Tuesday, May 21

Average Size of Startup Funding Up 27% to Rs 4.6 Cr: Report

The average size of Startup Funding received from angel investors grew 27 per cent to Rs 4.67 crore in 2015, from Rs 1.06 crore in 2009, a report said.

Also, the average investments made by these angel investors individually saw an annual growth rate of 34 per cent from Rs 0.21 crore in 2009 to Rs 1.69 crore in 2015, according to the ‘2016 India Venture Capital and Private Equity Report on Start-Ups’ by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras).

“Start-ups have an important role to play in the modern innovation economy. The national government has recognised this and start-ups have emerged as a focus area for policy making now,” IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said.

This report provides an interesting commentary on the trends in start-ups and the start-up ecosystem of India since 2005, he added.The report said angel deals have shown an annual average growth rate of 124 per cent during 2008-2015.

“The number of angel investors has grown at an annual average of 107 per cent during 2008-15. While the number of first time angel investors has grown at a rate of 98 per cent, the growth rate of investors who are re-investing has been 105 per cent,” it added.

Besides, companies in Tier-I cities are getting funded earlier and obtaining larger amounts of funding. The average deal sizes for companies in Tier-I cities are about 62 per cent higher than that of Tier-II cities.

Also, investment rounds are more than 40 per cent higher in Tier-I cities as compared to Tier-II cities.