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Swiggy laid off 1,100 employees in May 2020, and fired another 350 July last year

While continual talks of layoffs won’t fit well for the narrative of India’s thriving start-hub ecosystem, increasing fundraising news will suggest that investors are confident about the sector’s potential

The development came at a time when upGrad is trying to take cost-cutting measures to keep its business on a profitability track

The edtech is shutting down its core education business and moving to a test product business with a newly launched application called NextLevel

Vedantu took the harsh measure to keep its business on the profitability track amid a global economic downturn

In July 2021, the company raised $75 million in a Series C funding round led by LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures

India is currently the home of the third largest ecosystem of start-ups after the US and China

The global fintech player has witnessed a 44 per cent drop in its share prices

The Unacademy founder's tweet comes at a time when Indian start-ups are struggling to raise capital at a proper valuation and laying off their employees to stay profitable

GSV Ventures led the funding round, which saw the participation of Clal Insurance and ADQ’s venture platform DisruptAD