August 2023

China was the only silver lining as startup fundraising plunged in India and SE Asia in August. Indian startups raked in $473m, down 16% from July. Zepto’s $200m fundraising, which made it India’s first unicorn of 2023, was the sole megadeal. Scarcity of big-ticket deals also caused a 72% month-on-month fall in deal value in SE Asia to $486m. In China, big cheques garnered by EV firms drove fundraising to a six-month high of $5.1b, up 20.9% from July.

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At $473m, startup fundraising fell to the lowest since June 2020

Chinese startups mopped up $5.1b, the highest since Feb 2023

Investments fell 72% from the previous month to $486m

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