Angel Investing in India in the Past Two Decades
Sidharth Ananthanarayan
Sidharth Ananthanarayan, Department of Business, University of the Cumberlands, Kentucky, US.

Manuscript received on 13 March 2023 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 March 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 April 2023 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2023 | PP: 1-6 | Volume-9 Issue-8, April 2023 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.H1592049823 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.H1592.049823

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Abstract: In the past two decades, there has been a drastic shift in the mindset of Indian youth, which has led to strong Economic growth in India. The news startups are focusing on significant issues faced by the people in the country and trying to develop solutions with the help of technology or service. The increase in startups has also created several job opportunities for the youth. The latest reports indicate that there are around 55,00 startups registered in India, which is 100% more than the number of startups in 2015. Along with the increase in the number of startups, there has been a significant increase in investors and investments. The key investors are Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity Firms. Since Venture Capitalists are shifting their focus to larger deals and mature startups, a significant gap is being created for early-stage startups. Angel investors are contributing significantly to the void left by Venture capitalists for early startups. The Angel investors have closed over 1600 deals and invested around 1.2 billion dollars from 2010 to 2019. 
Keywords: Angle Investors, Venture Capitalists, Economic Growth, India, Angel Network. 
Scope of the Article: Intra/Entrepreneurship