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Pintarnya is building a super app for Indonesia’s blue collar workers

Indonesia’s 60 million blue collar workers contribute 20% to its gross domestic product, but they face a lot of uncertainty. Many are forced to...

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India says VPN firms unwilling to comply with new rules ‘will have to pull out’

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the junior IT minister of India, said that VPN providers who wish to conceal who uses their services "will have to pull...

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Jungle Ventures closes a $600M fund, bringing its total assets under management to over $1B

Singapore-based venture firm Jungle Ventures is digging deeper into Southeast Asia and India with the close of its fourth fund. Fund IV totals $600...

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Sachin Bansal’s firm fails to secure India bank permit

The Indian central bank has rejected the application of Chaitanya India Fin Credit seeking permission to become a bank in a major setback to Flipkart...

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Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1, but less than you imagined

Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends, and more.

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Daily Crunch: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he’s on the hook for $750M SoftBank loan

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Indian food delivery giant Swiggy is acquiring Dineout for $200 million

Swiggy has amassed millions of users in India, helping them order food and grocery online in the country. The seven-year-old startup, India’s...

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Daily Crunch: Terraform Labs CEO goes public with strategy to re-peg sliding UST stablecoin

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Google launches Google Wallet to help you store your credit cards, tickets and more

Google today launched Google Wallet, a new Android and Wear OS app that will allow users to store things like credit cards, loyalty cards, digital...

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Google Translate adds 24 new languages, including its first indigenous languages of the Americas

In addition to improving Google Assistant’s ability to communicate with users in a more natural way, Google today also announced improvements...

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Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’

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Zomato tumbles below its last private valuation

Indian food delivery firm Zomato’s shares fell below 52 rupees apiece, giving it a market cap of $5.3 billion as tech stocks continue to...

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BharatPe to claw back founder’s shares, terminate ‘several’ employees

BharatPe says it has initiated actions to claw back co-founder Ashneer Grover’s restricted shares and terminate services of several employees...

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Daily Crunch: European startup studio eFounders unveils its next-generation CRM tool

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Amazon pledges $20 billion in exports from India by 2025

Amazon said on Wednesday that it aims to export locally produced Indian goods worth $20 billion by 2025, doubling its initial goal of $10 billion...

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Daily Crunch: Startup that transforms real-world items into NFTs raises $6.9M seed round

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Paramount+ reaches nearly 40M subscribers, will expand to the U.K., South Korea, and India

Paramount Global, formerly ViacomCBS, reported an overall total of 62.4 million global subscribers across its suite of streaming services, with...

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Andreessen Horowitz plans $500 million investment in Indian startups

Andreessen Horowitz is looking to get aggressive in India; it has earmarked about $500 million to back Indian startups.

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Google unveils new options for removing personal data from search results

Gooood [your time of day] startup fans! It’s a brand new week and we’re flippin’ psyched that it’s… wait, it is May? How’d that happen?...

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Zepto, a 10-minute grocery delivery app, raises $200 million at $900 million valuation

Instant grocery startup Zepto has raised $200 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its 10-minute-delivery service to more cities in...

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Google-backed neobank Open becomes unicorn with new funding

India has 100 unicorns now. The Bengaluru-headquartered neobank Open entered the coveted club on Monday with a new funding round, it said. The...

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Coinbase taps former Snap India head in emerging markets push

Coinbase has hired Durgesh Kaushik, the former head of Snap India, as Senior Director for Market Expansion.

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James Murdoch firm invests $600 million in India’s Allen Career Institute

Bodhi Tree is taking a $600 million stake in Allen Career Institute as Murdoch and former Disney executive Shankar's investment platform...

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India seizes $725 million assets from Xiaomi unit over illegal remittances

India's anti-money laundering agency said on Saturday it has seized assets worth about $725 million from Xiaomi India for breaching foreign...

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Daily Crunch: In latest earnings release, Twitter admits to miscounting users for the second time

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Amazon unveils over 40 new titles, movie rental service in India

Amazon on Thursday unveiled a slate of over 40 original and co-produced shows and movies in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages and launched its movie...

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Daily Crunch: US dangles reward up to $10M for info on 6 elite Russian military hackers

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WhatsApp follows Google in giving cash-back rewards to win payments users in India

WhatsApp, used by over 400 million users in India, is giving cash-back rewards to expand the reach of its mobile payments app.

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