Sharp rise in Micro VC investments as 566 startups get $341 mn in 3 years

With the startup ecosystem blooming in India, the number of such funds rose from 29 in 2014 to 88 funds last year

start-ups
Premium

Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Samreen AhmadT E Narasimhan Bengaluru
With India seeing the birth of several hundred start-ups every year, small venture capital (VC) funds have emerged as promising players. Micro VC flow increased 20 per cent in 2020 to $139 million from $116 million a year ago. The number of deals increased to 88 from 82 in 2019.
 
Micro VCs — those with fund size below $30 million — have infused $341 million into the space through 730 deals across 566 start-ups in the past three years, according to a report by Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and Amazon Web Services co-authored with Praxis Global

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Feb 19 2021 | 2:46 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com