For a segment that thrives on promise more than performance, the country’s start-up ecosystem is refusing to get carried away by the funding this calendar year. This has created the highest level of uninvested venture capital in seven years as investors wait for corrections in the working and — more importantly — valuation of start-ups while looking for cockroaches instead of unicorns.
“Investors are now keen to invest in companies that have good top and bottom lines. This has made valuations more realistic,” says Padmaja Ruparel, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, India’s largest network of angel investors.
There have been 231 funding