The unicorn wave in India continues unabated, with one being added every five days – in January and February 2022. The country is expected to have more than 100 start-ups worth more than $1 billion by 2022, according to a report by HDFC Securities.

The year 2021 saw the emergence of 42 unicorns bringing their total number to 79 as financing activity in the country also remained buoyant with a record $66 billion in deal inflow.

The unicorn wave in India continues unabated, with one being added every five days – in January and February 2022. The country is expected to have more than 100 start-ups worth more than $1 billion by 2022, according to a report by HDFC Securities.

In 2021, the year referred to as the β€œEra of Unicorns,” India ranked third in unicorns. Total funds raised by 42 unicorns rose 11% to $12.8 billion year-on-year, from $1.2 billion in 2020. Valuations jumped five-fold to $89 billion and average deal size also doubled.

Among the sectors, fintech and e-commerce accounted for about 50% of total funds, while health tech, media tech, food tech and ed tech combined accounted for 35% of total funds invested, the report wrote. by Amit Chandra and Mohit Motwani said.


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