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


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

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

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