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.

The Latest from Jagmeet Singh

India’s Uolo raises $22.5M to bring edtech to the masses

Uolo, an Indian edtech platform that works with private K-12 schools to offer online learning programs to middle and low-income families, has raised $22.5 million in a funding round led by UAE-headqua

Xiaomi’s India chief business officer quits amid growing scrutiny

Xiaomi’s chief business officer in India has resigned as the Chinese smartphone giant faces regulatory pressure and intense scrutiny from the Indian government and sees growing competition from

WhatsApp starts rolling out 3D avatars

WhatsApp has started rolling out 3D avatars for its users around the globe that can be used as profile photos or custom stickers — months after their debut on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger. On W

India’s nationwide 5G rollout plan could hit turbulence due to aircraft interference concerns

India just started rolling out 5G networks after much anticipation and years-long delay. Service operators expect to bring next-generation cellular connectivity to every town in the world’s seco

India’s KreditBee raises $80 million from Azim Premji’s Premji Invest, Motilal Oswal Alternates, among others

The digital loans business in India has been the subject of a lot of controversy, not least for over-predatory and un-transparent practices, yet that’s existed alongside the rise of a handful of

Twitter-backed ShareChat to shut down fantasy sports app Jeet11, eliminate some jobs

Indian social media startup ShareChat, backed by Twitter, Tiger Global and Temasek, is shutting down its fantasy sports platform Jeet11 and has laid off some employees. People familiar with the matter

Sequoia India backs Prismforce to help IT companies build better talent supply chains

Prismforce, an India-U.S. startup that provides IT and tech services companies with tools to build better talent supply chains, has raised $13.6 million in a Series A round led by Sequoia Capital Indi

Google, Microsoft-backed VerSe Innovation cuts 5% of workforce, reduces salaries

India’s VerSe Innovation — the $5 billion Indian startup behind news aggregator Dailyhunt, short-video platform Josh and hyperlocal video app PublicVibe — has cut 150 employees, or 5% of its

WhatsApp rolls out a feature that makes it easier to message yourself

WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature to let you chat with yourself. Sending messages to your own account can be a way to keep a piece of information easily accessible, right next to your other W

India’s AIIMS hit by outages after cyberattack

India’s leading public medical institute, All India Institute of Medical Services, or AIIMS, is experiencing outages following a cyberattack. The outages are affecting hundreds of patients and d

Google Cloud partners with Indian startup SuperGaming to offer gaming engine to developers

Google Cloud has partnered with SuperGaming to offer the Indian gaming startup’s proprietary gaming engine, SuperPlatform, to developers worldwide, the latest in a series of recent steps from th

Sequoia India’s Surge backs health tech startup RedBrick AI in $4.6M funding

Health tech startup RedBrick AI has raised $4.6 million in a funding round led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia’s Surge as it plans to expand the market for its medical imagery annotations so

India issues guidelines to curb fake reviews on e-commerce platforms

Tech giants that play in India’s e-commerce sphere are overrun with fake reviews. Today, the Indian government has released a framework to curb fake and misleading reviews on e-commerce platforms an

India’s securities depository CDSL says malware compromised its network

India’s leading central securities depository, Central Depository Services Limited, or CDSL, says its systems have been compromised by malware. On Friday, the securities depository said in a fil

India proposes permitting cross-border data transfers with certain countries in new privacy bill

India has proposed a new comprehensive data privacy law that will mandate how companies handle data of its citizens, including permitting cross-border transfer of information with certain nations, thr

India’s first private rocket, built by startup Skyroot, makes successful launch

India’s space agency has successfully launched the Vikram-S after much anticipation and years-long work in a boost to the private sector of the nation’s space industry. The Indian Space Re

WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose, Meta India public policy director Rajiv Aggarwal quit

WhatsApp’s head of India Abhijit Bose and Meta’s public policy head for the country Rajiv Aggarwal have both left the social networking firm — just days after Meta India chief Ajit Mohan

Google Play finally adds UPI subscriptions in India

Unified Payments Interface — commonly known as UPI — has become the most popular mobile payment route for P2P and merchant payments in India, and now Google’s stepping up with updated UPI functi

Indian fintech Lentra raises $60M to expand loans-as-a-service for banks

India initially made its name in the tech world years ago when it staked out reputation as a key hub for business process outsourcing. Now that legacy has taken a very different turn in fintech with o

SoundHound, the voice AI platform, lays off 10% of staff citing ‘challenging market conditions’

SoundHound — maker of the voice AI technology used by Mercedes-Benz, Deutsche Telekom, Snap, Mastercard and more — has laid off about 10% of its workforce amid ongoing economic turmoil across glob
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