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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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YC-backed Lokal wants to bring local news, classifieds to 900 million Indians in their regional languages

On August 16, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Media, Mobile, india, Lokal, Y Combinator

Each month millions of Indians are coming online for the first time, making India the last great growth market for internet companies worldwide. But winning them presents its own challenges. These users, most of whom live in small cities and villages in India, can’t speak English. Their interests and needs are different from those of […]

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat

On August 16, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Social, Startups, india, sharechat, Twitter

Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in regional languages, just answered that question with a $100 million financing round led by global giant Twitter . Other than Twitter, TrustBridge Partners, and existing investors Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF […]

Huawei pushes back launch of 5G foldable, the Mate X

On August 15, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Natasha Lomas
Categories: Asia, Mobile, Android, foldable smartphone, Huawei, huawei mate x, Samsung, samsung galaxy fold, shenzhen, smartphone, tablet computer

If you were desperately ripping days off of your calendar until you could get your hands on Huawei’s $2,600 5G foldable, the Mate X — which was originally slated to launch next month — it sounds like you’re going to have to wait a bit longer, per TechRadar which attended a press event at Huawei’s […]

Oyo to invest $335M in vacation rental business in Europe push

On August 14, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Europe, oyo, oyo rooms, Vacation Rentals

Indian budget hotel booking startup Oyo will invest €300 million ($335 million) in its vacation home rental business, it said Wednesday, as it looks to expand its footprint in Europe and possibly closely compete with global giant Airbnb, one of its investors. The Gurgaon-based startup, which acquired Amsterdam-based holiday rental company Leisure in May this […]

Xiaomi tops Indian smartphone market for eighth straight quarter

On August 13, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, Apple, india, OnePlus, Samsung, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, vivo, Xiaomi

Xiaomi has now been India’s top smartphone seller for eight straight quarters. The company has become a constant headache for Samsung in the world’s second largest smartphone market as sales have slowed pretty much everywhere else in the world. The Chinese electronics giant shipped 10.4 million handsets in the quarter that ended in June, commanding […]

India’s Reliance Jio inks deal with Microsoft to expand Office 365, Azure to more businesses; unveils broadband, blockchain and IoT platforms

On August 12, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Blockchain, Cloud, eCommerce, Enterprise, Entertainment, Mobile, Social, artificial intelligence, broadband, high speed internet, india, Microsoft, Mumbai, Office 365, online stores, reliance, reliance jio, Satya Nadella

India’s Reliance Jio, which has disrupted the local telecom and features phone markets in less than three years of existence, is ready to foray into many more businesses. In a series of announcements Monday, which included a long-term partnership with global giant Microsoft, Reliance Jio said it will commercially roll out its broadband service next […]

India’s Meesho raises $125M to expand its social commerce business

On August 12, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Finance, Funding, Social, Startups, Facebook, meesho, Naspers, naspers ventures, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, WhatsApp

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, has raised $125 million in a new financing round to expand its business in the country and change the way millions shop online. The Series D round was led by Naspers, with existing investors SAIF, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, RPS and Venture Highway participating as well. Facebook also participated in […]

Autonomous air mobility company EHang to deploy air shuttle service in Guangzhou

On August 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Darrell Etherington
Categories: Asia, Robotics, Startups, TC, Transportation, autonomous car, China, EHang, Emerging-Technologies, robotics, technology, vienna

China’s EHang, a company focused on developing and deploying autonomous passenger and freight low-altitude vehicles, will build out its first operational network of air taxis and transports in Guangzhou. The company announced that the Chinese city would play host to its pilot location for a citywide deployment. The pilot will focus on not only showing […]

India’s Lendingkart raises $30M to help small businesses access working capital

On August 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, Online lending, Recent Funding, Startups, Drip capital, Fullerton Financial Holdings, lendingkart

As India continues its race to adopt digital payments at a pace and scale seen rarely worldwide, the country’s startups are quickly building solutions to bring financial services to businesses. And they are attracting significant capital from local investors and global giants to scale their ambitions. Lendingkart, one of the many startups in the country […]

HarmonyOS is Huawei’s Android alternative for smartphones and smart home devices

On August 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Mobile, HarmonyOS, Huawei, smartphones, U.S. China trade war

After months of conflicting statements from Huawei executives, the Chinese networking giant on Friday officially unveiled HarmonyOS, the much-anticipated microkernel-based distributed operating system that it has developed to power smartphones, laptops and smart home devices as the company attempts to reduce its reliance on American firms. HarmonyOS will be made available later this year for […]

Japan’s mobile payments app PayPay reaches 10 million users

On August 8, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Mobile, Payments, e-commerce, india, Japan, mobile payment, Paytm, Softbank, SoftBank Group, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, yahoo japan

