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Meet the b2b videoconferencing startup that’s gone crazy for online dating

Meet the b2b videoconferencing startup that’s gone crazy for online dating Founder Andreas Kröpfl has spent almost a decade hard-grafting in the b2b unified communications space, building a videoconferencing business with a patented single-stream system and a claim of no ‘drop-offs’ thanks to “unique low-bandwidth technology”. His Austria-based startup’s current web-based videoconferencing […]

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Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and […]

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Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

Catalyst Fund gets M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups The Catalyst Fund has gained $15 million in new support from JP Morgan and UK Aid and will back 30 fintech startups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America over the next three years. The Boston based accelerator […]

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Venture Highway announces $78.6M second fund to invest in early-stage startups in India

Venture Highway announces .6M second fund to invest in early-stage startups in India Venture Highway, a VC firm in India founded by former Google executive Samir Sood, said on Thursday it has raised $78.6 million for its second fund as it looks to double down on investing in early-stage startups. The firm, […]

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Over two dozen encryption experts call on India to rethink changes to its intermediary liability rules

Over two dozen encryption experts call on India to rethink changes to its intermediary liability rules Security and encryption experts from around the world are joining a number of organizations to call on India to reconsider its proposed amendments to local intermediary liability rules. In an open letter to India’s IT Minister […]

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Paytm targets merchants to fight back Google and Walmart in India’s crowded payments field

Paytm targets merchants to fight back Google and Walmart in India’s crowded payments field Paytm today announced two new features for businesses as the financial services firm looks to expand its reach in the nation that has quickly become one of the world’s most crowded and competitive payments markets. The Noida-headquartered firm, […]

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China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US

China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, TikTok, currently the world’s hottest social media app, welcomed […]

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Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell

Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I noted […]

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Indian B2B food tech startup HungerBox raises $12M from Paytm and others

Indian B2B food tech startup HungerBox raises M from Paytm and others HungerBox, an Indian food tech startup that has courted 10 of the 11 largest companies in the country to use its services, today announced it has raised $12 million from Paytm and others as it looks to sign clients in […]

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India shuts down internet once again, this time in Assam and Meghalaya

India shuts down internet once again, this time in Assam and Meghalaya India maintained a shutdown of the internet in the states of Assam and Meghalaya on Friday, now into 36 hours, to control protests over a controversial and far-reaching new citizen rule. The shutdown of the internet in Assam and Meghalaya, […]

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