Cautious optimism - that’s the investor sentiment in the Indian startup ecosystem right now. In Q1 2018, both deal volume and value have gone up compared to the same time last year. The first quarter of the year saw 221 deals worth $2.26 billion, up from 211 deals worth $1.38 billion during the same period last year. This includes PE and debt financing.
Q1 2018 saw a drop in the money raised by women only teams
Unlike Q1 2018, top deals value remained small in Q1 2017 with PayTM mall being an exception
The Quarter saw large rounds with BigBasket & Zomato raising half a billion dollars between them