What do investors bet on during early stage funding?

NEW DELHI: What do investors bet on during early stage funding? Survey reveals quality of founding team matters most With 316 deals, total early stage (Seed/Pre-series A) funding was 63% higher than 2020. Total number of deals went up by 30% while average deal size went up 20%.

Early-stage funding in India surged 63% in calendar year 2021, with investors pouring as much as $594 million into startups at seed and pre-Series A rounds across 316 deals, said a report by InnoVen Capital, one of Asia’s leading venture debt firm.

The ‘Early-Stage Investment Insights Report 2022’, outlined current trends in the early-stage (Seed/Pre-A) Indian start-up ecosystem and noted that the total number of deals in 2021 went up by 30%, while average deal size went up 20% to $1.8 million in 2021 from $1.5 million in 2020.