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Madeleine Desmond

Signal Hill India and iSPIRT Release Second Annual Benchmarking of India’s Technology M&A Market at StartupBridge India

Published on: 12/02/2016

BALTIMORE, MD – Signal Hill India and iSPIRT, the Indian Software Product Industry Round Table, are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 edition of the Technology Product M&A Industry Monitor at StartupBridge India. The report, Signal Hill’s second annual collaboration with iSPIRT, reveals that India is in the midst of a funding boom during 2014 & 2015 with over $10 billion invested in consumer tech and e-commerce companies.

“With an increasing number of companies that received funding during the 2014 & 2015 funding boom achieving scale during the next couple of years, we expect Product Tech M&A levels in particular across mid-size and large transactions to pick-up multi-fold from here,” stated Klaas Oskam, Managing Director of Signal Hill India.

The report is being released in conjunction with StartupBridge India, a conference bringing top business software startups from India to the U.S., which takes place today at Stanford University. The event is organized by TiE Silicon Valley, iSPIRT, and Stanford Center for International Development (SCID), and aims to foster cross-border partnership and potential strategic opportunities.

The event will feature over 30 top Indian startups providing Software as a Service (SaaS) products at a global scale. This curated selection includes a variety of organizations, including those with deep technology focus and companies that are leaders in their respective categories. Each company has received expert coaching from over 40 TiE and iSPIRT mentors on how to present to strategic partners in the U.S.

“Unlike other events, in which the intent is to expose Indian founders to U.S. culture, StartupBridge India seeks to directly foster partnerships and deeper engagement between top software product companies from India and Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.,” said Manu Rekhi, Managing Director at Inventus Capital Partners. “Our success will be measured in the number of partnerships struck in the months following the event.”

The report is hosted online on Signal Hill’s website, in a blog post by iSPIRT, and on SlideShare.

About Signal Hill India

Signal Hill Capital Advisory India Pvt. Ltd. (“Signal Hill India”) is a leading advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies in the technology sector. Signal Hill India's experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in our sectors: Internet & Digital Media, Software (Enterprise Software, SaaS/Cloud, FinTech/Payments & IT Security) and Services (IT Services, BPO, Healthcare IT, Analytics & Education), Internet Infrastructure, Services and Software. Signal Hill India has offices in Bangalore and Mumbai. For more information visit


iSPIRT is a non profit think tank that builds public goods for Indian product startups to thrive and grow. iSPIRT aims to do for Indian startups what DARPA or Stanford did in Silicon Valley. iSPIRT builds four types of public goods - technology building blocks (aka India Stack), startup friendly policies, market access programs like M&A Connect and Playbooks that codify scarce tacit knowledge for product entrepreneurs.

Signal Hill India and iSPIRT Release Second Annual Benchmarking of India’s Technology M&A Market at StartupBridge India