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Fundraising woes remain for fintechs in the face of a revival of big bets

Experts say that investors are now cautiously optimistic, albeit more selective with their bets


Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Aryaman Gupta New Delhi
The Indian financial technology (fintech) start-up ecosystem, like other sectors, was hit hard by a funding winter. Despite the resurgence of large funding rounds in the space recently, many start-ups are still finding it challenging to raise capital.

Furthermore, a dearth of regulations has not done the fintech sector any service. Experts, however, say that the sector has fared better than most during this tumultuous period and investors are cautiously optimistic, albeit more selective with their bets.

Investments among fintech start-ups in India saw a decline of 47 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in 2022 at $5.65 billion, compared with $10.7

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 8:31 PM IST

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