Last week, Postman raised $150MM at a valuation of $2Bn and entered the coveted unicorn club.
Last fortnight, TikTok stepped into a maelstrom of a ratings collapse, being ripped off by a clone and getting uninstalled for being a “Chinese” product.
Last fortnight, everything in business news was Reliance, Reliance and only Reliance.
Last fortnight, Tally extended a free 30 day license for its customers, amid the increasing pressure on SMEs due to COVID-19.
Last fortnight, Zomato was reported to be buying grocery delivery upstart Grofers for $750MM, as the country’s lockdown saw a surge in groceries and a collapse in eating out.
Last fortnight, global SaaS builder Zoho launched an emergency subscription assistance program, providing its app suite for free, after a record year of ~$500MM+ of revenue.
Last fortnight, EdTech upstart Unacademy disclosed details of its $110M Series E raise, being one of the few bright spots in a global economy ravaged by panic.
Last fortnight, health tech upstart Practo released Practo Insights showing growth in search queries, and how healthcare in India is evolving.
Last fortnight, Shopee was ranked the most positively discussed brand in Malaysia, beating the likes of WhatsApp and competitor Lazada to cap off an epic 2019.
Last week, India’s namkeen industry held a convention commemorating annual sales of INR 1 lakh Cr ($14Bn), led by snacks giant Haldiram's.
Last fortnight, GoJek acquired Indonesia’s mobile payments startup Moka for $120MM, paving the way to becoming the leading digital payments player in Indonesia.
Last fortnight, home security upstart MyGate raised $56MM to expand its technology offering to more Indian homes.
Last fortnight, 3 year old Udaan raised $585MM, helping the fastest Indian unicorn reaching a valuation of close to $3Bn.
Last fortnight, DailyHunt was in the midst of closing its $30MM+ funding round to take it north of a $500MM valuation.
Last fortnight, fintech upstart CRED raised $120MM, within a year of its launch.
Last fortnight, Dunzo was in conversations to raise $100MM, bringing it closer to Dunzo everything and become a unicorn.
Last fortnight, BlackBuck reported it was planning to scale to a million drivers as it raised capital to be a unicorn.
Last fortnight, online insurance platform PolicyBazaar was looking to raise $300MM at a $1.5Bn valuation.
Last week, entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow was looking to raise $100MM, vaulting it to a unicorn valued at $1.1Bn.
Last week, B2B online listing platform IndiaMart had a $60MM IPO subscribed 36 times, a big first for an online Indian e-commerce player.