An ET article quotes Venture Intelligence data on Early stage funding:
Early-stage funding by venture capital investors in startups hit a two-year low in the July-September quarter. The previous low was in the April-June quarter in 2014 when only 63 venture capital investments were closed. In the first nine months of 2016, the number of early-stage VC investments fell by 24% to 290 deals against 381 in the same period in 2015. Total capital invested fell by a third to $1 billion from $1.5 billion, according to data from Venture Intelligence.