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India’s Blume Ventures more than doubles in size, raises over $250 million for new fund

Indian venture firm Blume has raised over $250 million for a new fund, its fourth and largest, as it looks to get more aggressive. → Read More

Telegram Premium tops 1 million subscribers

Telegram Premium has amassed over 1 million subscribers, just five months after the popular instant messaging app launched the paid offering. → Read More

Amazon set to launch Prime Gaming in India

Amazon is inching closer to launching its gaming subscription service, Prime Gaming, to its Prime subscribers in India. → Read More

SBM Bank India, building BaaS platform, seeks funding at $200 million valuation

SBM Bank India is engaging with investors to raise capital and pitching the vision of becoming one of the top banking-as-a-service providers. → Read More

Temasek backs India’s HealthKart in $135 million funding

Indian consumer nutrition platform HealthKart has raised $135 million in a new financing round despite the market slump. → Read More

India won’t enforce payments market share cap until 2025 in win for Google and Walmart

India won’t enforce a check on the market share for players operating on the homegrown payments network until December 31, 2024 in a surprising extension to the deadline that analysts say is a major a win for the market leaders Google Pay and Walmart’s PhonePe in the South Asian market. The National Payments Corporation of […] → Read More

Indian agritech DeHaat tops $700 million valuation in $60 million funding

Agritech DeHaat plans to use the new funding to deepen its penetration in the country and reach break-even profitability within two years. → Read More

Telegram shares users data in copyright violation lawsuit

The compliance is a remarkable illustration of the data Telegram stores on its users and can be made to disclose by authorities. → Read More

India to pilot retail digital currency on December 1

With e-rupee, India is hoping to lower the economy’s reliance on cash, enable cheaper international settlements and protect people from private cryptocurrencies. → Read More

CRED acquires CreditVidya

India's CRED is acquiring CreditVidya, a SaaS startup that helps firms underwrite first-time borrowers. → Read More

Amazon shutting down wholesale distribution in third business exit in India

The closure of wholesale distribution is the latest in a series of retreats for Amazon in India, where it has deployed over $7 billion. → Read More

Amazon to shut down food delivery business in India

Amazon will shut down its food delivery business in India by the end of the year, the retailer said Friday, retreating from a vertical it entered less than three years ago. The retailer will shut down the food delivery business, called Amazon Food, on December 29 in India. The company launched Food in India in […] → Read More

Amazon to shut down its online learning platform in India

Amazon will be shutting down Amazon Academy, an online learning platform it launched in India for high-school students last year. → Read More

Delhivery hits all-time low, market cap falls below 2021 private valuation

India's Sensex remains up 4.16% this year, considerably outperforming S&P 500 Index (-16.5%) and China's CSI 300 (-23.27%). → Read More

Amazon launches second cloud region in India, pledges $4.4 billion investment

Amazon has launched its second AWS region in India and says the cloud unit will invest more than $4.4 billion in the country by 2030. → Read More

Flipkart chief warns startups of turmoil and funding crunch for another 12 to 18 months

The funding winter for startups may continue for another 12 to 18 months, Flipkart chief executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy has warned. → Read More

GoTo cuts 1,300 jobs as it anticipates ‘uncertainties’ to linger for long

GoTo Group is cutting 1,300 jobs, or 12% of its workforce, it informed staff early Friday, as Indonesia’s largest internet company attempts to trim costs and improve finances. → Read More

WhatsApp broadens in-app business directory and search features

WhatsApp is introducing Yellow Pages-like features to help users find businesses in its latest push to make deeper inroads with e-commerce. → Read More

Binance chief says crypto exchange doesn’t see viable business in India

"To be honest, I don't think India is a very crypto-friendly environment," said Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao. → Read More

Meta appoints new India head amid key departures in its largest market

Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the new India head following several high-profile departures in its key overseas market. → Read More