From ecommerce to payments — here are the top funded business models of last one year

Sep 17, 2021

By: Kritti Bhalla

Indian investors on a funding spree

Indian tech startups have raised $10.8 billion across 256 deals in the last two months, a report by business intelligence firm Tracxn reported.

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Funding increased massively from last quarter

The Indian tech startup ecosystem had raised $6.5 billion across 412 deals in the April to June quarter of 2021.

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Less startups, more money

Even though fewer startups raised money in the first two months of the third quarter (July 1 to September 1), the funding amount increased significantly.

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Biggest funding models

The report also points towards the biggest funded business models in the last one year, between September 2020 to August 2021.

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Multi-Product Marketplaces

Total Funding: $3.7 billion | Rounds: 3 | Top Funding: Flipkart’s $3.6 billion round

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Online Test Preparation Courses

Total Funding: $3.1 billion | Rounds: 10 | Top Funding: Byju’s’ $1.1 billion round

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Food Delivery Platforms

Total Funding: $2.4 billion | Rounds: 5 | Top funding: Swiggy’s $800 million round

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Vernacular Content Sharing Platform

Total Funding: $1.7 billion | Rounds: 8 | Top funding: Sharechat’s $502 million round

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PoS Payment Terminals

Total Funding: $941 million | Rounds: 8 | Top Funding: Pine Labs’ $600 million round

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Fantasy Sports Platforms

Total Funding: $835 million | Rounds: 11 | Top Funding: Dream11’s $400 million round

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