That is the best-case state of affairs for India’s fast-growing SaaS business, which has grown its revenues by 5 instances—from $1 billion in 2015 to $5.3 billion in 2020—and has seen a 2X progress within the variety of firms, the report by Chiratae Ventures and consulting agency Zinnov says.
Even when the business’s present compounded annual progress charge (CAGR) of round 51% is maintained for the following 5 years, the nation’s SaaS revenues may develop to as a lot as $42 billion by 2025, and the business will cross the $1 trillion valuation mark someday this decade, it stated.
“Within the final decade or so, the SaaS market from India has gone by a transformational change, whether or not it’s by way of the merchandise, use instances, or the entrepreneurial surge that’s coming in. We really feel that this can be a rising trillion-dollar alternative,” stated Praveen Bhadada, managing accomplice at Zinnov.
The report additionally initiatives that India’s SaaS sector may make use of greater than 260,000 individuals by 2025, up from round 50,000 right this moment, as world funding and fast-paced progress, a few of which has been accelerated because of the Covid-19 pandemic, drives the sector ahead.
Whereas income per worker for IT providers firms in 2020 was round $47,000, the income per worker for SaaS companies had already topped $100,000 per worker final 12 months, rising nearly 30% over the earlier 12 months, it stated.
“It’s no secret that the way forward for enterprise and scale is SaaS-driven, extra so within the post-pandemic panorama. What’s fascinating, nonetheless, is how shortly Indian firms have set a worldwide benchmark for the business,” stated Venkatesh Peddi, government director and head of SaaS at Chiratae Ventures. “The exponential progress unlocked within the final 5 years is a testomony to how capital environment friendly the Indian SaaS business is.”
SaaS unicorns are greater than twice as capital environment friendly as their consumer-facing friends, on common elevating simply $92 million earlier than reaching a valuation of $1 billion, in comparison with $204 million raised by shopper startups, it stated. That is driving an enormous inflow of capital into Indian SaaS, and has additionally drawn in main traders equivalent to SoftBank, Tiger International and others.
India’s SaaS sector has drawn in $6 billion in investments to date, of which $4 billion has come within the final three years alone, with over 600 world enterprise capitalists investing within the sector, in line with the report.
The nation’s software program merchandise sector has additionally developed a wholesome pipeline of fast-growing companies over the past 5 years, with 5-8 firms having crossed the $100 million annual recurring income mark, 7-12 of them crossing the $50 million ARR mark, and 40-50 companies having an ARR of $10-$50 million.