Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet covers startups, tech policy-related updates, and all other major tech-centric developments from India for TechCrunch. He previously worked as a principal correspondent at NDTV. You can reach out to him at mail[at]journalistjagmeet[dot]com.

The Latest from Jagmeet Singh

Reddit protest plunges user engagement, site activity and ad portal visits

Reddit community moderators made a bold move earlier this month that caused quite a stir online. They took a stand against the platform’s decision to charge certain developers for access to its

India joins NASA’s Artemis Accords for collaborative lunar exploration

India has finally agreed to join the Artemis Accords, a NASA-led initiative to work together with other countries on space exploration and make a return to the moon, after months of silence about join

Andreessen Horowitz creates ‘Perennial’ evergreen fund amid market slowdown

Andreessen Horowitz, the storied venture firm known for being an early investor in some of the biggest tech companies (including Airbnb, Coinbase and GitHub), has created a new fund to continue growin

Olx Group cuts 800 jobs as it shuts down some markets

Olx Group, the online marketplace and classifieds business arm of Prosus, has cut around 800 jobs globally. Today’s move comes as the company started to close operations of its automotive busine

Peak XV Partners backs India’s Digantara to propel space situational awareness

Digantara, an Indian space tech startup that is working on space situational awareness, has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Peak XV Partners (formerly Sequoia Capital India and Southeast

LockBit claims ransomware attack on pharma giant Granules India

The Russia-linked ransomware group LockBit has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Indian pharmaceutical giant Granules India, and published portions of the data it allegedly stole. LockBit&#8

Indifi raises $35M to expand digital lending to more small businesses

Indifi Technologies, an Indian startup offering digital lending to small and medium businesses, has raised $35 million in a new funding round led by ICICI Venture, the investment arm of ICICI Bank. Ex

Disney’s Hotstar to offer free mobile cricket streaming in India to take on Reliance’s JioCinema

Disney’s Hotstar will offer free streaming of cricket tournaments to mobile users in India, following Reliance’s JioCinema comparable approach that helped it attract millions of viewers. O

Indian EV two-wheeler startup River raises $15M led by Dubai’s Al Futtaim Group

River, an Indian EV startup that introduced its first two-wheeler in February, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Dubai’s Al Futtaim Group. With today’s funding round, the st

India’s open e-commerce network expands to B2B transactions

The Indian government-backed open e-commerce network has been expanded to facilitate business-to-business (B2B) transactions — months after enabling transactions between consumers and merchants over

‘Stranger Things’ game developer BonusXP is shutting down

BonusXP, the game studio that worked with Netflix to kick off its gaming initiative and introduced “Stranger Things” titles on mobile devices, as well as on desktop and consoles, is shutti

Indian SaaS startup Capillary Technologies grabs $45M to expand globally

Capillary Technologies, an Indian SaaS startup that offers solutions for loyalty management and customer engagement, has raised $45 million in a funding round, as it plans to expand into global market

India kicks off a pilot to become electronics repair capital of the world

After expanding its footprint in manufacturing smartphones and other tech devices, India is looking to become the electronics repair capital of the world, taking the crown from China and Malaysia, whi

Taxfix, the $1B German accounting startup, slashes 120 jobs amid funding crunch

Taxfix leaped to a $1 billion valuation in 2022 on the back of a popular mobile app used by consumers to help with tax returns. But fast-forward to 2023, and the Berlin-based accounting startup is tak

OpenAI’s ChatGPT iOS app now available in Canada, India, Brazil and 30 more countries

OpenAI has expanded the availability of its ChatGPT app for iOS users in India and more than 30 other countries — just a week after its launching it in the U.S. The list of new countries include Alg

Amazon backs Indian kids fashion brand Hopscotch in $20M funding

Hopscotch, an Indian brand offering fashion wear for kids, has raised $20 million in a funding round led by Amazon amid the ongoing market slowdown and funding crunch that have significantly impacted

Reliance’s Zivame customers say their accounts were hacked

Some customers of Zivame, an Indian online women’s intimate apparel store owned by Reliance Retail, have complained that their accounts were hacked, leading to the exposure of their personal inf

Tiger Global backs Indian industrial IoT startup Infinite Uptime in $18.8M funding round

Infinite Uptime, an Indian industrial IoT startup that offers predictive maintenance solutions for machinery, has secured an additional $18.85 million as part of an ongoing funding round led by Tiger

Apple is on the hunt for generative AI talent

Apple, like a number of companies right now, may be grappling with what role the newest advances in AI are playing, and should play, in its business. But one thing Apple is confident about is the fact

India introduces a $2B program to boost local IT hardware production

India wants to be a bigger player in the global hardware manufacturing industry, and it sees a route to boosting local economies while doing so. Now, it’s putting some money where its mouth is.
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