A former Amazon executive is quietly building a new $1 billion business inside Instacart that’s trying to rival Facebook and Google

Instacart’s ad business generated hundreds of millions in sales last year. It’s led by an exec who grew Amazon’s ad operation into a Google and Facebook competitor. Some advertisers say Instacart doesn’t share enough strong data to make it worth larger investments. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Instacart is building an advertising business … Read more

Groww looks to expand offerings

The Bengaluru-based company now offers direct investments in mutual funds, stocks, initial public offerings, digital gold, and exchange traded funds. It is backed by fintech investor Ribbit Capital, YC Continuity Fund, and Propel Ventures, apart from Tiger Global and Sequoia. The company has raised more than $142 million from investors, of which $113 million came … Read more

Record surge in corporates setting up shops at IFSC, GIFT City

International Financial Service Centre (IFSC), a global special economic zone at GIFT City Gujarat, has seen a record surge in the number of corporates eager to do business in the region that offers competitive incentives. It has added as much as 37 business units since October in several segments covering the capital market which includes … Read more

StashAway to raise $25 million USD in Series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital India

  DUBAI, UAE, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — StashAway is raising $25 million USD in its Series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital India, one of the region’s leading venture capital firms. StashAway’s existing investors, Eight Roads Ventures, the global investment firm backed by Fidelity International and early investor in Alibaba; and Square Peg, the largest venture capital fund in Australia, also participated in the round. The … Read more

How Lijjat Papad wrote its success story with only Rs 80 for seed capital

The fairytale success of Lijjat Papad — a multi-million-dollar venture founded by seven women in a crowded Mumbai tenement in 1959 with seed capital of 80 rupees ($1.10) — belies its revolutionary feminist aspirations. The cooperative employs 45,000 women across India, offering them a job for life as “co-owners” of the enterprise, whose wafer-thin snacks … Read more