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 Inshorts raises $60 million following Public social network app growth

Indian startup Inshorts, which operates an eponymous news aggregator service, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as its two-year-old bet — the launch of a new social media app calle

WhatsApp is testing multidevice support that works without the phone

WhatsApp is finally pushing an improvement to a key feature that even the Facebook-owned instant messaging service acknowledges has been a top request from users for years. On Wednesday, WhatsApp said

India bans Mastercard from adding new customers

Reserve Bank of India has indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit, credit or prepaid cards to customers in the South Asian market over noncompliance with local data storage rules. The So

Indian storytelling platform Pratilipi raises $48 million led by gaming giant Krafton

Pratilipi, an Indian startup that operates an online storytelling platform to enable writers to share their work in various formats, said on Wednesday it has raised $48 million in a new financing roun

Zomato raises $562 million from anchor investors ahead of IPO

Updated at 7pm IST on July 14: Zomato’s $1.3 billion IPO was fully subscribed on the first day. Our original story follows. Indian food-delivery startup Zomato said on Tuesday evening that it ha

Indian financial services firm MobiKwik looks to raise $255 million in IPO

Gurgaon-based mobile wallet service firm MobiKwik plans to raise up to $255 million in an initial public offering, becoming the latest Indian startup to explore the public markets. The 12-year-old fir

Flipkart valued at $37.6 billion in new $3.6 billion fundraise

Flipkart said on Monday it has raised $3.6 billion at a post-money valuation of $37.6 billion in what is widely believed to be the pre-IPO round for the Indian e-commerce conglomerate as it works to l

Twitter appoints resident grievance officer in India to comply with new internet rules

Twitter has appointed a resident grievance officer in India days after the American social media firm said to have lost the liability protection on user-generated content in the South Asian nation ove

Temasek, Warburg Pincus and Bhavish Aggarwal invest $500 million in Ola

Temasek and an affiliate of Warburg Pincus are investing $500 million in Indian ride-hailing giant Ola, the Bangalore-headquartered startup said in a short statement Friday. Ola co-founder and chief e

Indian social commerce DealShare raises $144 million, eyes international expansion

High-profile investors are doubling down on their bets to explore the future of social commerce in India. DealShare said on Thursday it has raised $144 million in a new financing round as it looks to

Zomato targets $1.3 billion IPO at as high as $8.6 billion valuation

Zomato, a food delivery startup in India, said on Thursday it has boosted its plan to raise $1.3 billion in its initial public offering, which opens on July 14 and closes July 16. The loss-making star

Indian edtech Teachmint raises $20 million to expand to new categories and geographies

As most Indian edtech startups work on broadening their catalog with live and recorded courses for students, some are beginning to take a different approach to tackle the South Asian nation’s la

India’s IT and Broadcasting ministers resign

India’s IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar resigned from their roles on Wednesday, adding to the list of high-profile local politicians who h

Dispatch from Bangalore

A startup founder, who hasn’t had much sleep all week, woke up on a recent Sunday to a phone call from his co-founder. A senior engineer was feeling burnt out and was contemplating leaving. For the

Twitter has lost liability protection in India, government says

Twitter no longer enjoys the liability protection against user-generated content in India, the government said in a court filing this week as tension escalates between the two over the South Asian nat

Asian merchant commerce giant Pine Labs secures $600 million

Pine Labs said on Tuesday it has closed a $600 million financing round as the Asian merchant commerce platform sets the goal to explore the public markets within two years. Fidelity Management & R

India’s Furlenco raises $140 million for its furniture and appliance renting service

Furlenco, a Bangalore-based startup that operates an eponymous furniture and appliance rental service, said today it has raised $140 million in a financing round as it looks to scale its operations in

Didi app pulled from app stores in China after suspension order

China has ordered app-store operators to remove the app of Didi from their stores, the latest as tension escalates between the nation’s largest ride-hailing giant and local regulators. The app has d

India’s Licious raises $192 million for international expansion

Licious, a Bangalore-based startup that sells fresh meat and seafood online, has raised $192 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint beyond the South Asian market. The new

Swedish gaming firm MTG acquires India’s PlaySimple for $360 million

Swedish gaming giant Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired Indian startup PlaySimple for at least $360 million, the two firms said Friday. MTG said it will pay 77% of the acquisition sum to Indian gam
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