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Retail and finance dominate the $1.6 billion in financing received by Indian IT firms in Q1 2024

India’s tech startup ecosystem has garnered significant attention this year, raising a notable $1.6 billion in total funding by mid-March. This impressive feat places India as the fourth-highest nation globally in terms of funding raised during this period, according to a new report from market intelligence platform Tracxn.

The leading sectors driving this growth include retail, fintech, and enterprise applications. Notably, the fintech sector experienced a remarkable 48% growth from the previous quarter, spurred by the widespread adoption of smartphones and supportive regulatory policies. According to the report by Tracxn, India’s tech startup ecosystem remains one of the top-performing tech ecosystems globally despite the funding slowdown and economic fluctuations. The report highlighted that India’s robust tech infrastructure and favorable demographics are key factors solidifying its position as a global tech leader.

Within the $1.6 billion raised, Shadowfax and Credit Saison emerged as top performers, each securing over $100 million in funding. Other notable recipients included Capillary, Rentomojo, and Captain Fresh. The quarter also witnessed the rise of two new unicorns—Perfios and Ola Krutrim—underscoring the resilience and dynamic potential of India’s tech landscape.

Investor confidence in the sector was further evidenced by a surge in IPOs, with eight tech companies, including MediaAssist, WTI, Exicom, and LawSikho, going public. This wave of public offerings reflects a robust belief in the long-term prospects of Indian tech firms.

However, the report also noted a decrease in acquisition activity, with 20 acquisitions in the first quarter of 2024—a 33% drop from the previous quarter and a significant 55% decrease compared to the same period in 2023.

Geographically, Bengaluru led the charge in total funds raised during Q1 2024, closely followed by Mumbai and Noida. These cities continue to serve as critical hubs in India’s thriving startup ecosystem, attracting significant investment and fostering innovation.

India’s strong tech ecosystem and demographic advantages promise a bright future, solidifying its position as a global tech leader. This optimistic outlook suggests that, despite global economic uncertainties, India’s tech startups are poised for continued growth and success.

The report from Tracxn offers a compelling snapshot of a dynamic and evolving ecosystem, highlighting the sectors and regions leading the charge, and the notable startups making waves in the industry. As India continues to cement its role on the global tech stage, the future looks promising for its innovative and resilient startup community.

Sadhna B

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