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India bans 54 Chinese apps on ‘security concerns’ – report

The Indian government has issued fresh orders to ban over 54 Chinese apps, terming them as "a threat to privacy and security of Indians", local media The Economic Times reported…

India agri supply chain startup Onato raises $2.2 million Seed round led by Vertex Ventures and Omnivore

Onato, an India-based data-driven B2B platform for fresh produce, announced a Seed fundraising round in the amount of $2.2 million. The round was led by Singapore-based venture…

Sandeep Aneja, Founder & Managing Partner, Kaizenvest

A deep-dive into the importance of entrepreneur-driven disruptions in education and learning [Q&A with Kaizenvest’s Sandeep Aneja]

Educational technology or EdTech is a growing industry, valued globally at almost $75 billion in 2019 and forecast to grow 19.9 percent year-on-year to $319 billion by 2027. The…

Telemedecine doctor MFine

Singapore’s Heritas Capital leads $16M investment in India’s AI-driven HealthTech platform MFine

India’s frontrunning digital health startup, MFine, has secured an oversubscribed US$ 16 million led by Singaporean venture capital and private equity firm Heritas Capital…

ORIGIN 2020 | Digitizing small merchants in India

Due to the low credit card penetration rate in India, consumers typically purchase products on credit from the local mom-and-pop stores, said a series B fintech startup founder at…

Livspace gets $90m to be go-to place for home decoration

Livspace, which is basically a combo of IKEA and a home decoration service, has secured $90 million in series D funding, the startup announced this morning. Launched first in…

With over $1.3b, Sequoia has two new funds for region

Sequoia has just unlocked two new funds aimed at startups in Southeast Asia and India, the Silicon Valley VC firm announced yesterday. They are: $525 million venture fund for…

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Ex-Grab employees get series A funding for 4-month-old AI startup

A trio of former Grab employees who were instrumental in the ride-hail giant developing Grab Maps is now building up a new startup with unusual speed. Just four months after…