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Indian fintechs request central bank to treat full-KYC PPI same as bank account to survive crackdown

Payments giants and fintech startups in India on Saturday requested the central bank to treat widely used prepaid payment instruments on par with...

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India’s central bank cracks down on fintech startups

For fintech startups, lending has long been the end game. A notice from India’s central bank this week has thrown a wrench into the ecosystem,...

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Indian fintech Slice tops $1.5 billion valuation in new funding to scale UPI payments

Slice, a fintech startup that is bringing credit card features to millions of Indians, has raised $50 million in a new financing round led by Tiger...

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Fintech Slice joins UPI race to challenge PhonePe and Google Pay

Slice is adding the popular railroad UPI on its eponymous app as the Indian fintech looks to broaden its offerings and pushes to become a one-stop...

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India’s Slice gears up to take on PhonePe and Google Pay with UPI support

A new player is preparing to enter India’s crowded and yet duopoly-sided UPI payments market. Bengaluru-headquartered Slice, which became a unicorn...

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Google-backed Indian carrier Airtel launches credit card

Airtel said on Monday it is launching a credit card, the latest attempt from the Google-backed Indian telecom operator to make inroads with financial...

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Temasek in talks to back India’s OneCard at $1.5 billion valuation

FPL Technologies, the Indian startup that operates OneCard, is set to double its valuation to about $1.5 billion in a new financing round, just a...

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Indian neobank Niyo raises $100 million, tops 4 million customers

India’s Niyo has raised $100 million in a new financing round as the consumer-facing neobank platform looks to add lending and insurance to its...

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Indian fintech Uni raises $70 million for its pay-later cards offering

Uni, an Indian startup that offers users pay-later cards, has raised $70 million in a financing round as it looks to broaden its product offerings in...

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Equity Monday: New unicorns kick off the week as India get cross with Starlink

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. With a...

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India’s Slice becomes unicorn with $220M funding from Tiger Global, Insight Partners and Advent

Indian fintech Slice, which offers a credit card challenging product, has joined the unicorn club with fresh funds from Tiger Global, Insight...

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India’s Blume Ventures raises $105 million in the first close of its fourth fund

Blume Ventures said on Wednesday it has raised $105 million in the first close of its fourth fund, less than two years after finalizing its previous...

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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...

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Indian fintech Slice launches $27 credit limit cards to tap 200 million users

Even as there are hundreds of millions of Indians who have bank accounts, only about 30 million of them have credit cards. The adoption rate of the...

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Do you need a SPAC therapist?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....

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Slice raises $40M to power ordering and marketing for independent pizzerias

Slice, a startup that helps independent pizzerias build an online business, has raised another $40 million in Series D funding. The round was led by...

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Slice is launching a point-of-sale system for pizzerias

Slice, the online ordering platform for independent pizzerias, announced two new offerings this morning — a point-of-sale system designed...

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Slice raises $20 million to go after the credit card industry in India

Slice, an Indian fintech startup that has built a “super card” for millennials in India, said on Monday it has raised $20 million in a new...

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Equity Monday: Big iPads and Ballmer-era Google

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is...

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