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Start-up India
Start-up India
Top 5 Start-Ups That Raised Most Funding in 2021
Since the beginning of the last year, money entered into the Indian startup sector in record amounts. Following China's app prohibition in 2020, international investors have turned their attention to Indian digital companies to fill the gaps. This is bolstered by India's growing internet use over the last two years. The total amount of money invested in Indian startups was estimated to be over $38 billion, in 2021. This is more than three times the $11.1 billion in total capital garnered by startups in 2020.
Dream Sports, the parent organisation of the online fantasy game site Dream11, revealed that it had raised $840 million at an $8 billion valuation in 2021. DST Global, Falcon Edge, Tiger Global, D1 Capital, and RedBird Capital were among the investors who led the investment round. TPG and Footpath Ventures also invested, making it one of the biggest investments in the sports tech sector internationally, according to the organisation.

The fresh fundraising follows a $400 million secondary funding phase in March 2021 that valued the company at $5 billion. Earlier the Mumbai-based corporation announced a $250 million investment in sports, gaming, and fitness-tech startups through its corporate venture capital, Dream Capital. This startup company generated a profit of Rs 181 crore in FY2020, compared to a loss of Rs 87.8 crore the year before.
Dream Sports, the parent organisation of the online fantasy game site Dream11, revealed that it had raised $840 million at an $8 billion valuation in 2021. DST Global, Falcon Edge, Tiger Global, D1 Capital, and RedBird Capital were among the investors who led the investment round. TPG and Footpath Ventures also invested, making it one of the biggest investments in the sports tech sector internationally, according to the organisation. The fresh fundraising follows a $400 million secondary funding phase in March 2021 that valued the company at $5 billion. Earlier the Mumbai-based corporation announced a $250 million investment in sports, gaming, and fitness-tech startups through its corporate venture capital, Dream Capital. This startup company generated a profit of Rs 181 crore in FY2020, compared to a loss of Rs 87.8 crore the year before.
Meesho claims that their platform has supported 13 million entrepreneurs, most of whom are women, in selling their goods such as clothes, electronics, and home appliances online. Meesho's market capitalization has more than doubled in less than six months, to $5 billion, as an increasing list of high investors embraces the Indian social commerce business, which is growing rapidly despite the pandemic. 

Meesho, a social commerce startup, has raised $570 million in new funding for India’s startup ecosystem by Fidelity Investments and B Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
Meesho claims that their platform has supported 13 million entrepreneurs, most of whom are women, in selling their goods such as clothes, electronics, and home appliances online. Meesho's market capitalization has more than doubled in less than six months, to $5 billion, as an increasing list of high investors embraces the Indian social commerce business, which is growing rapidly despite the pandemic. Meesho, a social commerce startup, has raised $570 million in new funding for India’s startup ecosystem by Fidelity Investments and B Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
Ankush Sachdeva, CEO and Co-founder of ShareChat and Moj says the startup has had a fantastic year in terms of economic growth and capital in light of the recent fundraising. It's a big, capital-intensive market, and a lot of money will go into acquiring users, supporting innovators with monetization, and constructing the AI infrastructure.

Mohalla Tech, the parent organisation of regional social media applications ShareChat & Moj, raised $266 million in a Series G round, valuing the company at $3.7 billion. This is Mohalla Tech's third investment round in 2021, with a total of $913 million raised that year. By the end of 2023, the company intends to have reached a target of $100 million in annualised creative earnings with the help of social and live commerce activities.
Ankush Sachdeva, CEO and Co-founder of ShareChat and Moj says the startup has had a fantastic year in terms of economic growth and capital in light of the recent fundraising. It's a big, capital-intensive market, and a lot of money will go into acquiring users, supporting innovators with monetization, and constructing the AI infrastructure. Mohalla Tech, the parent organisation of regional social media applications ShareChat & Moj, raised $266 million in a Series G round, valuing the company at $3.7 billion. This is Mohalla Tech's third investment round in 2021, with a total of $913 million raised that year. By the end of 2023, the company intends to have reached a target of $100 million in annualised creative earnings with the help of social and live commerce activities.
Swiggy, a food delivery service, raised $1.2 billion in the capital in July 2021, just days after Zomato completed its $1.3 billion IPO. Following the IPO, the company was estimated to be worth $5 billion. The Bengaluru-based firm plans to utilise the funds to expand its core business, make acquisitions, and engage in Instamart, its grocery delivery service.

At the beginning of 2021, the fund was split into two tranches, with the first $800 million coming from new investors such as Falcon Edge Capital, Amansa Capital, Qatar Investment Authority, and Goldman Sachs. SoftBank Vision Fund invested $450 million in the second tranche. SoftBank's investment in Swiggy was recently recognized by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Swiggy, a food delivery service, raised $1.2 billion in the capital in July 2021, just days after Zomato completed its $1.3 billion IPO. Following the IPO, the company was estimated to be worth $5 billion. The Bengaluru-based firm plans to utilise the funds to expand its core business, make acquisitions, and engage in Instamart, its grocery delivery service. At the beginning of 2021, the fund was split into two tranches, with the first $800 million coming from new investors such as Falcon Edge Capital, Amansa Capital, Qatar Investment Authority, and Goldman Sachs. SoftBank Vision Fund invested $450 million in the second tranche. SoftBank's investment in Swiggy was recently recognized by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Byju's has engaged over $2.6 billion on acquisitions since its establishment in 2011. The majority of these partnerships — particularly the big-ticket ones – occurred after the Covid-19 pandemic, which provided online schooling a huge boost.

Byju's raised more than $1.3 billion in numerous tranches in 2021. It also eclipsed Paytm as India's most valuable startup and maintained its position as the world's most valuable edtech startup. At a valuation of $18 billion, the company received funding from Zoom founder Eric Yuan, MC Global Edtech, Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund ADQ, and others. Byju's purchased nine companies, such as Epic- a learning platform based in the United States, Aakash Institute- a chain of coaching centres, rival Toppr, and Great Learning.
Byju's has engaged over $2.6 billion on acquisitions since its establishment in 2011. The majority of these partnerships — particularly the big-ticket ones – occurred after the Covid-19 pandemic, which provided online schooling a huge boost. Byju's raised more than $1.3 billion in numerous tranches in 2021. It also eclipsed Paytm as India's most valuable startup and maintained its position as the world's most valuable edtech startup. At a valuation of $18 billion, the company received funding from Zoom founder Eric Yuan, MC Global Edtech, Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund ADQ, and others. Byju's purchased nine companies, such as Epic- a learning platform based in the United States, Aakash Institute- a chain of coaching centres, rival Toppr, and Great Learning.
As social media becomes more and more ingrained in our daily lives, different social platforms have evolved based on different use cases for the brands, influencers and the millions of end users. Twitter one-liners engage with personalities from all walks of life that makes it ultimate platform for customer engagement, and ideal social network for marketers. Twitter is the only social network where brands and consumers have an even playing field and unrestricted lines of clear, concise communication. Since its launch, this microblogging site has offered online marketing and social networking in a new direction. Twitter is considered the most influential social media platform for raising a powerful voice that others can back up afterward. Here are some interesting facts about Twitter that you will enjoy reading it;
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