Manish Singh

Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. Prior to this, he wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, and Mashable. You can reach out to him at m @ manish . one

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India’s Chalo acquires Amazon-backed bus aggregator Shuttl

Chalo, a startup that is digitizing bus commutes in India and which recently raised $40 million in a financing round, has acquired Amazon-backed app-based office commute bus aggregator Shuttl in an al

Indian edtech Teachmint valued at $500 million in $78 million funding

As scores of Indian edtech startups populate their catalogs with live and recorded courses to reach and serve students in the world’s second-largest internet market, a handful of new-age firms a

India’s Groww valued at $3 billion in $251 million funding

Groww has tripled its valuation to $3 billion in just six months as the Indian fintech startup looks to broaden its offerings and help more millennials start their investment journey in the world’s

Stripe backs India’s Clear in $75 million funding

Stripe has made its second investment in India, just days after disclosing the first. One of the world’s most valuable startups has backed Bangalore-based SaaS fintech firm Clear, the two said Sunda

India’s OfBusiness in talks to raise new funds at over $4.5 billion valuation

OfBusiness, an e-commerce startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, is in talks to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of over $4.5 billion, three sources

Google in talks to invest in Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho

Google has held discussions to invest over $50 million in Indian social commerce startup Meesho, which recently secured $570 million in a financing round, according to a source familiar with the matte

Blume Ventures and AWI back Indian exporter SaaS startup SourceWiz

Small and medium-sized exporters in India struggle to communicate their designs with buyers. They can’t list those designs publicly on their website or sell through popular business-to-business plat

Tencent backs Indian social media Lokal

Indian hyperlocal social media platform Lokal has raised $12 million in a new round of financing led by Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, according to a source familiar with the matter. Existing

Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere

Twitter has acquired London-based Sphere, which operates an eponymous groups chat app, the latest in a series of recent moves from the social network as it looks to aggressively broaden and improve it

Apple’s voice-only Music subscription could boost Siri’s accent understanding

Apple had a slew of interesting announcements at its event on Monday. But one that stood out to me — and I feel didn’t get as much attention — is the new pricing tier of Apple Music. A n

Indian fintech CRED valued at $4 billion following $251 million fundraise

Indian fintech CRED said on Tuesday it has raised $251 million in a new financing round, its third funding this year, at a valuation of $4.01 billion. Existing investors Tiger Global and Falcon Edge C

Amazon may have lied to Congress about its business practices, lawmakers say

Five members of the House Judiciary Committee have accused (PDF) Amazon’s top executives of either misleading or blatantly lying to it about its business practices and said they are considering an

WhatsApp now lets users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud

WhatsApp is beginning to roll out a new feature that will provide its two billion users the option to encrypt their chat history backup in iCloud or Google Drive, patching a major loophole that has be

India’s CarDekho becomes unicorn with $250 million fundraise

CarDekho, an Indian search and e-commerce platform for new and used cars, has become the latest startup in the world’s second-largest market to reach the unicorn status. The 14-year-old startup said

India’s MX Player tops 1 billion downloads

MX Player, the popular on-demand video streaming service, has passed 1 billion downloads, joining a very small but high-profile list of apps globally to achieve this milestone. The firm, owned by Indi

Google and Temasek back Indian neobank Open in $100 million funding

Google has invested in Bangalore-based Open, becoming the latest high-profile investor to back a neobanking platform. Open said on Tuesday it has raised $100 million in a Series C financing round. Sin

Indian fintech CRED seeks funds at $5.5 billion valuation

CRED has begun to engage with investors to raise money at a valuation of $5.5 billion as the Indian fintech startup eyes international expansion and inorganic growth, a source familiar with the matter

Tiger Global in talks to lead over $100M investment in India’s Slice

A number of high-profile investors are chasing to invest in Slice, a fintech startup that is attempting to expand the market for credit cards in India. Tiger Global is in advanced stages of talks to l

Indian cloud kitchen startup Rebel Foods valued at $1.4 billion in $175 million fundraise

Rebel Foods, which operates a large network of dark kitchens in nearly a dozen markets, is the latest Indian startup to attain unicorn status. The 10-year-old Indian startup said on Thursday it has ra

a16z backs CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures have minted a new unicorn in India: CoinSwitch Kuber. The two firms have co-led a $260 million investment in the Bangalore-based cryptocurrency trading startu
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