Landmark research from leading startup investment bank, JPIN, emphasises the sentiment of investors within the UK, and which industry they’re most likely to finance. The research shows that in all sectors, investors prefer to invest in emerging markets rather than the UK. Green companies were the most sought-after sectors, with almost half of investors (45%) in the UK wanting to invest in sustainable businesses in emerging markets. A further two-thirds of investors want to invest in BioTech/MedTech, while 29% were keen to invest in FinTech – this number jumping to 31% for Brits aged 18-24.
- 35% (4,761,000) of investors want to invest in BioTech/MedTech in emerging markets
- 29% (4,060,000) of investors want to invest in FinTech in emerging markets
- 45% (6,152,000) of investors want to invest in green/sustainable companies in emerging markets
- 19% (2,680,000) of investors want to invest in startups in emerging markets
Finding the right investment markets and the opportunities within them has always been a challenge for investors, but new research indicates that, in the UK at least, they are now looking further afield than traditional European and US markets. Research from JPIN shows that over 13 million investors in the UK looking for fresh opportunities in emerging markets, India looks set to become the next destination for those looking to maximise their investment returns.
With four consecutive quarters of positive economic growth in 2021 and a projected growth of 8.5% in 2022 alone – according to the IMF – India is set to become one of the leading Tech sectors, after holding the highest FinTech adoption rate of 87% as of 2020. This will likely expand with the Indian Budget Announcement earlier this month highlighting its focus on maintaining and growing their digital sector through the introduction of digital currency, digital universities and a National Digital Health Ecosystem.
With this in mind, the leading investment bank between the UK and India, JPIN, have worked with various Unicorns as well as some of the major key players in the MedTech, FinTech and GreenTech arena, with a key desire to not only invest in the future of emerging markets, but to bridge the gap between investment opportunities in the UK and India, ultimately bringing two of the world’s most prominent startup ecosystems together.
Gaurav Singh, founder of JPIN, comments: “Investment opportunities in the emerging market look set to be popular in the next few years, and while India is still somewhat behind other incumbents like China in terms of value, last year’s growth in their startup ecosystem shows true promise. At JPIN we are always looking to back the next generation of startups and businesses looking to change the world: the success of Indian startups that have been noticeably prevalent in the last year especially, is something truly exciting for us, and I can’t wait to see what’s yet to come.”
Nayan Gala, founder of JPIN, comments: “India is one of the world’s largest economies and presents huge potential as a key partner for investment opportunities for the UK. India is a 21st-century powerhouse and creating a strong UK-India pathway of innovation and investment will help fuel growth and returns on investors’ capital. In the last year, we have seen the value of the UK and India’s cross-collaboration through the investment corridor, particularly through India’s legitimacy in being a key player in FinTech not just locally, but internationally. Through the continuous collaboration between the UK and India’s economy, we will likely see not only the boost of awareness of small businesses in India – but also the creation of jobs in the UK, and ultimately provide a boost to what is already one of the leading economies in the world.”