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December 23, 2020
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Google leads $145M investment in India’s Glance; backs DailyHunt in $100M round

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Indian startup Glance, which serves news, media content, and games on the lock screen of over 100 million smartphones, has a new investor: Google. The two-year-old Glance, which is....

October 15, 2020
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Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

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Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps ....

September 25, 2020
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India’s ShareChat raises $40 million, says its short-video platform Moj now reaches 80 million users

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ShareChat, an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $40 million from a clutch of investors after th....

September 16, 2020
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Indian fantasy sports app Dream11’s parent firm raises $225M at over $2.5B valuation

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Dream Sports, the parent firm of fantasy sports app Dream11, has secured $225 million in a new financing round as the Mumbai-headquartered firm builds what it calls “end-to-end ....

September 6, 2020
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Qualcomm-powered Chinese XR startup Nreal raises $40 million

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Nreal, one of the most-watched mixed reality startups in China, just secured $40 million from a group of high-profile investors in a Series B round that could potentially bring mo....

August 21, 2020
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Daily Crunch: SpaceX raises $1.9 billion

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SpaceX raises a huge funding round, Apple launches new radio stations and we review the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. This is your Daily Crunch for August 18, 2020. The big story: Space....

August 7, 2020
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Funding in an uncertain market: using venture debt to bridge the gap

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Will Hutchins Contributor Share on Twitter Will Hutchins is a managing director at Espresso Capital, a leading provider of innovative growth financing and ventur....

July 5, 2020
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Intel to invest $253.5 million in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

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Intel said on Friday it will invest $253.5 million in Jio Platforms, joining a roster of high-profile investors including Facebook, General Atlantic, and Silver Lake that have bac....

May 4, 2020
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Classplus raises $9M to grow its Shopify-like platform for teachers and coaching centers in India

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An India-based startup that has built a Shopify -like platform for coaching centers to accept fees digitally from students, and deliver classes and study material online has receiv....

March 26, 2020
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Cazoo, the used-car sales portal, raises another $116M

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The rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic has put a freeze on many in-person sales and transactions for goods and services, so in what might be a sign of the times for funding i....