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The Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2017

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The Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2017

India is rapidly raising its name in the charts of global startup ecosystem and the year 2017 marked a number of achievements to count by. Christened as the fourth fastest growing economies in the world in 2017 by the World Bank. The year 2017 has been terrific for the Indian tech startup ecosystem and it has had both positive and negative lessons for the startups.

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Key Highlights

A quick look at the funding data from 2014-2017, asserts that the most significant fall in the funding activity has been witnessed at the seed and early stage itself. In fact, later rounds in the development of a startup such as – growth and late stage, have been growing steadily.


Startups Funded Each Day

$13.5 Bn

Total Funding Raised


Total Number Of M&As Reported


Total Number Of New Funds Announced

Table Of Contents

  • Foreward
  • From The Editor's Desk
  • Scope Of The Report
  • Introduction To The Report
  • Key Highlights
  • Executive Summary
  • Report Overview
  • Stagewise Breakdown
  • Business Model Breakdown
  • Sectorwise Breakdown
  • Geography Breakdown
  • Investor Breakdown
  • M&A Overview
  • Corporate Startup Fraternisation
  • Startup India Overview
  • Rise Of Accelerators And Incubators
  • The Indian Unicorns
  • The Soonicorns
  • India In The Global Economy
  • Predictions For 2018
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary


Since the announcement of Startup India Action Plan, over 15+ states have already announced their startup policies with a host of initiatives to boot up the startup ecosystem of the respective states. In a bid to keep a check on how these states are performing, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently introduced the feedback mechanism as well, where startup ecosystem stakeholders will rank the states and union territories on the basis of the success achieved in implementing their startup policies, thereby making this a step worth applauding.

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