Investors from China, Japan step up focus on Indian startups

The interest of Chinese and Japanese investors in Indian start-ups continues. While established investors such as Alibaba and Softbank have been rather lukewarm this year, other investors from the two countries such as Beenos Partners, Rebright VC, Digital Garage, GMO, Tencent, Ctrip, Hillhouse Capital and Xiaomi have become active.

According to data collated by researcher Venture Intelligence, till 5 September 2016, there were seven investments made by Chinese investors as against six in all of 2015 and 18 deals closed by Japanese investors against 21 in 2015.

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