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Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion-dollar business of the

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, Te

India’s Prime Venture Partners closes new $60M fund for seed investments

India’s Prime Venture Partners has refueled its tanks for more angel investing after it announced a new fund of INR 400 crore, or around $60 million. Started by three managing partners —

WheelStreet is bringing dock-less motorbikes to India’s cities

By now the world is familiar with the rise of on-demand bicycle services, which started out with Mobike and Ofo in China, but one startup is twisting the concept slightly to bring dock-less motorbikes

Facebook co-founder’s B Capital leads $10M investment in Indian payment startup Mswipe

B Capital, the investment firm from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin backed by BCG, has stepped into India after it backed smart point-of-sale company Mswipe in its first deal in the country. The

BlackBuck closes $70M to digitize freight and logistics across India

BlackBuck, a startup that is digitizing logistics and cross-country freighting in India, has closed out a $70 million Series C round.

India’s Swiggy eats up $15M more for its food delivery business

Swiggy, one of India's top food delivery services, has refueled its tanks after raising $15 million led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The company said a number of existing investors also participated,

India’s Treebo Hotels raises $17 million for its budget hotel network

Treebo Hotels has raised $17 million led by Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners and Matrix Partners India.

India’s BigBasket lands $150M to expand its online grocery service

There's more money flowing into India's e-commerce space after BigBasket, a Bangalore-based company that focuses on groceries, landed a $150 million investment led by The Abraaj Group in the UAE.

Uber and Ola launch motorbike taxi services in India

Bangalore is the setting for the latest showdown between Uber and its India-based rival Ola after both companies launched motorbike taxi on-demand services in the city.

Mumbai-Based Fitternity Raises $1M Seed Funding To Match Users With The Right Workouts

Fitternity, a discovery platform for workout classes and other fitness services based in Mumbai, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners. The company’s search platf

Mobikon Raises $2.3M To Dish Up Marketing Software For Restaurants In Asia

Mobikon, a Pune- and Singapore-based software developer that has its sights set on Asia’s food and beverage industry, has received $2.3 million in new funding led by returning investor Jungle Ventur

HackerRank Gets $7.5M Investment From Recruit, Launches New Screening Tool For Data Scientists And Database Engineers

Disrupt Battlefield <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/11/hackerrank-social-platform-for-coders/">alum</a> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.hackerrank.com/">HackerRank</a> today announc

Rental Platform Zoomcar Nabs $11M To Launch In More Indian Cities

Zoomcar, a Bangalore-based self-drive car rental platform, has picked up $11 million in fresh funding from Sequoia Capital, Empire Angels, and NGP. The new capital, which brings its total raised so fa

Gozoomo Gets $5M To Make Buying Used Cars In India Easier

When Arnav Kumar started looking for his first car, he was determined to buy a used one to save money. The process of sorting through online listings and trying to figure out which ones were legitimat

BigBasket, India’s Largest Online Grocer, Expands Its On-Demand Delivery Service

BigBasket, India’s largest online grocer, is boosting its logistics network to compete with companies that offer very fast deliveries. The Bangalore-based company, which was founded in 2011, will op

Indian Online Tutoring Platform Vedantu Nabs $5M From Accel And Tiger Global

Vedantu, an online tutoring platform, disclosed today that it has raised a $5 million series A from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management. Test preparation is a big market in India as more studen

Silicon Valley Can Accelerate Social Impact Globally

Silicon Valley’s influence is undeniable but its global impact has always been a passive byproduct of success at home. To make a lasting, material difference, there needs to be a concerted effort to

Target (Yes, That Target) Wants To Launch An Accelerator In India

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.target.com">Target</a> has long looked to India to fuel its software applications and back-office projects. Now, the Minneapolis-based retailer is doubling down on

As Uber Drives Into India, It’s Shifting Its Emerging Market Strategy Up A Gear

Transportation tech startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.uber.com">Uber</a> is continuing its aggressive expansion across Asia. As of this week, it is now live in India, starting first with a
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