Data Repository for Researchers and Policy Makers

Availability of high quality and data specific to start-ups and ventures in India has been very limited. In fact, that has been the biggest stumbling block for many, resulting in limited research work. One of the objectives of CREST to make high quality data available on start-ups and venture ecosystem in India,  one of the largest start-up ecosystems in the world.

Broadly, the data repository with CREST consists of 155138+ start-ups, 7991+ angel investors, 254463+ start-up founders, ~812 incubators and accelerators, ~3509 VC funds and angel networks, 40941+ investment deals. Some of the data available for different entities are



  • Incorporation information
  • Contact details
  • Key words and description
  • Logo details
  • Founder information
  • Incubator and accelerator details
  • Investment by angels and VCs
  • Comparable and similar start-ups
  • Description
  • Contact details
  • Start-ups supported
  • Investors in the incubatee start-ups

Angel investors

VCs and Angel Networks

  • Description and background
  • Contact details
  • Start-ups invested
  • Co-investors
  • Investment trends
  • Description
  • Contact details
  • Start-ups invested and the investment details
  • Co-Investors in the start-ups invested

Data from CREST has been used in top tier journal publications as well as policy influencing OP-Eds in leading business dailies. Shifting Orbits, a comprehensive narrative on the Indian Venture Capital industry extensively leverages the data from CREST. If you would like to discuss your data requirements, do reach out to us at We would be happy to schedule a discussion to see how we could help you.

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