Numbers show the funding winter is truly upon SE Asia and India; China bucks the trend

We’ve known for a while that the startup funding winter is upon us. However, that’s not the full picture.

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In June, dealmaking in both India and Southeast Asia fell to their lowest so far this year.

In Southeast Asia, startups raised $1.4 billion as megadeals were scarce and deal volume remained muted. The total startup funding in Southeast Asia in the first six months of 2022 now stands at $9.93 billion across 614 transactions.

Indian startups, meanwhile, amassed a mere $2 billion in June. Besides being a 13-month low, that figure is roughly half the amount raised in June 2021 ($3.83 billion) — at the peak of the second wave of COVID-19.

China alone bucked the trend. Startups here raised $4.8 billion in June — the highest so far in 2022, and up 25.7% from May.

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