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

The Latest from Manish Singh

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

Five members of the Congressional 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 in

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

Telegram says it added 70M users during day of Facebook and WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s hours-long outage on Monday may have hurt the company, its founder, shareholders and many businesses that rely on the social juggernaut’s services. But for its instant messaging

Chalo raises $40 million to digitize bus commutes in India

More than a decade ago, Mohit Dubey founded CarWale, a startup that allows people to sell and buy used and new cars. But spending more than 10 years with the startup made Dubey realize that he was sol

India’s Licious becomes unicorn with $52 million fresh fundraise

Licious, a Bangalore-based startup that sells fresh meat and seafood online, said on Tuesday it has raised $52 million in a new financing round and become the first direct-to-consumer startup to attai

Indian edtech giant Byju’s valued at $18 billion in new funding

Byju’s has raised about $300 million as part of a larger round of new investment as the Indian edtech giant focuses on expanding its international business and aggressively explores merger and acqui

B Capital in talks to back Indian neobank Fi

B Capital Group, which last week co-led Indian social commerce Meesho’s $570 million funding, is in advanced stages of talks to back Bangalore-based neobank Fi (formerly known as epiFi), many aw

Jeff Bezos invests in Indonesian e-commerce startup Ula

Updated at 8.15pm PT, October 3: In a statement just now, Ula confirmed TechCrunch’s reporting, saying it has raised $87 million in its Series B financing round. The round was, as TechCrunch rep

SoftBank-backed Oyo files for $1.16 billion IPO

Oyo is ready to explore the public markets. The eight-year-old Indian budget hotel giant has filed the paperwork (PDF) with the local market regulator for an initial public offering, in which it is s

Tech giants brace for impact in India as new payments rule goes into effect

Apple, Sony, Google, Zoom, PayPal and several other tech companies as well as scores of banks have cautioned customers and partners in India to expect a surge in declined transactions as the world’s

Ola Electric raises $200 million at $3 billion valuation

Ola Electric said on Thursday it has raised over $200 million in a new financing round at a valuation of $3 billion, up from $1 billion two years ago, as it looks to scale its electric vehicle manufac

Tiger Global backs India’s OfBusiness at $3 billion valuation

OfBusiness, a commerce startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, has doubled its valuation in less than two months to $3 billion, a top executive told TechCrunch.

Indian social commerce Meesho raises $570 million at $4.9 billion valuation

Meesho has more than doubled its valuation in less than six months, to $4.9 billion, as a growing number of high-profile investors back the Indian social commerce startup that is reporting strong grow
Load More