Data | What is the state of start-ups in India

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The startup ecosystem is only concentrated in a few States as of 2019. Start-ups are involved in diverse sectors ranging from agriculture to health. A significant share of the start-ups still rely on friends and family for funds. These conclusions are based on a pilot survey on the Indian startup sector conducted between November 2018 and April 2019 by the Reserve Bank of India.

Preferred locations

The startup sector is concentrated in a few States. The graph shows the % of start-ups which participated in the survey. It indicates that Karnataka has the highest number of start-ups.

States with the highest start-ups


Preferred sectors

The data and analytics sector was the most preferred choice for start-ups by a wide margin, followed by health, education and agriculture. The graph shows the % share of sectors among the surveyed start-ups.

Which sectors had the most start-ups


Funding sources

Friends and families remain the biggest source of funding for start-ups. The graph shows the % share of funding source among the surveyed start-ups.

What were the sources which funded start-ups


Income split

While one-fourth of respondents reported annual turnover up to Rs 10 lakh, nearly one-fifth reported above Rs 1 crore.

How much did start-ups make


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