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By Aastha Singal

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2018 was indeed a year like never before. The year witnessed many unexpected investments, taking India's Entrepreneurial ecosystem to an all-time high. Here are top 4 mega fundings of 2018:

  1. Swiggy emerged as the winner of funding game 2018. The foodtech platform, which joined the unicorn club earlier this year, recently raised $1 billion in series H round of funding led by existing investor Naspers.
  2. Closely following behind is the world's most valuable edtech platform, Byju's. The Indian startup, another one to join the billion-dollar companies in 2018, recently raised $400 million in a new round of funding.
  3. Ritesh Agarwal's Oyo Rooms have been on an expansion spree since September this year, when the startup-turned-unicorn raised staggering $1 billion from Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund and others.
  4. While Oyo is digging its heels in foreign countries, Indian start-up Paytm brought US-based Berkshire Hathaway on board to invest $300 million at 3-4 per cent stake in the company.
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Aastha Singal

Entrepreneur Staff

Former Features Writer

A business journalist looking to find happiness in the world of startups, investments, MSMEs and more. Officially started her career as a news reporter for News World India, Aastha had short stints with NDTV and NewsX. A true optimist seeking to make a difference, she is a comic junkie who'd rather watch a typical Bollywood masala than a Hollywood blockbuster. 

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