3-Chinese Investment in Indian Startup, Bad sign for the Indian market

Chinese Investment in India

First of all, before knowing the shareholding pattern, we know some terms related to it so that you can understand it further.

Unicorn Startups-

When the volume of a startup company exceeds one billion or more, it is called a unicorn startup.

By 2019, India has achieved its fourth position in unicorn startups across the world, with the US at number one, China at number two, and the UK at number three. If we talk about in the numbers, then 

US-194, China-99, UK-20, and India-18. India ranks higher than Germany, France, and South Korea.

Names of some of China’s biggest investment companies- (Chinese Investment ferm)

  1. Tencent Holding Ltd.
  2. Ant financial Alibaba
  3. ByteDance
  4. Fosun International

The people of India are very naive and we love our country and due to the nefarious activities of China we do not directly use their product, but China has indirectly penetrated almost all sectors of India. We give some example below

  • Toutiao is a Chinese company which is not used by Indian but they entered in India by DailyHunt.
  • In the logistics sector, China enters India by Delhivery courier service and ExpressBees.
  • Alipay is a Chinese  digital payment platform which is not used by Indian but they entered by Paytm
  • Alibaba is an E-commerce sector company which is not used by Indian but they entered by Paytm mall, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

Now the question will arise in your mind that we should or should not use Chinese products. Many countries believe that Chinese companies share people’s data with their government, so as not to use Chinese companies needed. we give some example below

  • Huawei is a telecommunication company that is banned by the US, Canada, UK but India takes no action against Huawei.
  • The Indian government is also supporting China in its investment, as NPCI is an Indian government company that is trying to promote its UPI service through WeChat and truecaller, which is in India alone.

China’s investment continues to grow in India, which is not good news f. China’s investment in India’s startups’ ecosystem rose to 3.9 billion dollars in 2019, up from $2.02 billion in 2018.

Chinese investment graph

Chinese investment
this picture is taken from ilwareed.info

Alibaba Investment (Ant Finance), Chinese investment

S.No.Unicorn startup nameBreafsStake in %
1PaytmOverall investment in Paytm 42%, if we talk about in Paytm mall, Alibaba invest 55% of its market value.
2BigBasketBigBasket is the Bengaluru based online groceries supermarket200$ million near about 1250 Cr. (not disclosed in %)
3ZomatoZomato is an Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up23%
4SnapdealSnapdeal is an Indian e-commerce company based in New Delhi2.93%
5TicketNewChennai based movie ticket company, $30 million nearly 195cr.30$ million, 195Cr.
6RapidoRapido is an Indian online bike taxi aggregator based in Bangalore, India.9.43%
7ExpressBeesXpressBees has been a key partner for PayTM Mall since inception$100 million

Tencent Holding Ltd, Chinese investment-

S.No.Unicorn Startup nameBreafsStake
1Byju’sOnline learning platform$50 Million
2Hike MessengerHike Messanger is social media messaging app$175 million
3FlipkartFlipkart is an Indian e-commerce company based in New Delhi$1.4 Billion
4Khata-bookDigital Khata for the shopkeeper$75 million
5Mx PlayerMx player is an Indian video streaming and video-on-demand platform company$110 million
6 SwiggySwiggy is India’s largest and most valuable online food ordering company$1 billion
7UdaanUdaan is B2B buying for retailers$585 million
8NiyoNiyo is a payment service company partnership with IDFC FIRST bank$35 million
9GaanaGaana is the one-stop music streaming app$115 million
10Pine labsPayment card (Debit/Credi card) swipe machine$102 million
11PractoVideo consultancy related to health$55 million

Some other Chinese investment companies that have invested in startups in India-

S.No.Chinese investment company and individualsIndian startupStake
1Zhu Pao and Peter ZouMilk basket
2XiaomiHungama$25 million
3CtripMakeMyTrip$330 million

Fosun International (Chinese investment)

Fosun International holds 74% in Gland Pharma.

Looking at all these activities, it is good news for the Indian people that the Indian government has made some changes in FDI and FPI regulations.  through which no foreign companies or foreign investors can invest a big amount in our Indian companies and want to do so, He has to take permission from the Indian government.

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