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eleva8or introducer engine helps Startups and Investors come together efficiently

For Startups, eleva8or helps them to prepare for due-diligence to attract capital from savvy investors around the globe

For Investors, eleva8or helps to provide exposure to new and emerging tech startups that fit their investment profiles

eleva8or is not crowdfunding, typically one or two Investors participate in deals

eleva8or also assists with cross-border market discovery and entry, with connections to soft-landing programs

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Amazon Pay users in India can now pay their utility, mobile and cable bills with Alexa

On October 16, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Payments, amazon pay, india

Amazon Pay users in India can now use voice command with Alexa to pay their utility, internet, mobile and satellite cable TV bills, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday. This is the first time, the company said, it is pairing these functionalities with Amazon Pay in any market. The e-commerce giant, which competes with Walmart’s […]

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL not launching in India

On October 15, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Gadgets, Government, Hardware, Android, Google, Google Hardware Event 2019, india

The Pixel 4 and Pixel XL smartphones that Google just unveiled at a press conference in New York won’t launch in India, one of the company’s key overseas markets, the Android-maker said on Tuesday. The bottleneck lies in the headline feature Project Soli, a radar-based motion-sensing chip baked into the new Pixel smartphones that relies […]

Walmart’s Flipkart confirms it is entering the food retail business in India

On October 15, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Food, Flipkart, india, Walmart

India’s Flipkart is entering the food retail business as the e-commerce giant looks to expand its reach in the nation, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Flipkart, which sold majority stake in the company to Walmart for $16 billion last year, has registered an entity called “Flipkart Farmermart Pvt Ltd” — in compliance with local […]

True Balance raises $23M to bring its payments app to more small cities and towns in India

On October 15, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, Payments, Recent Funding, Startups, india, True Balance

South Korean startup True Balance, which operates an eponymous financial services app aimed at tens of millions of users in small cities and towns in India, has closed a new financing round as it looks to court more first-time users in the world’s second largest internet market. True Balance said on Tuesday that it has […]

India’s Reliance Jio unveils video call assistant to help businesses automate customer support

On October 14, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Developer, india, reliance jio

Before Google moves to bring its human-sounding robot calling service Duplex to help users automate their interactions with businesses to international markets, an Indian giant is deploying its own solution to get a jumpstart on the local market. Reliance Jio today unveiled AI-powered Video Call Assistant service that will allow businesses to automate their customer […]

State-run IRCTC delivers India’s best trading debut in 2 years

On October 14, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Fundings & Exits, aloke bajpai, india, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a state-run firm that offers train ticketing and catering services in India, more than doubled on its first day of trading in what was the best public debut for a local firm in two years. The firm, the fourth public company to come out of Indian Railways, sold […]

Club Factory raises $100M to expand its lifestyle e-commerce platform in India

On October 11, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, bertelsmann, Club Factory, IDG Capital, india, Qiming Venture Partners

Club Factory, a Chinese e-commerce platform that sells fashion and beauty items and electronics accessories, has raised $100 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in India. The new financing round — Series D — was led by Qiming Venture Partners, Bertelsmann, IDG Capital “and  other Fortune 500 companies […]

India’s Vahdam Teas raises $11M to grow its tea-commerce business in the US and Europe

On October 10, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Food, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, Bala Sarda, Fireside Ventures, Sixth Sense Ventures, vahdam teas

Vahdam Teas, an India-based e-commerce startup that sells fresh tea in international markets, has closed a new financing round as it looks to expand its presence in the U.S. and Europe. The three-year-old startup said it has raised $11 million in its Series C financing round. The round, which according to a person familiar with […]

China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app

On October 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Natasha Lomas
Categories: Apps, Asia, Privacy, app-store, Apple, apple inc, China, crowdsourcing, Democracy, HKmaps, hong kong, Huawei, iOS, iOS App Store, iPhone, iTunes, Trump administration, United States, waze

Apple’s decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street closures and police presence, is attracting the ire of the Chinese government. An article in Chinese state mouthpiece, China Daily, attacks the iPhone maker for reversing an earlier decision not to allow […]

Amazon, Walmart confront India’s slowing economy as holiday season growth stalls

On October 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Policy, Amazon India, Flipkart, india

Even India’s biggest festive season, featuring blinding marketing blitzkrieg and heavy discounts from Amazon India and Walmart’s Flipkart, has failed to escape the pains of slowing economy. Online retailers in India sold goods worth $3 billion in the six-day festive sale that concluded last week, growing at an impressive 30% since last year, according to […]

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

On October 8, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Entertainment, alibaba, China Central Television, JD.com, national basketball association, NBA, Tencent, vivo

