Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet covers startups, tech policy-related updates, and all other major tech-centric developments from India for TechCrunch. He previously worked as a principal correspondent at NDTV. You can reach out to him at mail[at]journalistjagmeet[dot]com.

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Apple captures nearly half of global refurbished smartphone market

About half of refurbished smartphones sold globally were iPhones, as Apple’s sales in the category grew 16% year-on-year in 2022. The new figures arrives by way of Counterpoint Research, marking

India releases space policy detailing public and private cooperation guidelines

After much anticipation and a series of consultations and feedback from various stakeholders, India has finally released its much-awaited policy establishing guidelines and rules for the country&#8217

Truecaller brings live caller ID to iPhone… but with a catch

Truecaller has been a known name in the app market globally — thanks to its eponymous caller-identification service. Its active user base these days numbers 338 million, but it could be bigger: A la

Lightspeed fuels Indian workspace interiors platform Officebanao with $6M funding

Officebanao, an Indian startup offering a workspace interiors platform to businesses in the country, has raised $6 million in seed funding led by Lightspeed. In India’s competitive workspace int

Google to prohibit personal loan apps from accessing user photos, contacts

Google plans to restrict apps that offer loans to individuals from accessing sensitive user data such as photos, videos and contacts, as the Android maker steps up its response to the rise of predator

Morgan Stanley, BP Ventures back Indian e-mobility startup Magenta

Indian electric vehicle startup Magenta Mobility has raised from Morgan Stanley India Infrastructure and BP Ventures to expand its last-mile delivery ops.

Lightspeed backs Indian startup Zyod aiming to make apparel manufacturing more efficient

Zyod, an Indian startup offering apparel sourcing and manufacturing, has raised $3.5 million in a seed funding led by Lightspeed.

Indian edtech Unacademy slashes another 12% of jobs

Unacademy has laid off 12% of its workforce, or more than 350 roles, in its latest round of layoffs — just over four months after cutting about 350 roles in November. Unacademy co-founder and CEO G

Shipments of iPhones made in India surged 162% in value terms

India’s ongoing efforts to boost local manufacturing of iPhone devices seem to have paid off to some extent, as the locally manufactured iPhone shipments grew 162% year-on-year by value in 2022,

Sequoia Capital India, GFC back 1-click payment checkout startup Nimbbl in $3.5m funding

Nimbbl, which aims to improve conversions for merchants with its 1-click payment checkout solution, has raised $3.5M from Sequoia Capital India and others.

Twitter Blue relaunched has made just $11M on mobile in its first 3 months

Legacy Twitter checkmarks are disappearing on April 1st, Twitter says, and in the future, the only way users will be able to get the coveted blue badge is by paying for a Twitter Blue subscription. Th

4 Indian investors explain how their investment strategy has changed since 2021

We surveyed a few Indian investors to better understand how they're approaching investments, which sectors have their attention and how they prefer to be approached.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus subscription launches in India

ChatGPT Plus, the subscription service for accessing OpenAI’s language AI model, is now available in India. The service features GPT-4, the latest version of the AI model that OpenAI launched ea

Krafton backs Indian influencer marketing platform One Impression in $10M funding

One Impression, an Indian influencer marketing platform that does business in markets including Indonesia, Dubai, Europe and the U.S., has raised $10 million in a funding round led by the South Korean

India’s HealthPlix raises $22M to accelerate growth and enhance healthcare delivery

HealthPlix, an Indian startup offering its in-house platform for doctors to help record patient data digitally, has raised $22 million in fresh investment to broaden its reach in the country and allow

Europe’s Bolt expands to Nepal with ride-hailing service

European startup Bolt is expanding to Nepal and launching its ride-hailing service in the country. The company’s previous market expansion was its launch in Thailand in 2020. On Wednesday, Bolt

India proposes to replace its two-decades-old IT law

India is proposing to replace its over two-decades-old IT law as the world’s second-largest internet market pushes for new guidelines to seek broader accountability from tech firms, revaluate who al

Indian startup Yes Madam exposed sensitive data of customers and gig workers

Indian at-home salon platform Yes Madam exposed the sensitive data of its customers and gig workers due to a server-side misconfiguration. Noida-based Yes Madam operates in more than 30 cities in the

SpotDraft shows that contract lifecycle management remains profitable, raises $26M

VCs see a rich opportunity in tools to manage the contract lifecycle. Two years ago, startups developing software that helps draft, manage and review contracts raised over $70 million in venture equit

Thoughtworks lays off around 500 employees amid ongoing slowdown

Thoughtworks has emerged as the latest tech company to join the ongoing trend of laying off employees amid the global economic slowdown. The software consultancy firm laid off about 4% of its global w
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