Unicorns are supposed to be rare. Maybe non-existent. But in India's startup world, they suddenly seem to be everywhere. Last week was an unprecedented one for India's internet economy with half a dozen startups reaching unicorn status in that short period.These companies are among the 10 unicorns created within the first 100 days of this year, itself a record considering all of 2020 saw 11 startups valued at $1 billion or more. At least two or three more startups are expected to turn unicorns in the coming weeks, which will take the tally to over a dozen for the year.What has led to this funding gold rush at high valuations even as the broader economy is still limping back to normalcy, and India is in the grip of a second wave of Covid-19?Half-a-dozen industry executives including founders, investors and other stakeholders involved in the developments of the last week said India being the last remaining big global market for high-paced growth in the new economy is a big factor driving capital into new-age companies. And then there's the increased global liquidity and bullish investors like Tiger Global and Falcon Edge, who are taking aggressive bets on market leaders.“The investment surge has largely happened from large hedge funds, rather than local venture capital (VC) funds. India is one of the last markets where huge growth is possible and there is a market to be disrupted. The new unicorns are in diverse domains and are market leaders. So there is a lot of money chasing good companies and they are getting the premium (valuation),” said Souvik Sengupta, co-founder and CEO, Infra.Market. The company became a unicorn in February following a $100 million funding from Tiger Global, with a jump of four times in valuation since its previous fund-raise.