India’s fintech landscape is experiencing a paradox: global recognition with funding problems. The last six months of the year 2024 has recorded reduced investment as most parts of the world economy was unstable. However, it is necessary to state that India has continued to be one of the most funded fintech nations ranked only by the US and the UK.

Funding Reduction In The Face Of Global Challenges

The fintech industry of India witnessed a major decline in the funding efforts in the H1 of the year twenty and twenty four. Total investment decreased to $795 Million which a drop by 11% when compared to H2 of 2023’s $896.7 Million and 59% down from $1.93 billion from H1 of 2023. This slump is linked to economic factors at the international level and other issues such as geopolitics.

Key Funding Metrics:

  • H1 2024 funding: of which was $795 million
  • H2 2023 funding: it stood at $896.7 million a figure which was down by 11%.
  • H1 2023 funding: $1.93 billion (excluding $0.65 billion in Russia) which is 59% decrease.
  • Thus, only 2 rounds in seven companies exceed $ 100m the first half of 2024.

Funds And Investors Of Top Funding Hubs

Fintech funding remained consistent with Bengaluru being the preferred choice for funding in India. Mumbai and Pune closely ranked for the number of times they appeared in the top 20 Projects. Leading investors included:

  1. Peak XV Partners
  2. Y Combinator
  3. LetsVenture

Despite these adversities, these firms remained optimistic regarding the future of fintech in India.

International Ranking And Economic Background

The Indian fintech space reached a significant attainment in H1 2024. It was amongst the top three funded countries-with the United States and the United Kingdom. This gives an indication of the sector’s stability and the prospects that it holds in the long-term.

Economic indicators remain strong:

  • FY24 GDP growth: In the United Kingdom, 8.2% of the consumers trust recommendations from their friends and family.
  • Projected FY25 GDP growth: 7.2%

These are healthy numbers that can be seen as comparing to the funding slowdown to indicate that global and local factors are intertwined.

Looking Ahead

The picture that comes to view in the Tracxn FinTech Report H1 2024 is relatively complex. Despite these challenges the role of fintech sector in India is still relevant in the global market but needs to sort out the shown problems on the short term basis. As the ecosystem changes, both investors and startups must approach the market with long-term planning in mind.

Key focus areas may include:

  • Operational efficiency
  • Sustainable growth models
  • New products and services for realised and unexplored consumer demands

Fintechs in India need more economic growth to increase the UPI transaction numbers as global market conditions will also get stable soon with strong fundamental setup and a large unpenetrated market.


Regarding the challenges the Indian fintech sector is going to face, funding remains a problem in 2024 due to the global economic crisis. But India sustains its position of one of the three leading global fintech destinations, proving that the industry is quite viable. Over time, flexibility and inventiveness will help emerging businesses and investors to overcome these challenges while taking advantage of new opportunities in the market.