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[Funding] FinTech Groww has raised $30 mn (220 Cr) in Series C, led by YC Continuity

By : CIOL Bureau

Popular investment platform Groww has raised $30 M (220 Cr) in Series C, led by YC Continuity. The round also saw participation from existing investors Sequoia India, Ribbit Capital, and Propel Ventures. This is YC Continuity’s first investment in India.

StartUp Circle: How is Oorjan making its space in renewable energy and sustainable living space?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

India’s rooftop solar market is exploding: India added more solar capacity in 2016 than all previous years combined. The Indian government has an ambitious target of 100GW (~USD 100 Billion) solar capacity deployed by 2022, out of which 40% is

Need of FinTech companies to navigate the undergoing COVID-19 pandemic in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Over the last decade, India has succeeded in building a robust low-cost digital payments market. The government, too, has leveraged this infrastructure to transfer money to more than 33 crore people as part of its Covid-19 relief package. However, there are

Microsoft and GA Partners Enables Startups to Transform the FinTech Industry

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft in collaboration with GA Partners, has provided a launchpad for enterprise software startups to address and showcase their solutions to solve the challenges the BFSI industry face today. The curated startup showcase event for Indian banks and non-banking financial

Fintech Start-Ups Invited to Apply to 2019 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

By : CIOL Bureau

Applications are now being accepted for Accenture’s annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development through mentorship with executives from top financial institutions. Fintech entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge products,

PhonePe raises funds to take on Google Tez & WhatsApp

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart’s payments platform, PhonePe has received Rs 518 crore infusion from Singapore-based Flipkart Payments Private Limited, according to a regulatory filing with the Registrar of Companies(RoC). The investment is part of the $500 million commitment Flipkart made to invest in PhonePe last year. In

ICICI bank to ease payment transfer from delivery fleet to Swiggy

By : CIOL Writers

Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy has teamed up with ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make payment transfer seamlessly. With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the

Airtel Payments Bank fined over KYC norms violation

By : CIOL Writers

Airtel Payments Bank has been imposed with a penalty of Rs 5 crore by the Reserve Bank of India for breaching Know Your Customer (KYC) norms. “The Reserve Bank of India has imposed, on March 7, 2018, a monetary penalty

Amazon infuses Rs 195cr into payments entity Amazon Pay

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to take on rivals like Flipkart’s PhonePe and Paytm, Amazon has infused another Rs 195 crore into its payments arm Amazon Pay. The funding came from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings Pvt Ltd and the US-based parent Amazon.com,

Ezetap launches Aadhaar Pay-enabled POS terminal

By : CIOL Writers

Payment solutions company, Ezetap has launched EzeSmart touted to be India’s first open-platform, GPRS/3G/4G terminal enabled with Aadhaar pay and eKYC, that delivers a superior digital payment experience. Digital transactions have been on the upswing over the last two years

Fintech startup Kissht announces ‘Scan & Pay Later’ credit wallet

By : CIOL Writers

Fintech startup Kissht has announced the launch of an exclusive feature ‘Scan and Pay Later’ credit wallet. Customers can now shop on credit using the exclusive “Kissht QR Code” which will be usable in select offline stores and modern retail

GrabPay hires new CTO to support expansion plans in Southeast Asia

By : CIOL Writers

On-demand transportation and mobile payments platform, Grab has appointed Vikas Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for GrabPay, its mobile payments platform. Vikas joins Grab from Paytm where he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering. Vikas was a founding member

Samsung Pay adds 1M new users in India in over a month

By : CIOL Writers

Digital payment is witnessing an unprecedented boom in the post-demonetization phase in the country. This was once again established when Samsung announced that its mobile payment service Samsung Pay added 1 million users in over a month. “On September 12 we

Paytm integrates BHIM UPI on its platform

By : CIOL Writers

Paytm has finally integrated the BHIM UPI app on its platform. “We are now targeting 200 million monthly users in less than two years. UPI will also allow larger ticket size transactions,” said Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder One97 Communications. The development comes

Amazon pumps in Rs 260cr into Amazon Pay

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to take on take on Flipkart’s PhonePe and Paytm, Amazon has pumped in another Rs 260 crores in its payment arm, Amazon Pay. According to the Economic Times, the e-retailer bagged the investment from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings

Flipkart to invest $500M in payments arm PhonePe

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart has committed $500 million for its payments platform PhonePe, which is scaling its operations. The e-commerce major acquired PhonePe in 2015 and has since then  invested $75 million in the platform. This is one of the largest single investment commitments in the Indian

FastPay acquires media finance solutions company AnchorOps

By : CIOL Writers

Fintech company FastPay has announced that it is acquiring media solutions company AnchorOps. The deal would bring together the two companies focused on media financing. The details of the acquisition were not disclosed by both the companies. Excited to announce that

Mastercard sets up its first Innovation Lab in India

By : CIOL Writers

Mastercard launched its first innovation lab in India on Tuesday to work alongside the local fintech industry on future technology breakthroughs in digital payments, data manipulation, financial inclusion and fraud prevention. “Learning, innovation, and collaboration cannot exist in isolation. The

7 Ways Banks can Leverage Fintech

By : CIOL Bureau 1

It came as an unexpected blow but a blow it surely was. Out of nowhere, technology start-ups, species of an unknown fintech world and even pure-play technology companies, arrived in the comfort zones of conventional banks and changed the customer’s

Axis Bank completes FreeCharge acquisition; Sangram Singh is the new CEO

By : CIOL Writers

Axis Bank has completed the acquisition of mobile wallet firm FreeCharge and appointed Sangram Singh as its CEO. “Pursuant to the receipt of approval for the said transaction from the Reserve Bank of India, the bank has completed the acquisition