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San Francisco-based AngelList Launches New India-Focused Venture Capital and Angel Fund

San Francisco-based AngelList, a platform facilitating online capital formation and job-seekers interested in working at startups, has launched a new India-focused venture capital and angel fund, according to a report in the Economic Times. The newly launched fund will allow individuals to raise relatively small… Read More

Report: Indian Finance Minister Says Many Countries Cautious About “Rushing” into Crypto

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that despite a sense of urgency kicked up by Facebook’s proposal to create a global currency system (Libra), many countries remain cautious about “rushing into” a cryptocurrency arms race, Business Standard reports. “On our side, the Reserve Bank Governor (Shantikanta… Read More

India’s Largest Mobile Payments Group Paytm to Raise $2 Billion from Ant Financial, Softbank to Expand Operations

Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company, is planning to raise $2 billion from investors including Alibaba’s Ant Financial and Softbank in order to compete with other giant retailers such as Amazon and Walmart, according to sources familiar with the matter As reported by the Financial… Read More

U.S. Fintech C2FO Announces Acquisition of India Payment Platform Priority Vendor

C2FO, a fintech firm and market for working capital based in the U.S., announced on Wednesday it is acquiring India-based payment platform, Priority Vendor. C2FO reported that through the acquisition, Indian suppliers will receive a continuous flow of capital at costs lower than traditional financing… Read More

Walmart Is Using Blockchain Technology to Track Indian-Sourced Shrimp Delivered to Sam’s Clubs Stores

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT), a Bentonville, Arkansas headquartered multinational retail corporation, is partnering with tech giant IBM, in order to use blockchain technology to monitor its shrimp supply chains. Walmart will be using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to track Indian-sourced shrimp delivered to several Sam’s Club… Read More

Varanium Capital to Raise $28 Million for Early Stage Fintech Venture Fund

Mumbai-based Varanium Capital, an asset manager that provides investment and consulting services to public and private businesses, is reportedly planning to raise ₹200-crore (appr. $28 million) for a Fintech-focused early stage venture capital fund. The Varanium NexGen intends to strategically invest around ₹2-5 crore (each),… Read More

Airpay Payment Services Forms Partnership with InstaReM

Mumbai-based Airpay Payment Services, a payments platform, has announced a partnership with InstaReM, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital cross-border payments companies. The new partnership will launch “FX Payment”, an international payments solution for its merchants. Airpay’s “FX payment” is an alternative to credit cards… Read More

National Payments Corporation of India Requests Digital Payments Firm PhonePe to Add Another Banking Partner

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has requested Bengaluru-based digital payments firm PhonePe to work with another banking partner for its Unified Payments Service (UPI) model. PhonePe’s management has reportedly decided to work with Mumbai-headquartered multinational banking and financial services company ICICI Bank. According… Read More

Switzerland-based EST Group Is Planning to Invest $250 Million into Indian Fintech Firms

Switzerland-based EST Group announced on September 27 that it will invest $250 million in the next 18 months into various Indian Fintech companies. EST Group said in a release that it is very bullish about the Indian market due to great potential for new opportunities…. Read More

Bithumb Global Announces Plans to Launch in India

Bithumb Global, the global platform for Bithumb, a South Korea- based digital asset exchange, has announced its plans of coming to India. Bithumb reported that it will now onboard Indian customers with a sign-up incentive along with the opportunity for Indian exchanges to become a… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Instructs Institutions to Stop “Agents” From Accessing Credit Bureau Data

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently instructed local banks and non-bank lending institutions to stop “agents” from reviewing credit bureau data.  The central bank’s directive could have a negative impact on software service providers, who work with local banks to assess credit quality. Several… Read More

India Slashes Corporate Tax Rates to Encourage Investments and Boost Economic Growth

India has slashed its corporate tax rates in order to encourage companies to make investments and help grow the nation’s struggling economy. Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman noted that the base corporate tax rate would be reduced from 30% to 22%.  Shortly after the announcement,… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Chief Fintech Officer Appointed Fintech Advisor to India’s Odisha State

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank, announced on Thursday the appointment of its chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty as a digital and fintech advisor to India’s Odisha state, according to a report by the Times of India. In his new advisory… Read More

Chinese Electronics Giant Xiaomi Is Expanding Rapidly into Global Mobile Phone Markets

Beijing-headquartered mobile technology and software firm Xiaomi has been developing premium smartphones and selling them at competitive prices. Referred to as the “Apple of China,” the consumer electronics company recently penetrated India’s consumer markets. Xiaomi’s smartphone has become India’s most popular mobile device, according to… Read More

Bengalaru-based Fintech Moneytap Awarded Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) License

Fintech firms that originally offered loan originations and pure-play credit marketplaces are now looking to become lenders themselves. Some of these firms have either applied for or have received a non-banking finance company (NBFC) license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), according to local… Read More

Fintech: The Reserve Bank of India Posts Framework for Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published the final “Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox,” as it joins a growing legion of government entities seeking to facilitate Fintech innovation in a compliant manner.  The draft Framework for the Regulatory Sandbox (RS) was published in April… Read More

Indian Telecom Jio Launching “Blockchain Network”

Indian telecom company Reliance Jio will launch, “one of the largest blockchain networks in the world over the next 12 months,” the company’s owner, Mukesh Ambani, told attendees at the company’s annual General meeting August 12th. Ambani also promised, “The network will have tens of thousands… Read More

Indian Police Arrest Another Alleged Bitconnect Scam Leader in Gujarat

Another alleged principle promoter of the failed $4 billion USD Bitconnect cryptocurrency Ponzi (now attempting resurrection) has been arrested in India, India Times reports. Rakesh Savani was arrested in the coast city of Sujat in northwest India last Friday. Authorities have also seized property and… Read More

India Fintech Zeta Announces Series C Investment Round Led by Sodexo Benefits and Rewards

Zeta, an India-based fintech company, announced on Tuesday it has secured a Series C investment from Sodexo Benefits and Rewards (BRS), at a valuation of $300 million. Founded in 2015, Zeta, part of the Directi Group, describes itself as a fintech leader offering a wide… Read More

India Minister of State For Finance States There Is No Official Ban on Cryptocurrency in the Country Yet

Following the news that Indian “blockchain lawyer” Varun Sethi leaked a copy of draft legislation proposing a ban on cryptocurrencies in India, India Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur reportedly stated there is yet to be an official ban on cryptocurrency in India. According… Read More

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