From Startpreneurs Your Story – Fav newsletter

As the year winds to a close, we decided to look back at some of the interesting trends that emerged and here’s what we found:

1. The Japanese may be cautious, but they’re betting big on India

2. The Chinese won’t tighten their purse strings anytime soon

We mentioned in our 2018 analysis that Fintech had emerged as the top sector this year. Lending surged and Payments held its own

And here’s a look at the most active investors in Fintech in 2018

Incidentally, funding raised in the first full week of December was more than what was announced in the entire month of November. VCs seemed to have taken an extended Diwali break but seem to be making up for that in the last month of the year.

This week, OYO mopped up another tranche of its $1 billion round, while Fusion Microfinance closed a $73 million Series E round. It was also a good week for M&A. Our weekly funding round up has all the details.

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