique Investor Participation Count
- Top Investors
- Financial Analysis
- Key Financial Indicators
SummaryThe venture debt ecosystem usually erupts when the existing venture capital startup ecosystem has reached a certain level of maturity. With the venture capital inflow in the Indian startup ecosystem amounting $70 Bn across 5,988 deals we can conclude that the national startup ecosystem has reached a certain degree of maturity where startups would be keen on exploring alternative methods of fundraising.
2x surge in total venture debt funding amount in Indian startups from $217 Mn (2019) to $427 Mn (2020). Indicating that venture debt became a popular option during the pandemic times. Also, 2020 is so far the best year for venture debt funding in India.
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