2021 will be remembered for many ' new ' things, ' mixed ' emotions, happenings, opportunities...
Despite the ups and downs, we hope that 2021 has been a successful year for you and your organization.
In 2021, vaccination started in India and more than 50 % of the population is vaccinated, to date.
This was undoubtedly the year of the unicorn for India’s startup ecosystem. What was for the better part of a decade a trickle developed into a stampede as 39 startups achieved billion-dollar valuations this year.
Many freshly minted unicorns went on to raise even more rounds and some are already drawing up plans for a public listing. The year also saw the creation of India's youngest startup unicorn, Mensa Brands, which achieved the feat in just six months. It also saw Gupshup raise funds for the first time in nearly a decade.
India is now home to the third-highest number of unicorns of any country after the United States and China, having overtaken the UK.