A snapshot of venture capital investments in India in the past year
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Mumbai: The year gone by continued to be a record-breaking one for Indian startups, even as it became a story of two parts. In the first half of the year, startups raised nearly $4 billion in venture capital, across sectors and from a relatively diverse set of investors. Post-September, however, the narrative shifted almost overnight, with the meltdown in WeWork’s proposed initial public offering (IPO) and other tech listings, such as Uber and Lyft, performing poorly. Mint takes a look at the defining venture capital trends through the year.