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India’s OfBusiness in talks to raise new funds at over $4.5 billion valuation

OfBusiness, an e-commerce startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, is in talks to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of over $4.5 billion, three sources

Google in talks to invest in Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho

Google has held discussions to invest over $50 million in Indian social commerce startup Meesho, which recently secured $570 million in a financing round, according to a source familiar with the matte

Blume Ventures and AWI back Indian exporter SaaS startup SourceWiz

Small and medium-sized exporters in India struggle to communicate their designs with buyers. They can’t list those designs publicly on their website or sell through popular business-to-business plat

How newcomer River plans to fill a gap in India’s competitive EV two-wheeler market

Two-wheelers have long been a cornerstone of life in India — their smaller size and affordability make these traditionally gas and diesel-powered vehicles a go-to means of navigating the traffic-jam

Tencent backs Indian social media Lokal

Indian hyperlocal social media platform Lokal has raised $12 million in a new round of financing led by Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, according to a source familiar with the matter. Existing

Stripe acquires Recko, its first acquisition in India, to add reconciliation to its payment services stack

Stripe, the outsized fintech out of San Francisco that is valued at $95 billion, is making another acquisition to expand the services it offers alongside its core payments product. The company is acqu

Indian fintech CRED valued at $4 billion following $251 million fundraise

Indian fintech CRED said on Tuesday it has raised $251 million in a new financing round, its third funding this year, at a valuation of $4.01 billion. Existing investors Tiger Global and Falcon Edge C

TechCrunch+ roundup: Mixpanel’s reset, smart growth, $100K referral bonuses

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Investors say Indian startup funding could get even hotter after record Q3

Despite the Series B and C crunch, there’s plenty of evidence that India’s latest venture capital results are not the high-water mark of this startup era.

Tala grabs $145M to offer more financial services in emerging markets

Tala, an emerging markets digital lender that offers loans between $10 to $500 to consumers and small business owners, has raised $145 million in Series E funding. Upstart, a company founded by ex-Goo

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

Hubilo picks up $125M to double down on building a more engaging platform for virtual and live events

Virtual became the norm for physical gatherings at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and now, as many jet back into in-person meetings, some believe that the online version, at least in some form,

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

Global startups raise $158B in Q3, an all-time record

We're beginning to see why it feels so busy out there. It is!

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

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
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