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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VPN firms are removing servers in India to avoid customer data sharing rule

NordVPN, one of the most popular VPN providers, is the latest to confirm that it will be removing its servers in India ahead of the nation enacting new strict guidelines later this month. The Lithuani

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia raises $2.85 billion funds

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia has launched two new funds, a $2 billion early-stage, venture and growth fund for India and an $850 million dedicated fund for Southeast Asia, as the storied venture f

Disney and Viacom18 winners in $6.2 billion cricket rights

Disney, Viacom18 and Times Internet have won the five-year media rights for the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Tuesday, beating rivals includi

Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals, transfers citing ‘extreme market conditions’

Celsius Network, one of the biggest crypto lenders, told customers Sunday evening that it is pausing withdrawals, swap and transfers between accounts in a move that has sparked discussions and prompte

Amazon pulls out of IPL cricket streaming rights bidding

Amazon won’t be bidding for the five-year IPL media rights, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, a surprising last-minute move that leaves the much anticipated prized auction large

Good Capital, Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon back India’s SolarSquare

Even as India is increasingly adding generation capacity from solar power, setting examples for many other developing nations, there’s a large population of the South Asian nation that is yet to

India’s CRED valued at $6.4 billion in new funding

CRED is raising $140 million in a new financing round, its fourth funding in the past year and a half, as the Indian fintech startup courts millions of high credit score customers and broadens its off

Content marketplace Pepper lands $14.3 million funding to expand to US

Pepper Content, a content marketplace that connects global brands such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Adobe with over 100,000 creators, has raised $14.3 million in a new financing round as it looks to ex

India’s central bank to allow linking credit cards with UPI

India’s central bank proposed on Wednesday an integration between UPI and credit cards in a significant boost for a fast-growing payments protocol that has become the most popular way individual

Indian edtech PhysicsWallah becomes unicorn with $100 million Series A funding

An Indian edtech startup that has made deep inroads in smaller Indian cities and towns with its low-cost learning offerings is the latest to join the South Asian nation’s fast-growing unicorn cl

India considering appeals panel with power to reverse Facebook, Twitter and YouTube content moderation decisions

India is proposing to create an appeals panel with the veto power to reverse content moderation decisions of social media firms, it said Monday evening, republishing the draft changes to the IT rules

Google disables RCS ads in India following rampant spam by businesses

Google has halted businesses from using RCS for promotion in India, the company’s biggest market by users, following reports of rampant spam by some firms in a setback for the standard that the

Xiaomi appoints Alvin Tse as general manager of India business

Xiaomi is elevating Alvin Tse, a veteran at the firm, as the general manager for its India business as the Chinese technology group bolsters its efforts to fight increasing competition from rivals, in

Indian fintech Slice tops $1.5 billion valuation in new funding to scale UPI payments

Slice, a fintech startup that is bringing credit card features to millions of Indians, has raised $50 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its recently launched UPI payments product a

Temasek in talks to invest in Google-backed DotPe

Google-backed DotPe, which helps businesses in India go online and sell digitally, is in advanced stages of talks to raise about $50 million in a new financing round, a source familiar with the matter

India withdraws warning on biometric ID sharing following online uproar

India has withdrawn a warning that asked users to not share photocopies of their national biometric ID following a widespread uproar from users on social media, many of whom pointed out that this is t

Tesla won’t set up manufacturing plant in India until allowed to first sell and service cars, Elon Musk says

Tesla won’t set up a manufacturing plant in India until it is first allowed to sell and service imported cars in the South Asian nation, the carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk said Frida

Manish Maheshwari, former Twitter India head, leaves new startup

Manish Maheshwari, the former head of Twitter India, is leaving the startup he co-founded just six months ago following disagreements with co-founder and investors. “I am moving out of Invact to

Indian fintech Jar eyes $50 million investment

Indian fintech Jar, which closed a $32 million financing round in February this year, is in talks to raise new funding as it looks to scale its product and expand its offerings. The Bengaluru-headquar

Meta and Google’s Gradient back LatAm startup OlaClick

More than 80% of food delivery orders in Latin America are still made over phone calls and settled with cash. OlaClick, a young startup that is helping these restaurants sell online and collect money
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