Few interesting stats:
- India attracted $238 million in venture investment with 17 deals closed in the second quarter, a 120% increase over the $108 million invested in 12 deals during the same period in 2007.
- 7 second-round deals completed in the second quarter – total of $161 million.
- 10 seed and first round deals were also completed during the quarter, accounting for nearly $77 million in investment
- No later-stage deals were completed.
- Business & Financial Services industry, which includes the advertising/marketing sector, received the bulk of investment with $131 million invested in nine deals, records on both accounts.
- Second in terms of investment was India’s Information Technology (IT) industry, which recorded three deals and $33 million worth of investment during the second quarter, a 55% decline from the $73 million invested in nine deals during the same period last year.[source]
What’er goes up, must come down – I am not sounding pessimistic, but am aware of few very well known startups that are shutting shop (will share as we get a green signal from founders/investors).
Are VCs following a herd mentality? Maybe (read this comment).
Is there a bubble in making? What’s your opinion?