Paytm, India’s biggest mobile payments firm, now has 10 million customers in Japan, the company said as it pushes to expand its reach in international markets. Paytm entered Japan last October after forming a joint venture with SoftBank and Yahoo Japan called PayPay. In addition to 10 million users, PayPay is now supported by 1 million […]

India’s Awfis raises $30M to grow its co-working spaces business

On August 6, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, awfis, ChrysCapital, coworking spaces, oyo, practo, real estate, reliance, sequoia capital, TechCrunch, vodafone, WeWork, zomato

Speaking of businesses that operate co-working spaces in India, New Delhi-based startup Awfis announced today that it has raised $30 million in a new financing round to expand its footprint in the country. The Series D round for the four-year-old startup was led by ChrysCapital. Existing investors Sequoia Capital India and The Three Sisters Institutional […]

India’s Flipkart bets on free video streaming service and Hindi support to win next 200 million internet users

On August 6, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Entertainment, Media, Mobile, TC, Amazon India, Disney, Flipkart, Walmart

India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart said on Tuesday that it is revamping its shopping app to add support for Hindi language, a video streaming service and an audio-visual assistant, the latest in a series of recent efforts to expand its reach in the country. The e-commerce firm, which sold a majority stake to Walmart for $16 […]

India’s GoWork raises $53M in debt financing to expand its co-working spaces business

On August 6, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Real Estate, Recent Funding, Startups, awfis, BlackRock, oyo rooms, Paytm, WeWork

GoWork, a Gurgaon-based startup that runs a co-working spaces business in India, said on Tuesday it has raised $53 million in a debt round to scale its business in the country as competition in the market, including from recent entrant Oyo Rooms, intensifies. The debt round for the two-year-old startup — not to be confused […]

Automotive marketplace Carro acquires Indonesia’s Jualo, extends Series B to $90M

On August 6, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Finance, Funding, M&A, Recent Funding, Startups, Venture Capital, b capital group, carro, dbs, EDBI, Hanwha Asset Management, Insignia Ventures, Jualo, Rocket Internet, SingTel Innov8, Southeast Asia

Carro, an automotive marketplace and car financing startup based in Singapore, said it has raised $30 million to extend and close its $90 million Series B financing round, and acquired Indonesia-based marketplace Jualo as it looks to further scale its business in Southeast Asia. The Series B round, for which Carro raised $60 million last […]

India’s Indifi raises $21M to expand its online lending platform

On August 5, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Online lending, Recent Funding, Startups, Venture Capital, CDC GROUP, Flipkart, india, Indifi, MakeMyTrip, venture capital, zomato

Indifi, a Gurgaon-based startup that offers loans to small and medium-sized businesses and also operates an online lending marketplace, has raised 1,450 million Indian rupees ($21 million) in a new financing round to expand its business in the country. The Series C round for the four-year-old startup was led by CDC Group, a U.K.-government-owned VC […]

India’s Reliance to buy majority stake in Google-backed Fynd for $42.3M

On August 4, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Venture Capital, Amazon India, e-commerce, Flipkart, Google, Mukesh Ambani, Mumbai, Nike, reliance jio, Walmart

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is acquiring 87.6% stake in Fynd, a seven-year-old Mumbai-based startup that connects brick and mortar retailers with online stores and consumers, for 2.95 billion Indian rupees ($42.33 million), the two said in a brief statement late Saturday. Fynd, which was founded in 2012, helps offline retailers sell their products to consumers […]

Elon Musk says The Boring Company will launch in China this month

On August 3, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Natasha Lomas
Categories: Asia, Transportation, autonomous car, China, Elon Musk, Las Vegas, shanghai, Tesla, The Boring Company

Elon Musk wants to drill holes in China. The Tesla founder has tweeted to reveal that his tunnelling and transportation startup, The Boring Company, will be launch in China later this month. Musk is due to speak at an AI conference, called the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, taking place in Shanghai on August 29-31. Replying […]

A closer look at China’s smartphone market

On August 2, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Brian Heater
Categories: Asia, Government, Hardware, Mobile, Policy, Apple, China, Huawei, iPhone, mobile phone, Samsung, smartphones, Tariffs, Tim Cook, Trade war

In February 2013, China surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest smartphone market. More than half a decade on, it still proves an elusive target for international sellers. A glance at reports from the past several quarters reveals the top spots dominated by homegrown names: Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi. Combined, the big four […]

UrbanClap, India’s largest home services startup, raises $75M

On August 2, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Recent Funding, Startups, Venture Capital, india, Steadview Capital, Tiger Global Management, UrbanClap, Vy capital

UrbanClap, a marketplace for freelance labor in India and the UAE, has raised $75 million in a new financing round to expand its business. The Series E round for the four-and-a-half-year old India-based startup was led Tiger Global. Existing investors Steadview Capital, which led the startup’s Series D in December last year, and Vy Capital also […]

 

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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