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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Indian food delivery giant Swiggy raises $700 million at $10.7 billion valuation

Swiggy, India’s top food delivery startup, has raised $700 million in a new financing round, just six months after securing $1.25 billion, as it aggressively expands its offerings including the

Ola Electric valued at $5 billion in new funding

Ola Electric said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round even as the Indian ride-hailing giant’s spin off struggles to deliver its maiden electric scooter to customers and

Paytm, Zomato, Nykaa and PolicyBazaar shares drop to record lows

Shares of Paytm, Zomato, PolicyBazaar, and Nykaa — four Indian tech startups that went public last year — on Monday tumbled to their record lows since market debuts last year as analysts p

Payments infra startup M2P Fintech valued at over $600 million in $56 million funding

M2P Fintech, a payments infrastructure startup that has established market dominance in India, has raised $56 million in a new financing round, less than three months after closing its previous fundin

SaaS Labs raises $42 million for its business automation platform, acquires CallPage and Atolia

SaaS Labs has raised $42 million in a new financing round, less than three months after closing its previous funding, and acquired two startups as it looks to aggressively grow its automation platform

Fintech founder Ashneer Grover takes a leave of absence after reports of questionable conduct

Ashneer Grover, the public face of BharatPe, the unicorn fintech startup he co-founded, is taking a leave of absence from work for two months after serious questions have been raised about his conduct

Sequoia Capital India looks to double down on commerce startup Bikayi

Bikayi is in talks to raise about $50 million in a new financing round, four people familiar with the matter told me, as the Indian startup looks to scale its platform that helps small businesses set

Crypto.com expands venture arm to $500 million to back early-stage web3 startups

Crypto.com, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, has extended its venture arm’s fund size to $500 million as it looks to more aggressively back early-stage startups to help the nascent ecosystem g

India’s Arya raises $60 million to provide farmers with finance and post-harvest services

Indian agritech startup Arya, which reaches hundreds of thousands of farmers in the South Asian market and helps them store and sell their produce and secure credit, has raised $60 million in a new fi

INDmoney raises $75M for its super finance app in India

Indian startup INDmoney has raised $75 million in a new round as it attempts to build a super finance app to become a “one-stop shop” for people’s investments and expenses, a top executi

Animoca, Galaxy Interactive and Polygon back gaming firm nCore in web3 push

nCore Games has raised $10 million in a new financing round as the top Indian gaming firm gears up to launch web3 offerings, its top executives said Monday. Animoca Brands and Galaxy Interactive, two

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 footprint in India and dozens of other countries an

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
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