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44 Biggest Startup Acquisitions of 2017 in India


Indian Startup Ecosystem in 2017 has seen a large number of acquisitions. Companies in a bid to grow their presence/seize a larger market share/withstand increasing competition from rivals went ahead to acquire other firms.

As per a report by Inc42 Data Labs, this year, the Indian Startup Ecosystem saw around 123 startup acquisitions.

Here, we have brought some BIGGEST AMONGST THEM; however some unexpected; some already on the radar.

Flipkart’s acquisition of eBay India in April 2017, Google acquiring 4 months old Indian Startup Halli Labs, ItzCash acquired by US-headquartered Ebix Inc, the digital media startup; Sokrati acquired by Dentsu in July 2017; Ola acquiring Foodpanda are few of the deals making the maximum noise. Let’s see what we have in this particular list of biggest ever acquisitions in Indian startup ecosystem in the year 2017:


Indian Startup Acquisitions 2017

Acquired By Company Acquired Amount Date
Ebix Inc. Via.com $75M Nov-17
Bharti Airtel Ltd Seynse Technologies Pvt Ltd $15M Feb-17
Ebix Inc. ItzCash $123M  Jul-17
Dentsu Sokrati $108M-$124.4M  Jul-17
FreshWorks Zarget $15-$18M
HomeLane CapriCoast $13.9M Nov-17
Coutloot Once Again Undisclosed Jan-17
OneLoyalCard Pocketin Undisclosed Feb-17
Flipkart eBay India Undisclosed Apr-17
Byju’s Edurite Undisclosed Jul-17
Avendus Zodius Advisors Undisclosed Nov-17
Paytm Nearbuy India Undisclosed Dec-17
MonkeyBox 75 In A Box Undisclosed Dec-17
Freshdesk Pipemonk Undisclosed Jan-17
OMA Emirates MobiSwipe Undisclosed  Feb-17
APUS Siftr Undisclosed Mar-17
Google Halli Labs Undisclosed Jul-17
Espacio The Tech Panda Undisclosed Oct-17
Golflan GolfGreedy Undisclosed Jan-17
Byju’s Vidyartha Undisclosed Jan-17
Jayaram Banan India Equity Partners Undisclosed May-17
Zomato Runnr Undisclosed Sep-17
Everstone Group Kenstar India Undisclosed Nov-17
Swiggy 48East Undisclosed Dec-17
Bharti Airtel Ltd Tigo Rwanda Undisclosed Dec-17
Mara Group Nimbuzz Undisclosed Mar-17
Freshdesk JoeHukum Undisclosed Jul-17
PropTiger Housing Undisclosed Jan-17
iTransparity ReachAll Undisclosed Jan-17
PickMyLaundry Oneclickwash Undisclosed Mar-17
BookMyShow Burrp! Undisclosed Jul-17
Flipkart F1 Info Solutions & Services Undisclosed Sep-17
SHEROES Babygogo Undisclosed Dec-17
Ola Foodpanda $40M Dec-17
Dentsu Aegis Network SVG Media Pvt Ltd Undisclosed Apr-17
APUS Siftr Undisclosed Mar-17
ixigo.com Reach App Undisclosed Jan-17
DIDI Timemytask Undisclosed Jan-17
Marico Limited BEARDO Undisclosed Mar-17
Byju’s TutorVista Undisclosed Jul-17
HalfBrain Towny Undisclosed Jun-17
Paytm Little Undisclosed Dec-17
Smartron MiQasa Undisclosed Dec-17
Times Internet House of God Undisclosed Dec-17
Alibaba Pictures Group Limited TicketNew Undisclosed Jun-17
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