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No new unicorn in edtech space this yr

India witnessed 2 unicorns in 2022 in edtech sector, which also suffers 48% drop in funding to date

No new unicorn in edtech space this yr

No new unicorn in edtech space this yr

New Delhi: Total funding in the Indian edtech sector plunged 48 per cent this year, compared with the same period in 2022, and declined by 50 per cent against the same period in 2021, a report showed on Monday. Only one over $100 million funding round took place this year (till August 7). No new unicorns emerged in this sector this year, as against two new unicorns in the same period last year.

Most of the funding into the domestic edtech startups so far was secured in the second quarter, at $713 million, accounting for 73.4 per cent of the total funding raised this year, according to the data provided by Tracxn, a leading SaaS-based market intelligence platform.

The edtech market has been facing challenges attributed to decreasing demand for online education, ongoing funding constraints, rising interest rates aimed at controlling inflation, and economic uncertainties.

The number of funding rounds in 2023 experienced a drop of 77 per cent and 82 per cent, respectively, with the same period in 2022 and 2021.

Late-stage investments worth $879 million were recorded in 2023 so far, contributing to more than 90 per cent of the total funding, which is also a drop of 23 per cent compared with $1.14 billion raised in the same period in 2022.

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