Indian fashion e-commerce Nykaa makes stellar market debut

Fashion commerce firm Nykaa rose as much as 89% on its Indian market debut Wednesday, gaining a valuation of $13 billion in the nation’s first women-led unicorn listing. Shares of FSN E-Commerce

Stoa School wants to bring the vision of the ‘alternative MBA’ to India

Disrupting the traditional MBA may be the most tried, tested and tweaked edtech startup pitch out there. And rightfully so: Business school is damn expensive and largely reserved for a select group of

TikTok ventures into mobile gaming, initially in partnership with Zynga

TikTok is experimenting with games, initially in partnership with mobile gaming giant Zynga. On Monday, Zynga announced its plans to launch a new HTML5-based game, “Disco Loco 3D,” exclusi

15 sectors pi Ventures expects deep tech to disrupt in the next 5 years

The Exchange gained early access to pi Ventures' Deep Tech Shifts 2026 report, which identifies 15 deep tech subsectors the firm believes will reach an inflection point by 2026.

Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm becomes unicorn with $150 million funding

The Good Glamm Group, the parent firm of direct-to-consumer beauty brand MyGlamm, is the latest Indian startup to join the unicorn club. The Mumbai-headquartered startup has raised $150 million in its

India’s Zoomcar raises $92 million to expand its car rental marketplace to new markets

Zoomcar said on Monday that it has raised $92 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its car-sharing marketplace to many new nations and explore the public markets next year. New York

YouTube to expand test that reopens mobile app directly in its TikTok rival, Shorts

YouTube is looking to give its TikTok rival, Shorts, a competitive advantage. The company confirmed it’s expanding a recent global test that defaults the YouTube mobile app to open directly in S

Edtech startup BrightChamps, valued at nearly $500 million, comes out of stealth mode

BrightChamps, an Indian edtech startup that is attempting to bridge the learning gap left by K12 schools, said on Monday it has raised $51 million in a new financing round and $63 million since launch

Paytm raises $1.1 billion from anchor investors in India’s blockbuster IPO

Paytm has raised $1.104 billion in India’s largest-ever anchor round as part of its initial public offering, which is also shaping up to be the nation’s largest, as the poster child of the Indian

As Yahoo leaves China, an accelerating stream of exits

TechCrunch held events in China as recently as 2019, following several years of hosting conferences in Shenzhen. In the wake of today’s news, is no longer available in China.

SoftBank-backed Indian logistics startup Delhivery files for $1 billion IPO

Indian logistics startup Delhivery seeks to raise about $998 million in its initial public offering, the startup said in a filing with the local regulator, joining a number of other tech startups in t

Coinbase to acquire India’s Agara for over $40 million

Coinbase is acquiring the startup Agara, which operates an AI-powered customer support platform, the two said Tuesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange looks to make it easier for users to join the serv

SpaceX’s Starlink forms India subsidiary, aims to deploy 200,000 active terminals by 2022

Starlink, part of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, has registered its business in India and is preparing to apply for licenses from the local government, according to a top official. “Pleased t

WhatsApp brings its Business API to the cloud to speed adoption

WhatsApp will today begin beta testing a new, cloud-based version of its WhatsApp Business API, hosted on parent company Facebook’s infrastructure. With the shift to the cloud, the setup time fo

Zepto, a 10-minute grocery delivery app in India, raises $60 million

Two 19-year-old entrepreneurs, who previously collaborated on a number of projects including a ride-hailing commute app for school kids and left Stanford last year to pursue a new startup, said on Sun

Google and Jio’s $87 smartphone with custom Android OS goes on sale in India November 4

Google and top Indian telecom network Jio Platforms said on Friday that their much-anticipated budget smartphone, JioPhone Next, will go on sale in the world’s second-largest smartphone market o

Predicting the next wave of Southeast Asia tech giants

Despite the impressive growth and stellar companies grabbing headlines and tons of capital, Southeast Asia is only just entering the next phase of development.

Amazon-backed insurtech Acko joins unicorn club with $255 million funding

Insurance policy provider Acko is the latest Indian startup to become a unicorn, joining nearly three dozen other firms in the world’s second-largest internet market that have attainted the cove

Paytm seeks $20 billion valuation in India’s biggest IPO

Paytm, one of India’s most valuable startups, is seeking to raise as much as $2.4 billion in what is shaping up to be the biggest initial public offering in the country at a valuation of $20 billion

Snap tops 100 million users in India, partners with Flipkart and Android smartphone vendors

Snap said today it has amassed 100 million monthly active users in India, an impressive feat in the key overseas market where Facebook and Google reach over half a billion people, and is inking deals
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