Manish Singh

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

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Turnip raises $12.5 million for its mobile-first gaming community platform

Turnip, an Indian startup that is building a mobile-first gaming community platform, has raised $12.5 million in a new financing round to deepen its footprints in India and dozens of other countries a

India’s LEAD School becomes unicorn with fresh $100M in funding

Despite the recent boom of consumer-focused education learning platforms in India, the vast majority of students in the South Asian nation remain unserved. The existing B2C offerings are expensive for

India’s Refyne raises $82 million to help workers get faster access to wages

Refyne has raised a new financing round, just seven months after securing its previous funding, as the Bengaluru-based startup scales its platform that helps workers access their earned salaries in re

India to own 35.8% in Vodafone Idea after conversion of dues

Vodafone Idea said on Tuesday it is giving the Indian government a 35.8% stake in the company after its board approved conversion of dues and spectrum auction installments into equity to save the thir

Paytm stock drops to record low

Shares of Paytm closed Monday at ₹1,157 ($15.6), the lowest since its market debut in November following the nation’s biggest-ever initial offering, after a key brokerage house further cut its

India hits Google with antitrust investigation over alleged abuse in news aggregation

India’s antitrust watchdog has ordered an investigation into Google following complaints from news publishers who allege that the search giant is “abusing” its dominance in news aggregation to i

Avataar raises $45 million to improve consumer shopping experience with life-sized 3D product evaluation

The vast majority of e-commerce customers prefer to preview a product before making a purchase. That’s the reason why the likes of Amazon have historically struggled to move fashion and home decor i

Mozilla hits pause on crypto donations following backlash

The Mozilla Foundation is pausing the ability to accept donations in cryptocurrencies following a backlash from scores of people, including a founder of the Mozilla Project. The foundation, which over

Rupifi raises $25 million for its B2B payments platform in India

Rupifi has raised $25 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup, which currently provides buy now, pay later service to several marketplaces to serve their merchants, looks to expand its

Reliance Retail backs Dunzo in $240 million funding

Reliance Retail has led a $240 million funding round in Google-backed hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo as the largest Indian retail chain expands to the instant commerce space, a category that has m

SoftBank in talks to back India’s ElasticRun

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Goldman Sachs are in talks to back Indian commerce startup ElasticRun, according to four people familiar with the matter. The proposed Series E financing round, at about $20

AI startup Fractal becomes unicorn with $360 million investment from TPG

Fractal has raised $360 million from TPG in a new financing round and entered the unicorn club as the Mumbai and New York-based AI startup, which counts Google and Wells Fargo among its customers, sca

Indian e-commerce Udaan raises $250 million

Indian commerce startup Udaan, which helps merchants secure inventory and working capital, has raised $250 million as it accelerates its scaling efforts and prepares to explore the public markets. The

Starlink India head steps down after government order

Sanjay Bhargava, the head of Starlink India, has stepped down from his role weeks after the Indian government ordered the SpaceX division to stop taking orders for the devices as it doesn’t have

SpaceX’s Starlink to refund preorders in India following government order

Starlink, part of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, informed a number of individuals in India on Tuesday that it will be refunding their preorders, more than a month after New Delhi told the firm to stop “booki

Exotel raises $40M for its full-stack customer engagement platform

Exotel said on Tuesday it has raised $40 million in a financing round, just three months after securing $35 million in funding, as the Bangalore-based startup demonstrates growth for its full-stack cu

India antitrust watchdog orders investigation into Apple’s business practices

The Indian antitrust watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple’s business practices — in particular, the company mandating iPhone app developers to use a proprietary payments

Record number of unicorns and IPOs: Indian startups raised $39B in 2021

In late March last year, as the virus started to spread across India, investors began to worry about the impact a potential pandemic could have on their portfolio firms. They exchanged notes, and on A

Apple puts Foxconn India plant on probation after protests over food and accommodation conditions

Apple has put the southern India factory of Foxconn on probation following protests from workers over subpar food and accommodation conditions, a concern both the firms acknowledged and pledged to add

India’s GlobalBees joins unicorn club for its Thrasio-like house of brands

GlobalBees, which raised one of the largest Series A financing rounds in India earlier this year, has entered the unicorn club as the New Delhi-headquartered firm scales its Thrasio-like house of bran
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