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the world’s most populous nation. Vivo, which […]

The NBA should learn from Google China

On October 7, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Danny Crichton
Categories: Asia, Government, Policy, China, Google, LinkedIn, NBA

By now, you’ve probably heard about the tweet heard ‘round the world, or at least, the part of the world where Mandarin is spoken. The GM of the Houston Rockets basketball franchise wrote a tweet — since deleted — supporting the democracy protesters that have lit up Hong Kong these past few weeks. As Eben […]

Ritesh Agarwal to invest $700M in Oyo’s new $1.5B financing round

On October 7, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, lightspeed venture partners, oyo rooms, ritesh agarwal, SoftBank Group

India’s largest budget lodging startup Oyo Hotels and Homes said today it plans to raise about $1.5 billion as part of a new financing round as the startup looks to expand its footprints in the U.S. and Europe. Ritesh Agarwal, the founder and CEO of Oyo, said he will invest $700 million in the startup’s new […]

Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India

On October 4, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Food, Funding, Logistics, Recent Funding, Startups, Amazon, BigBasket, Dunzo, Flipkart, Google, india, lightbox, Swiggy, Xiaomi

An Indian startup that is increasingly posing a threat to established food and grocery delivery businesses and e-commerce giants just closed a new financing round to expand its business in the nation. Bangalore-based Dunzo said today it has raised $45 million from Google, Lightbox Ventures, STIC Investment and STIC Ventures, and 3L Capital in a […]

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in the US, other international markets

On October 3, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Enterprise, Funding, Recent Funding, SaaS, Startups, Fyle, G Suite, india, Office 365, Series A, Steadview Capital, WhatsApp

Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million of new investment as it looks to court more clients in overseas markets. The additional $4.5 million tranche of investment was led by U.S.-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, the startup said. Tiger Global, Freshworks and […]

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh,’ won the local video streaming market with just $10M

On October 2, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Entertainment, Media, Startups, Venture Capital, Video, ALTBalaji, Apple, colors, Disney, healthcare, iflix, internet television, mesh network, Microsoft, Multimedia, Netflix, peer to peer, Sony, Streaming Media, video hosting, video on demand, video streaming services, YouTube

Thousands of miles away from the U.S., where technology giants, cable networks, and studios are locked in an intense multi-billion dollar battle to court users to their video streaming services, a startup in Bangladesh has already won the local video streaming market. And it did all of this in six years with less than $10 […]

India’s Udaan raises $585M to expand its B2B e-commerce platform

On October 2, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Finance, Funding, Logistics, Recent Funding, Startups, Amazon, DST Global, Flipkart, ggv capital, Google, india, lightspeed venture partners, Tencent, Udaan

Udaan, a three-year-old business-to-business e-commerce platform in India, has raised more than half a billion dollars in a new financing round as it looks to bring more kirana stores (neighborhood stores), chemists and other small businesses online through its marketplace. The startup said today it has raised $585 million in a Series D round from […]

India’s NoBroker raises $50M to help people buy and rent without real estate brokers

On October 2, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Real Estate, general atlantic, NestAway, nobroker, oyo, tiger global, Tiger Global Management

An Indian startup that is attempting to improve the way how millions of people in the nation lease or buy an apartment — by not paying any brokerage — just raised a significant amount of capital to further expand its business. NoBroker said on Wednesday it has raised $50 million in a new financing round. […]

Khatabook raises $25M to help small businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept online payments

On October 1, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, DST Global, ggv capital, india, Khatabook, Mukesh Ambani, reliance jio, RTP Ventures, Tencent, Y Combinator

Even as tens of millions of Indians have come online for the first time in recent years, most businesses in the nation remain offline. They continue to rely on long notebooks to keep a log of their financial transactions. A nine-month-old startup that is helping them digitize their bookkeeping and accept online payments just raised […]

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

On September 30, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Catherine Shu
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Media, Social, Startups, TC, Apple, apple news, bytedance, China, communication, fake news, Filter Bubble, Japan, jeannie yang, machine learning, mobile device, News, news discovery, north carolina, presidential election, smartnews, social media, Toutiao, wall-street-journal

Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The company straddles two very different markets: the U.S. and its home country of Japan, where it is one of the […]

 

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eleva8or introducer engine helps Startups and Investors come together efficiently

For Startups, eleva8or helps them to prepare for due-diligence to attract capital from savvy investors around the globe

For Investors, eleva8or helps to provide exposure to new and emerging tech startups that fit their investment profiles

eleva8or is not crowdfunding, typically one or two Investors participate in deals

eleva8or also assists with cross-border market discovery and entry, with connections to soft-landing programs

 

More details about what we offer here