Manish Singh

Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. He previously wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, Mashable and NDTV. You can reach out to him at m(@)manish.one

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Sequoia, Binance and a16z back Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter bid

A group of nearly two dozen investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, crypto exchange Binance and asset management firm Fidelity has invested over $7.1 billion to back the Tesla and Sp

Amazon pledges $20 billion in exports from India by 2025

Amazon said on Wednesday that it aims to export locally produced Indian goods worth $20 billion by 2025, doubling its initial goal of $10 billion set for the same time frame as the e-commerce group at

Andreessen Horowitz plans $500 million investment in Indian startups

Andreessen Horowitz, which made its maiden India investment last year, is looking to get aggressive in the world’s second largest internet market. The Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm has e

Zepto, a 10-minute grocery delivery app, raises $200 million at $900 million valuation

Instant grocery startup Zepto has raised $200 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its 10-minute delivery service to more cities in India and grow its network of dark stores. Existin

Google-backed neobank Open becomes unicorn with new funding

India has 100 unicorns now. The Bengaluru-headquartered neobank Open entered the coveted club on Monday with a new funding round, it said. The five-year-old startup did not disclose the size of its Se

Coinbase taps former Snap India head in emerging markets push

Coinbase has hired Durgesh Kaushik, the former head of Snap India, as the global cryptocurrency exchange looks to expand its reach in emerging markets including India, TechCrunch has learned and confi

James Murdoch firm invests $600 million in India’s Allen Career Institute

Bodhi Tree is taking a $600 million stake in Allen Career Institute as James Murdoch and former Disney executive Uday Shankar’s investment platform expands its bet on India’s growing edtec

India seizes $725 million assets from Xiaomi unit over illegal remittances

India’s anti-money laundering agency said on Saturday it has seized assets worth about $725 million from Xiaomi India for breaching the country’s foreign exchange laws in a major blow to t

Revise raises $3.5 million to build rails for programming NFTs

A popular criticism of NFTs is that they are just static JPEG files. Technically, they are not, of course. They are pieces of code on a blockchain, which means they can be programmed to have various q

Amazon unveils over 40 new titles, movie rental service in India

Amazon on Thursday unveiled a slate of 41 original and co-produced shows and movies in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages and launched its movie rental service in India as it looks to win and retain mo

WhatsApp follows Google in giving cash-back rewards to win payments users in India

WhatsApp, the most popular smartphone app in India, is employing one of the most popular strategies that has proven to drive users in the world’s second largest market to a service: cash-back. T

James Murdoch’s Bodhi Tree invests $1.78 billion in Ambani-backed Viacom18

The Indian conglomerate Reliance and Viacom18 have inked a strategic partnership with Bodhi Tree, an “investment platform” run by James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems and former Disney executive

Lightspeed India Partners, investor in Byju’s, Udaan and Ula, eyes over $500 million for new fund

Lightspeed India Partners is looking to raise over $500 million for its fourth fund as one of the most successful venture funds in the world’s second largest internet market looks to double down

Reliance calls off $3.4 billion deal with Future Group

Reliance Industries “cannot implement” its $3.4 billion deal to acquire core parts of retail chain Future Group after the latter’s secured creditors rejected the offer earlier this week, Ind

Coinbase CEO says Apple’s crypto rules highlight ‘potential antitrust issues’

Brian Armstrong, the chief executive of Coinbase, believes Apple’s App Store rules have hampered the company’s product roadmap, accusing the iPhone-maker of banning features from their app

Amazon acquires India’s GlowRoad in social commerce push

Amazon may be attempting to take on Shopify in the west, but in India, it is gearing up to explore social commerce. Amazon has acquired the Indian social commerce startup GlowRoad in an all-cash deal

Netflix to introduce ad-supported plans in a major shift

Netflix plans to offer cheaper, ad-supported tiers to consumers over the next year or two, the world’s largest on-demand video streaming service said Tuesday, as it looks to boost its subscriber

Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX tops $2 billion valuation in new $135 million funding

CoinDCX has doubled its valuation to $2.15 billion (post-money) in eight months following a fresh $135 million funding, it said today, as the Indian cryptocurrency exchange looks to aggressively expan

Swiggy and Zomato, food delivery rivals in India, back UrbanPiper in $24 million funding

UrbanPiper, a restaurant management platform that processes 18% of all online food orders in India, has raised $24 million in a new financing round from a number of investors including Swiggy and Zoma

Sequoia Capital India pledges to take proactive steps amid fraud allegations at some startups

Sequoia Capital India, one of the most prolific and successful investors in India and Southeast Asia, addressed the fraudulent practices allegations levelled against some of its portfolio startups and
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