Press Release: Private Equity - Venture Capital (PE-VC) firms invested a record $63 Billion (across 1,202 deals) in Indian companies during 2021, registering a 57% rise over the $39.9 Billion (across 913 deals) invested in the previous year , reports Venture Intelligence , a research service focused on private company financials, transactions, and their valuations. (Note: These figures include Venture Capital type investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate). India minted a total of 44 " Unicorn" companies (VC-funded startups valued at $1 Billion or more) in 2021, 15 of them during Q4'21. The $23.4 Billion invested into the Information Technology sector dominated list of Unicorns accounted for more than 37% of the overall value of PE-VC investments in 2021. The October-December 2021 quarter (Q4'21) saw over $5 Billion (across 25 deals) being invested in such companies. 2021 witnessed eight investments worth $1 Billion or more, led by Flipkart'