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ASX

Zip is pouring $70 million into an Indian BNPL

- September 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed buy-now-pay-later Zip is ramping up its offshore presence in one of the world biggest markets, taking a US$50 million (A$70m) stake in Indian BNPL ZestMoney. The six-year-old Indian fintech is the country’s market leading BNPL, with more than 11 million registered users, more than 10,000 online merchants and  75,000-plus physical stores on its customer… Read more »

Covid-19

Canva is leading some of the biggest names in Australian tech to help get medical supplies to India

- May 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

As the number of coronavirus in India surpassed 20 million this week, resulting in more than 220,000 deaths, a group of leading Australian tech and investment companies, led by Canva, have stepped in to launch a fundraising campaign to get much-needed medical supplies to the nation. Canva, in collaboration with SafetyCulture, Airtasker, Blackbird Ventures and… Read more »

Healthtech

Patient monitoring startup Digitology Healthtech raises $900,000 after the CEO used the medtech to save his own life

- January 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

When Michael Koss landed in India last year to work on developing his joint venture Australian-Indian startup, Digitology Healthtech, little did he realise the important role the technology would play in his own health and saving his life.  Koss is CEO of Health and Patient Services (HPS), which is developing the startup with Indian healthcare… Read more »

Demand.film
News & Analysis

An Australian films on demand startup just cracked the world’s most prolific cinema market

- June 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Demand.film, the Perth-based on-demand cinema startup currently trying to raise $2 million through crowdfunding, has signed a partnership deal to enter one of the world’s biggest movie markets: India.  The agreement with Indian-based VKAAO takes Demand into its eighth market and the alliance adds a range of Indian films, from exclusive titles to classics, to… Read more »

Profiles

SEEK’s $12.5 million stake in Babajob is just the first in what will be a number of cross-regional investments

- April 30, 2015 3 MIN READ

India is attractive right now for investors. In the last 12 months, investment into India’s tech scene has increased threefold – it has become the world’s third largest startup ecosystem just behind the United States and United Kingdom, according to the 2014 National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) report. The same report also suggests that the number of startups in India will rise from around 3,100 currently to over 11,000 by 2020.

Other

Here’s why Accel just committed $305 million to startups in India

- March 27, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

If you Google “startups” and virtually any city or nation in the world, you’ll inevitably find true believers insisting that such-and-such region is the new Silicon Valley. But when it comes to India, Asia’s third largest economy, the excitement from investors and entrepreneurs is real — and for good reason. [Source: Pando.com]