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Legal Capsule by Acuity Law

Legal Uncertainty Around Startup Fundraising India over the past few years or so has been recognized globally as a center for successful start-ups. India’s success story amongst many other factors may be attributed to available opportunities to create efficiencies in (read as disrupting) existing business models; availability of talent; creating new markets using technologies; and brave innovations. In addition to these factors, founders in India were able to attract global capital at the early stage, growth stage and late stage in the form of funding through convertibles, equity, debt as well as structured products. However, getting capital from investors, whether globally or from India, takes humungous amount of time and effort. Further, it can be safely assumed that not every pitch or introduction of the start-up opportunity will result in a successful fund raise. On the contrary, investors typically refuse more than a majority of the opportunities they see. For instance, from this

PE-VC investments decline 66% to $5.6 B in Q1'23

Press Release: Private Equity - Venture Capital (PE-VC) firms invested over $5.6 Billion (across 184 deals) in Indian companies during the first three months of 2023, shows data from  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). The investment amount represents a 66% fall over the $16.4 Billion (across 422 deals) invested in the same period during 2022 and also down by 41% when compared to the immediate previous quarter (which witnessed $9.6 Billion being invested across 236 deals). Deal volumes in Q1'23 also declined 56% compared to Q1'22 and was down by 22% compared to the immediate previous quarter.  Q1’23 witnessed 16 mega deals ($100 M+ rounds) worth $3.4 Billion, c