What 2017 looks like for start-up valuations

Published on 23 Jan, 2017

Several dominant consumer driven tech-startups (such as e-commerce portals, food-tech sites, online marketplaces, and aggregators) enjoyed soaring valuations.

2016 was another story however.

Although plenty of bright ideas and big dreams were founded and funded between 2012 and 2015, just a handful of those sparks really caught flame, and fewer still survived beyond a few flickers.

As caution (and common sense) began to question the business and revenue models that India’s biggest tech-startups were banking on, investors shifted focus from scalability to profitability.

Size didn’t matter anymore, stamina did.

2017 looks like a year of reckoning for India’s tech-startups.

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