Indian short video sharing app Josh raises more than 100 million in funding round

An Indian short-video sharing app, Josh, has raised more than $100 million from investors including Microsoft, and Google, in a growing space that further eats into TikTok’s market share. Josh is one of several short video platforms have cropped up after India blocked the Chinese consumer data harvesting app in June. Josh has drawn global…

Latin American SoftBank-backed startup Kavak is Mexico’s first unicorn

In a significant development, SoftBank-backed used-car platform Kavak has become Mexico’s first ever tech “unicorn”. The startup was valued at $1.15 billion in its latest funding round last month, said its CEO Carlos Garcia. Since its founding in 2016, Mexico City-based Kavak has raised more than $400 million in total funding with SoftBank, Greenoaks Capital…

Chinese EV maker Xpeng increase size of U.S. IPO to 1.5 billion, retains greenshoe option allowing it further raise $224.4 million

According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng XPEV has increased the size of its U.S initial public offering (IPO) to around $1.49 billion. “The company will price its shares at $15 each, after initially indicating they would be sold for $11 to $13 when…

SoftBank-backed Indian hospitality startup Oyo to raise $1.5 billion in new funding

The new funding round will see the startup’s founder pump in $700 million while another $800 million will come from existing investors. On Monday, SoftBank Group Corp-backed Indian hospitality startup Oyo stated, it aims to raise $1.5 billion in a new funding round led by Ritesh Agarwal, its founder and other existing investors. In a…

Malaysia Competition Commission imposes $20 million fine on Grab for violating competition law

MyCC has imposed a daily penalty of 15,000 ringgit starting from today for as long as Grab fails “to take remedial actions as directed by the commission in addressing the competition concerns”. On Thursday, Malaysia’s competition regulator proposed to levy a fine of $20.53 million (86 million ringgit) on ride-hailing firm Grab for violating the…

Uber plans on integrating bus and Tube timetables in its app

The strategic move places Uber in direct competition with venture-capital backed startup Citymapper. On Tuesday, as per a report from the Financial Times which cites source familiar with the matter at hand, Uber Technologies Inc plans on integrating the bus and Tube timetables of Transport for London. The development will place Uber in direct competition…