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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Sony raises PlayStation 5 prices outside the US citing economic challenges

Sony has raised the price of PlayStation 5 in most major markets, citing “challenging economic conditions” such as high global inflation rates and adverse currency trends, the latest in a

Worldcoin co-founder in talks with Multicoin, Variant for ‘Blackrock for new economy’ venture

Max Novendstern, co-founder and former chief executive of Worldcoin, is working on a new venture, according to sources and regulatory filings and an investor deck obtained by TechCrunch. A Worldcoin s

India lifts ban on American Express

India has lifted business restrictions on American Express, once again permitting the U.S. giant to onboard new customers in the South Asian market after the firm demonstrated “satisfactory comp

Facebook fixes strange bug that spammed everyone’s feed with celebrity fan posts

Update August 24, 2022, 6:10 AM ET: A Facebook spokesperson said that the bug was caused by a configuration change and it “caused some people to have trouble with their Facebook Feed,” and

Apple, Samsung partner Servify raises $65 million for its devices’ after-sales and management platform

Servify, a startup that manages the lifecycle of devices for several popular smartphone vendors including Apple and Samsung in many markets, has raised $65 million as it eyes becoming a public company

Asia’s richest man to buy majority stake in news organization in hostile takeover

Adani Group, run by Asia’s richest man Gautam Adani, has launched a hostile bid to take over the influential news broadcaster in a move to establish footing in the South Asian nation’s med

Indian crypto entrepreneur’s blockchain venture seeks seed funding at $200 million valuation

Indian crypto exchange WazirX‘s co-founder Nischal Shetty is in advanced stages of talks to raise a maiden funding round for his new venture, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Sh

New media venture in India helping readers discern signal from noise

An Indian upstart co-founded by a group of journalists, which seeks to disrupt how people follow news and what they consume, has raised funds as it prepares to accelerate its growth and broaden its of

John Carmack’s AGI startup raises $20M from Sequoia, Nat Friedman, Patrick Collison and others

John Carmack, the game developer who co-founded id Software and served as Oculus’s CTO, is working on a new venture — and has already attracted capital from some big names. Carmack said Fr

Indian fintech Uni to suspend card services amid central bank’s guidelines

Indian pay-later cards startup Uni plans to temporarily suspend its card services in the South Asian market following the local central bank’s guidelines on digital lending, it said in a notice

Tech veterans Nilekani and Aggarwal’s India venture raises $227 million second fund

Fundamentum Partnership, a venture firm co-founded by Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal, has raised $227 million for its second fund as the high-profile tech industry veterans double down on backin

India’s higher education startup Sunstone raises $35 million

Sunstone, a higher education startup that collaborates with academic institutions to help upskill their students for employability, has raised $35 million in a new financing round as it looks to expan

Tiger Global doubles down on Indian savings and investments app Jar

Tiger Global has led a new funding round in Jar, the Indian fintech that is helping millions of Indians save small amounts to invest in digital gold as the startup gears up to launch a host of new off

VLC says India internet providers blocking site poses threat to users

VideoLan, the developer of popular media player VLC, says Indian telecom operators have been blocking its website since February of this year in a move that is potentially impacting some users in one

Sequoia India-backed Digit Insurance files for $440 million IPO

Indian insurer Digit has filed for an initial public offering, looking to raise about $440 million even as many of its local peers have deferred plans to list publicly in the South Asia nation. The In

BitGo seeks $100M in damages from Galaxy Digital for calling off $1.2B acquisition

The crypto sector’s first $1 billion deal, announced at the height of record surge in token prices last year, is disbanding as the market reverses much of the gains — and not everyone is p

India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe

India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived” proceeds from predatory lending firms in the latest hea

Suspected developer of crypto mixer Tornado Cash arrested

The Dutch government agency responsible for investigating financial crimes said it has arrested an individual suspected of being a developer of the U.S.-sanctioned crypto mixing service Tornado Cash 

India toughens digital lending rules to provide greater transparency, control to consumers

The Reserve Bank of India has published guidelines that it intends to enforce for digital lending firms, recommending more transparency and control to customers as the South Asian nation’s central b

Retention platform CleverTap bags $105 million in fresh funding

Customer engagement and retention platform CleverTap has raised $105 million in a new financing round, the latest in a series of India-origin startups making fast inroads in the global SaaS race. Cana
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