• 30
    Dec

    Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

    Amazon is planning to extend its computer science program Future Engineer to India, demonstrating its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second largest internet market. In a job recruitment post, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, in India is “currently underway” ...
  • 28
    Dec

    Indian startups raised $9.3 billion in 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic — and a handful of other factors — slowed dealmaking for startups in India this year. Compared to their record $14.5 billion fundraise last year, Indian startups are ending 2020 with about $9.3 billion. This is the first time since 2016 that startups in India, one of the world’s largest startup communities, has raised less than $10 billion ...
  • 22
    Dec

    Google invests in Indian startups Glance and DailyHunt

    Google said on Tuesday it is investing in two Indian startups, Glance and DailyHunt, as the Android-maker makes further push in the world’s second largest internet market. Two-year-old Indian startup Glance, which serves news, media content, and games on the lock screen of over 100 million smartphones, has raised $145 million in a new financing round from Google and existing investor Mithril ...
  • 21
    Dec

    Indian court rejects retail giant Future Group’s plea against Amazon

    An Indian court rejected Future Group’s plea that sought to prevent its partner Amazon from interfering in — and blocking — the Indian retail giant’s $3.4 billion asset sale deal to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, delivering a glimmer of hope to the American e-commerce firm that has invested more than $6.5 billion in the world’s second largest internet market. Future Group was seeking an ad-interim ...
  • 18
    Dec

    Foresight raises $15M for its construction workers compensation platform

    When an accident on a building site resulted in the death of their friend, the founders of Safesight were inspired to launch the platform to digitize safety programs for construction. The data from that gave birth to a new InsurTech startup this year, Foresight, which covers workers’ compensation. The startup has now released, for the first time, news that it raised a $15 ...
  • 17
    Dec

    HBO Max will finally land on Roku devices tomorrow

    It took an unusually long time, but HBO  Max is set to launch on Roku devices tomorrow. Roku users make up a massive chunk of the cord-cutting market, so the absence of an HBO Max app for Roku nearly seven months after the service launched was pretty glaring. We’d been wondering where the Max app was for months, its launch seemingly tied up over the matter ...
  • 17
    Dec

    Better Dairy picks up £1.6M seed funding to produce animal-free dairy

    Better Dairy, a U.K. startup developing animal-free dairy that was founded out of Entrepreneur First (EF), has picked up £1.6 million in seed funding. The London-based company is currently in the R&D stages of developing products that are “molecularly identical” to traditional dairy without using animals as part of the production process. This seed round was led by Happiness Capital, ...
  • 3
    Dec

    Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines

    China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for mass distribution. This week, Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao, announced that it has struck a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to introduce a cold chain ...
  • 3
    Dec

    AI construction startup Versatile raises a $20M Series A

    San Francisco-based construction startup Versatile is announcing today that it has raised a $20 million Series A. The round was led by Insight Partners  and Entree Capital, along with existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Root Ventures and Conductive Ventures. The round follows $8.5 million in funding, including a $5.5 million seed round that arrived in August of last year. The ...
  • 3
    Dec

    Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

    Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $75 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock,  The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates,  Morningside Ventures and Portfolio,  along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners,  which led the Series ...