India got higher VC funding of fintech startups since China was hit by the pandemic-caused economic recession
According to GlobalData, Indian fintech startups attracted VC investments of over $330 million in Q1 2020 compared to China’s about $270 million. As to the deal volume, the number of VC investments in India stood at 37, whereas China managed to close 26 of them.
The report found that the initial funding accounted for the majority of the investment deals in India. At the same time, China has shifted its bet from seed-stage fintech startups to scaling stages.
Startups in the payments and lending sectors increased the number of investments in India, whereas China’s deals were more in cross-sector fintech startups. Meanwhile, fintech startups in the analytics tech area showed the highest number of deals both in India and China.
We’ve reported that since 2015, nearly $90 billion has been invested across over 17,800 equity deals to tech startups on the European continent.
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