TikTok faces govt scrutiny over notice to ShareChat: Report

Shweta Sharma

The TikTok-ShareChat content takedown issue has taken another turn with the government now asking how TikTok can call itself social ....

27 August, 2019

Pawan Munjal may invest in Ola Electric; TikTok sends notice to ShareChat

Team TC

Billionaire Pawan Munjal may invest in Ola Electric Mobility. Social media video application TikTok has sent legal notice to regional ....

23 August, 2019
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Funding Roundup: Twitter plugs into ShareChat; internet deals boost funding to $347.5 mn

Team TC

Homegrown social media platform ShareChat received its highest validation yet this week when Twitter, the San Francisco-based ....

16 August, 2019

Twitter, TrustBridge join ShareChat’s $100 million funding round

Payal Ganguly

Regional social media platform ShareChat announced raising $100 million as part of its Series D round with participation from ....

16 August, 2019

Inside the SHAREit playbook to ride India’s content wave

Payal Ganguly

Content is the new hook when it comes to cheaper data plans and cutting across language barriers. Lately, bite-sized videos have ....

13 August, 2019

India Quotient to raise $42 mn add-on fund: Report

Payal Ganguly

Early stage venture capital firm India Quotient has announced plans to raise Rs 300 crore ($42.3 million at the current exchange ....

9 August, 2019
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Watch: Extremely bullish on B2B, SaaS startups from India: Alok Goel, SAIF Partners

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Anand J

Alok Goel, managing director at early-to-growth stage investor SAIF Partners, says there is really no secret sauce to success ....

2 August, 2019

Dailyhunt acquires hyperlocal content platform LocalPlay

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Native-language content and news platform Dailyhunt has acquired LocalPlay, a Bengaluru-based peer which focuses on the hyperlocal ....

20 June, 2019

Cityfurnish raises funding from Gmail creator, YouTube co-founder; Twitter may back ShareChat

Payal Ganguly

Gurugram-based Magneto Home Pvt. Ltd, which owns and operates online furniture and appliances rental marketplace Cityfurnish, ....

7 June, 2019

Exclusive: Belgium-based Sofina invests $22 mn in local language content app Dailyhunt

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Local language content and news aggregator Dailyhunt has raised $22 million (Rs 154.5 crore at current exchange rate) in a fresh ....

15 May, 2019
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Exclusive: Dailyhunt to raise $173 mn from Goldman Sachs, valuation to soar

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, which operates local-language content and news aggregator Dailyhunt, is raising ....

5 March, 2019

ShareChat looks to raise $200 mn; RazorPay, DailyNinja also in talks for funding

Shweta Sharma

ShareChat, a regional language social networking platform run by Mohalla Tech Pvt. Ltd, is in initial talks with Chinese investor ....

4 March, 2019

GIF-searching platform Gifskey raises seed funding

Kavya Kothiyal

Hyderabad-based GIF-searching platform Gifskey has raised $1 million (Rs 7.1 crore) in a seed round led by Kstart, the seed fund ....

5 February, 2019

Flashback 2018: From Bansals to unsung founders, meet the year’s movers and shakers

Team TC

The Indian startup ecosystem’s top newsmakers this year were a combination of usual suspects and surprise packages. From ....

31 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: The best of TechCircle from the year gone by

Team TC

TechCircle devotes its focus to new-age startups and enterprise technology -- two niche genres in which the action comes thick ....

31 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Partnerships, regional content boost growth in India's OTT space

Payal Ganguly

As data prices and device costs for smartphones have fallen, India has emerged as a key market for over-the-top (OTT) content, ....

27 December, 2018

Exclusive: Video-sharing app Roposo gets fresh capital in down round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Roposo, a social platform for sharing photos and videos, has raised Rs 12 crore ($1.7 million at current exchange rates) in a ....

23 November, 2018

Short videos in local languages are making a splash on Indian content platforms

Payal Ganguly

After a stint at social networking giant Facebook, Abhishek Inumella and his college friends teamed up to launch Samosa Labs in ....

25 October, 2018

What ShareChat’s $100-mn funding round means for native language content platforms

Kavya Kothiyal & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

ShareChat, the native language social networking platform, catapulted into the big league of local consumer internet startups ....

24 September, 2018

Exclusive: Social networking platform ShareChat raises $100 mn

Kavya Kothiyal & Dearton Thomas Hector & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-headquartered Mohalla Tech Pvt. Ltd, which operates vernacular social networking platform ShareChat, has raised Rs 720.29 ....

19 September, 2018

What makes vernacular social network ShareChat enticing for global investors?

Shweta Sharma

Unusual jockeying has broken out for a piece of ShareChat, a regional language social network whose Android app saw more than ....

7 May, 2018