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Fall in early-stage start-up funding continues: deal value down 37% in Q1

This comes on the back of 27 per cent drop in angel investment deals and 50 per cent drop in deal volumes in 2018

Ranju Sarkar  |  New Delhi 

The slowing in early-stage funding for start-ups deepened in the first quarter of 2019, with deal value falling 37 per cent to $212 million (nearly Rs 1,500 crore), compared to the same quarter in 2018; volumes plummeted 48 per cent to 113 deals. This comes on the back of 27 per cent drop in angel investment (the term for the earliest equity investments in start-up companies) deals and 50 per cent drop in deal volumes in 2018.

Early-stage deals comprise angel, seed and Series-A deals. Deal value for mid-stage deals, which is Series-B funding, fell 71 per cent to $89 mn (Rs 620 crore), while ...

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 22:05 IST
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