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March 12, 2017

Media Mentions: VC and angel investment on slow track in February - Times of India & Business Standard


From the Times of India report:
Indian startups may need to brace up for a fund squeeze with VC and angel investments touching new lows in February. According to data from Venture Intelligence, VC investments touched a 5 month low while angel investments hit a 14 month low in February.
With 32 VC investments worth $241 million, activity levels in February 2016 were 20% lower than February 2015 and 36% lower than the average activity witnessed in the Oct-Dec quarter. Data from the research firm shows that except for a slight uptick in series B funding, all other categories saw a dip or remained flat.
From the Business Standard report:
The angel, seed, Series A, Series C and Series D investments were down compared to the previous months, while there was a minor increase in terms of number of investments into Series B. Angel investment has seen a 14-month low and declined to 21 deals during February 2017, compared to 49 deals during the same month of last year. 
Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.