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  • Indian Mobile Bank Eko Raises $5.5 Million, Processing $270 Million in Payments a Year

    Indian Mobile Bank Eko Raises $5.5 Million, Processing $270 Million in Payments a Year

    Innovative mobile banking platform Eko India Financial Services has raised $5.5 million from Creation Investments’ Social Venture fund, Promus Equity Partners and several unnamed angel investors. Mobile banking is one of the most exciting trends in the tech world outside Silicon Valley. And now that more people have mobile phones than toilets in the world, there’s a real chance… Read More

  • SMSONE: Micro-Local News From India To Make Silicon Valley Jealous

    Of the hundreds of companies I meet in any given country, I only write about a handful. Sometimes it’s the ones that seem to be copying a US idea, but in reality are building their company in a completely unique—and frequently more profitable—way. Other times, I’m captivated by an idea that’s perfect for an emerging market, but probably wouldn’t work in… Read More