Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of investors believe that there will be a spate of initial public offerings (IPOs) by Indian startups in 2021-22 across stock exchanges, according to a survey by venture capital fund 100X.VC. The ‘India Sentiment Outlook Survey’ said 19 per cent of them also held the opposing view while 16 per cent were unsure.
The survey is based on a sample size of 275 founders from diverse sectors and 77 investors who primarily engaged in early-stage ventures.
V-shaped (44 per cent) and U-shaped (42 per cent) recovery were observed by most of the stakeholders in the venture capital industry. 11 per cent also saw a K-shaped recovery and 3 per cent had an L-shaped recovery. In terms of unicorns, 40 per cent of the investors felt that there would be 75-100 unicorns in India by 2025. 35 per cent of them believed that the figure will cross the 100-mark. 25 per cent of them were unsure.
“Over the past year, we have seen the Indian startup segment giving a strong pushback to the Covid-19-induced market landscape,” said Sanjay Mehta, founder and partner, 100X.VC. “We believe that the optimistic outlook of both startups and investors, as also seen in the survey results, is an encouraging factor. It will give rise to more innovation and creativity to help the market and our nation at large.”