Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 21st May

The weekly Tech update

  • FCC moves closer to dismantling net neutrality – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is poised to take the first formal step toward dismantling Obama-era net neutrality rules, which require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally. Lobbyists and politicians on both sides of issue are stepping up efforts to influence the decision.
  • Google announces a lot of new stuff – Google kicked off its annual developer conference with a slew of announcements around Android, AI, virtual reality, photo management and even how you’ll find your next job.
  • Startup India: No free lunch for Startups – Generate jobs to get benefits !


  • India’s Paytm raises $1.4B  – Digital payments provider Paytm has raised $1.4 billion from SoftBank Group in what the India-based company says is the largest-ever funding round from a single investor for the country’s technology sector. The investment will go to One97 Communications, which operates the Paytm brand.
  • Consumer start-up EzCred raises more than $1 mn in fund -Consumer lending startup EzCred, founded by former Zephyr Peacock India managing director Sachin Maheshwari and Zipdial co-founder Amiya Pathak, has raised more than $1 million (about `6.5 crore) from a clutch of angel investors in its first round of funding.
  • Digital marketing platform b-dash gets US$28.4 million in Series C funding – Tokyo-based From Scratch, the startup behind integrated digital marketing platform known as b→dash, announced on Tuesday that it has secured 3.2 billion yen (about US$28.4 million) in its Series C funding round.


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