Female Founders in India 2023

08 March, 2024

Startups founded or co-founded by women in India bagged $1.08 billion in funding in 2023, accounting for a 9.25% share of all private capital raised by startups in the country last year against 13% in 2022.

Startups founded solely by women raised $50.1 million, or a mere 0.4% of total funding bagged by private companies in 2023. In comparison, companies founded solely by women raised $154.8 million in 2022, accounting for a 0.6% share in the total funding raised by startups in the year. The share was lower at 0.25% in 2021.

Download the report for:

  • Data on fundraising by female-founded startups in 2022 and comparison with 2023
  • Fundraising share of cities, verticals and funding stages
  • Deal volume by cities, verticals and funding stages
  • Data on fundraising by startups with only female founder(s)
  • Data on fundraising by female-founded startups with a female CEO
  • A list of top dealmakers among female-founded startups
  • Interviews with female founders on their entrepreneurship journey and challenges

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