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2016 For Start-ups: Of correction & consolidation

Valuations had run ahead of fundamentals and investors slowed down from mid-2015

Ranju Sarkar  |  New Delhi 

Year 2016 was depressing for start-ups, as they were forced to tighten their belts, reduce cash burn and extend their runways. Many start-ups, which had bloated their teams with easy money, found it difficult to shrink and fire people. Few ventured out to raise money as investors had turned wary and chose to focus on their portfolios. The funding boom from mid-2014 to mid-2015 was led by excess liquidity as investors raced to acquire a pie of the Indian consumer internet story. This drove valuations and saw start-ups raising $6.93 billion in 2015. Valuations had run ahead of ...

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