Bike taxi startup Rapido returns to pre-covid peaks – Economic Times

New Delhi: Online bike taxi aggregator Rapido said it has seen a sharp uptick in demand since the easing of the localised lockdowns in many states, and the business has touched pre-covid peaks in the past few weeks. With more offices, schools and colleges opening across the country, Rapido is aiming at more than trebling… Continue reading Bike taxi startup Rapido returns to pre-covid peaks – Economic Times

Blockchain metaverse startups: Unparalleled investment potential – Cointelegraph

Neal Stephenson, a popular sci-fi writer coined the phrase “metaverse” in his first best-selling and breakthrough 1992 novel, Snow Crash. Now that concept is becoming a reality, and what’s more, you can invest in the metaverses. In Ready Player One, The OASIS is another example of an advanced virtual reality. Numerous other sci-fi authors, such… Continue reading Blockchain metaverse startups: Unparalleled investment potential – Cointelegraph

Edtech startup Brightchamps valued at nearly $500 million with Premji Invest-led funding – Economic Times

Bengaluru: Edtech startup Brightchamps, which offers online courses on programming, artificial intelligence, design thinking and financial literacy to kids aged 6-16 years, has closed $63 million in total funding since starting operations last year in August and is now valued at nearly $500 million, founder and chief executive Ravi Bhushan told ET. Premji Invest —… Continue reading Edtech startup Brightchamps valued at nearly $500 million with Premji Invest-led funding – Economic Times

Edtech startup BrightChamps, valued at nearly $500 million, comes out of stealth mode – TechCrunch

BrightChamps, an Indian edtech startup that is attempting to bridge the learning gap left by K12 schools, said on Monday it has raised $51 million in a new financing round and $63 million since launching a year ago as the Goa-headquartered firm looks to expand its footprints in over 10 nations. The startup, which is… Continue reading Edtech startup BrightChamps, valued at nearly $500 million, comes out of stealth mode – TechCrunch

Agritech startups have great potential in India – The Indian Express

Startups are creating a buzz in India by raising large sums, despite many of them currently making losses. This is because they disrupt the traditional system of doing business and leapfrog to efficiency, winning the trust of potential investors. Agri-startups are no different. Globally, India is competing with the US and China in the agri-startup… Continue reading Agritech startups have great potential in India – The Indian Express

Four ways to short the venture capital market – The Australian Financial Review

In his 2015 black comedy The Big Short, Adam McKay brilliantly depicts how some cluey hedge fund managers made serious profits betting on a catastrophic implosion of the global banking system. While few predicted such a precipitous financial collapse, the ability to short relatively liquid CDO markets enabled some market participants to make banks when… Continue reading Four ways to short the venture capital market – The Australian Financial Review

Blackrock CEO Larry Fink: The next 1,000 billion-dollar start-ups will be in climate tech – CNBC

Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock.Martin Simon | CNBC

Larry Fink, the CEO and Chairman of Blackrock sees addressing climate change as massive potential for new businesses. “It is my belief that the next 1,000 unicorns — companies that have a market valuation over a billion dollars — won’t be a search engine, won’t be a media company, they’ll be businesses developing green hydrogen,… Continue reading Blackrock CEO Larry Fink: The next 1,000 billion-dollar start-ups will be in climate tech – CNBC