Tagged: india

Telr Recieves $3 Million Series B Funding

Mumbai-Singapore based Telr, founded in 2014 by Sirish Kumar and Elias Ghanmen, has received additional funding in a Series B round. Telr received $3 million led by Innovation East Funds.  Telr is a payments gateway, MCA and ecommerce platform that is growing in emerging markets. Telr expects… Read More

Paytm Payments Bank Limited to Launch Next Week

Paytm is launching a bank. The news was published in advance of the announcement that SoftBank had invested $1.6 billion into Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications Limited. The SoftBank investment may have been incentivized due to the fact the Reserve Bank of India had approved the… Read More

SoftBank Backs Paytm with $1.6 Billion

Paytm has announced that SoftBank has invested in their parent company One97 Communications Limited. The $1.6 billion commitment is said to be the single largest funding round from a single investor in India. Crowdfund Insider reported this past week that Paytm was discussing an investment… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Announces Fintech RegLab Winners, Welcomes Next Round of Applicants

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has announced its first batch of Fintech Regulatory Laboratory (Reglab) participants comprising five local and international Fintech startups with various innovation offerings.The ADGM Reglab is reportedly the first Fintech regulatory sandbox and framework in the… Read More

Indian Mobile Wallet Paytm Acquires FreeCharge, in Talks with SoftBank

Paytm is now in talks with SoftBank to raise up to $1.9 billion in fresh funding, hiking its value to a cool $8 billion or more, according to multiple new sources. Paytm counts over 218 million wallet users; last month alone Paytm clocked 255 million transactions.  Founded… Read More

MobiKwik Reaches for Unicorn Status, Set to Raise Funding from BlackRock

One billion dollars. MobiKwik is set to raise funds from investors including BlackRock Inc. which will value the innovative Indian Fintech company at about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. Headquartered in Gurgaon, MobiKwik offers a mobile phone based payment system. Customers add money to an online wallet that… Read More

India’s Impact Guru & GlobalGiving Announces Partnership: Offers Tax Benefits to International Donors in the U.S. & UK

India-based crowdfunding platform for NGOs, medical, and personal causes Impact Guru announced on Tuesday it formed a partnership with U.S. and UK-based non-profit crowdfunding platform, GlobalGiving. According to the duo, this new partnership will enable vetted Indian NGOs and social enterprises raising funds on Impact Guru to… Read More

India Mobile Payment Buzz: Potential MobiKwik FreeCharge Merger

According to multiple new sources, MobiKwik and FreeCharge are considering an all-stock deal merger. Post-merger, the platform also anticipates an additional $200 million (nearly Rs 1,300 crore) injection from an unnamed Chinese investor. FreeCharge, part of online marketplace Snapdeal, has reportedly been seeking a buyer for some time, having recently… Read More

Japanese IB Nomura Opens Fintech Program in Mumbai, PwC, Google, IBM & Amazon Internet Services Join Effort

Japanese investment bank Nomura has set up a fintech program in India, inviting entrepreneurs in Mumbai to build new tools for capital markets. The Voyager partnership aims to give Indian fintech specialists access to Nomura’s resources at the Mumbai innovation centre, enabling them to test their ideas using… Read More

What’s Up with WhatsApp In India?

WhatsApp seems to be laying down the groundwork for a P2P operation in India. The Facebook-owned global messaging service is currently advertising for a digital transaction lead with experience of UPI, Aadhaar and BHIM, seen as the precursor to a possible P2P payments service launch in India, according to multiple… Read More

World First Announces India Expansion, Participates in UK Economic Trade Mission to India

  World First, an international Fintech payments and currency firm, has launched its service in India as the business accelerates its international growth plan. The announcement comes as World First joins the UK Government’s trade mission to India alongside Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer,… Read More

UK Government Trip to India Looks to Strengthen Fintech Relationships in a Post Brexit World

As the UK moves forward with the separation from Europe, government officials are looking beyond Europe to improve bilateral relationships to improve trade and other areas. As Fintech is an emerging industry that is vital to the future of Great Britain, it simply makes sense… Read More

Brief: PayPal Partners with Vistarooms.com, Fraud-Free Travel in India

Do you remember using Travelers Checks when traveling? Filling out your name on individual checks and jotting down all those checks numbers? Checking into an international American Express office to exchange money, picking up mail or making a telephone call? Collect? Lugging around a Let’s… Read More

“World’s Largest Fintech Hub” LATTICE80 Expands into India

Marvelstone Group, the private investment group behind Fintech hub LATTICE80, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in India to open the first LATTICE80 location outside of Singapore. Headquartered in Singapore, Marvelstone is a private investment group that develops specialized investment… Read More

Yes We Can! MobiKwik Co-Founder Upasana Taku to Indian PM Modi: It’s Time to Pass the Women’s Reservation Bill

Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, MobiKwik co-founder Upasana Taku wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to consider the passage of Women’s Reservation Bill, which is aimed to reserve 33% of seats in Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women. Taku indicted that Mobikwik… Read More

Alibaba Continues its Push for Global Dominance with Stake in Paytm

Alibaba has been roaming the globe acquiring or investing digital businesses. The most recent investment lands in India – marking an important entrant for Jack Ma’s firm. According to multiple reports, Alibaba has led a funding round in Paytm, an Indian ecommerce and payments platform. A… Read More

Digital Lenders Association of India & PwC Publish Report on Impact of Fintech

The Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI), a private association formed by leading Fintech companies in the online lending space such as KredX, Capital Float, Lendingkart, Finomena, Rubique, Zest Money, Indialends and Neogrowth, has released a report entitled Union Budget 2017: Impact of Digital Financial Services…. Read More