The Annual Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2019

The Annual Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2019

Funding is the lifeblood of startups. With tech valuations in a flux, the funding landscape in the Indian startup ecosystem has changed significantly over the past year. In this edition of DataLabs by Inc42’s flagship report — “Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2019”, we follow the money that keeps the Indian startup ecosystem afloat.

The report will provide readers with an in-depth analysis of the funding landscape of India in 2019 and what can be expected for 2020 and 2021.

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The Annual Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2019

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Key Highlights

$12.7 Bn

funding raised by Indian startups across 766 deals


startups funded in 2019 had women founders


deals over $100 Mn in Indian startups


startups entered the unicorn club

Table Of Contents

  • Scope Of The Report
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction To The Report
  • Indian Startup Funding Landscape
  • India As A Startup Hub: A Comparison
  • Impact Of Indian Startup Economy: An Analysis
  • Funds Launched in 2019
  • Roadblocks For Indian Startup Ecosystem
  • Indian Startup Funding Predictions 2020 & 2021
  • Methodology
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography


From 29K startups in 2014, the numbers grew exponentially from 2015 to 2018 and touched 49K. In less than half a decade (2014-2019) startups and the enabling ecosystem have flourished with the support of the government’s ambitious Startup India, Make in India and Digital India programs. The last five years held a series of historic milestones for the Indian startup economy. From a funding standpoint, the ecosystem has grown immensely with over 5,011 deals by 2,984 startups. With $12.7 Bn funding in 2019 and 766 deals, the Indian startup ecosystem saw the entry of seven startups into the unicorn club. Thanks to this favorable environment, Indian startups have created a combined value of about $130 Bn with overall funding skyrocketing to touch $58 Bn from 2015-2019.

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