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Indian startups raised $8.4 bn; India ranked 4th in world with 96 unicorns in 1st quarter of 2022

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Indian startups raised $8.4 billion

 According to data collected from Tracxn by Business Today, Indian startups raised $8.4 billion in Q1 2022 (January-April 5), a 22 percent increase year-on-year (YOY) over the same period last year. 
 
470 fundraising rounds were completed during the quarter, compared to 651 funding rounds in Q1 2021, when startups raised $6.89 billion. 
 
This also suggests that in the first quarter of 2021, big-ticket acquisitions were made across the ecosystem, particularly in late-stage financing rounds. During Q1, the average deal value of some of the best rounds was between $100 and $200 million. India is now ranked fourth in the world for unicorns, with 96 unicorns (startups with valuations of a billion-dollar and more). 
 
There are 1,979 unicorns in the world, with 1,036 in the United States alone, 252 in China, and 100 in the United Kingdom (UK). In the first quarter of 2021, India produced ten unicorns, more than double the number of unicorns created in the same period the previous year. 
 
This also suggests that in the first quarter of 2021, big-ticket acquisitions were made across the ecosystem, particularly in late-stage financing rounds. During Q1, the average deal value of some of the best rounds was between $100 and $200 million. India is now ranked fourth in the world for unicorns, with 96 unicorns (startups with valuations of a billion-dollar and more).

Indian startups raised amount

There are 1,979 unicorns in the world, with 1,036 in the United States alone, 252 in China, and 100 in the United Kingdom (UK). In the first quarter of 2021, India produced ten unicorns, more than double the number of unicorns created in the same period the previous year. 
 
Investors were positive on a variety of industries, including home décor, financing, ed-tech, and social commerce, marking a significant departure from previous trends in startup investments, which saw money poured mostly into the financial and ed-tech sectors. LEAD School (which provides affordable school curriculum as well as other software and services), Darwinbox (Cloud-based human resource management software firm), Dealshare (Online social deal sharing platform for multi-category products), Livspace (Provider of online in-home designs and furniture for home improvement), Elasticrun (Platform offering distribution networks for rural markets), and Xpressbees (Provider of e-commerce services) were among the ten unicorns minted in Q1, 2021.

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