Digbijay Mishra

  • Y Combinator picks 28 Indian startups

    Y Combinator picks 28 Indian startups

    A Y Combinator spokesperson said the number of from each country is still not final and that it is not related to its Chinese exit either.

    Paytm payments bank eyes small fin model

    Paytm payments bank eyes small fin model

    Sharma said the payments bank will approach the government and the banking regulator for a small finance bank licence as it can leverage the model using technology enabled low-cost operations — a central theme of small finance banks, according to the RBI.

    Ola plans to slash jobs ahead of IPO

    Ola plans to slash jobs ahead of IPO

    Valued at around $6 billion, Ola plans to go public in around two to three years and being profitable before filing for an IPO is a desirable situation.

    UPI market share cap in limbo

    UPI market share cap in limbo

    The issue might only be picked up later next year as WhatsApp's payments ambitions have virtually been thwarted.

    Catching the neighbourhood shuttle

    Catching the neighbourhood shuttle

    A couple of early stage startups are trying to address the problem of neighbourhood shuttle or micro-mobility. This is beyond bike-taxi startups, or bike rentals. The idea here is that these startups will move a group of people together for 3-5 km at a cheaper rate than a cab or scooter.

    Amazon scales up accelerator for private labels

    Amazon scales up accelerator for private labels

    Amazon will have an option to acquire these brands at a mutually agreed pre-decided price. One of the riders by Amazon is also that these brands cannot be sold on any other marketplace globally, unless Amazon has given permission.

    WhatsApp can’t start payments business, RBI tells SC

    WhatsApp can’t start payments business, RBI tells SC

    NPCI manages UPI, which clocked over a billion transactions last month. The SC had recently asked RBI to update it on WhatsApp’s data localisation status. WhatsApp could be hit in its biggest mkt. This was RBI’s response dated November 6 to the SC as the apex court had asked it to update it on WhatsApp’s data localisation compliance status in August.

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