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India’s Groww valued at $3 billion in $251 million funding

Groww has tripled its valuation to $3 billion in just six months as the Indian fintech startup looks to broaden its offerings and help more millennials start their investment journey in the world’s second largest internet market. Iconic Growth led the Bangalore-based startup’s $251 million Series E financing round. Alkeon, Lone Pine Capital and Steadfast...

5 Steps to Help Tech Companies Reduce Bias in AI
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5 Steps to Help Tech Companies Reduce Bias in AI

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Children inevitably adapt to the culture in which they were raised. Parents or guardians shape the lens through which they view the world, largely through the examples they set. Many parents experience humored horror when a child picks up on an inappropriate word, likely from an overheard...

Stripe backs India’s Clear in $75 million funding
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Stripe backs India’s Clear in $75 million funding

Stripe has made its second investment in India, just days after disclosing the first. One of the world’s most valuable startups has backed Bangalore-based SaaS fintech firm Clear, the two said Sunday evening. The 10-year-old Indian startup, formerly known as ClearTax, said it has raised $75 million in its Series C funding. The round was...

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5 changes social-audio apps should consider making now

Adonica Shaw Contributor Adonica Shaw is founder of Wingwomen, a health-and-wellness-focused social media platform for professional women. More posts by this contributor 10 ways founders can manage their mental health while fundraising As social-audio apps like Clubhouse, Beams, Pludo, Racket and Quest have gained popularity in the last year, more marketers, product teams and up-and-coming...

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How intensive modding ushered in China’s computer revolution

In my previous essay on TechCrunch, I examined the profound challenges which confronted the computer engineers trying to fit tens of thousands of Chinese characters in a memory system designed to handle a much smaller alphanumeric symbolic system. Now, I turn to the question of Chinese character output—monitors, printers, and related peripherals—where still more challenges...

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Top highlights from Xpeng’s 2021 Tech Day

Chinese smart electric vehicle startup Xpeng has announced a series of innovations that direct the company towards crafting the mobility ecosystem of the future.  “Our exploration of more efficient, safer, carbon-neutral mobility solutions goes far beyond just smart EVs, and is the cornerstone of our long-term competitive advantages,” said He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of...

Why Purpose-Driven Marketplaces Are the Antidote to Amazon
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Why Purpose-Driven Marketplaces Are the Antidote to Amazon

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As the child of a nomadic entrepreneur, I moved around a lot. I’ve been to 45 of the 50 U.S. states and lived in eight. It wasn’t until my early 30s, however, that I made my way to Oregon and the “maker city” of Portland. The culture...

These Authors Share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly about Technology’s Role in Society
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These Authors Share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly about Technology’s Role in Society

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ask a dozen people how they feel about technology and you’ll get a dozen answers. Some would say it’s kept them sane and connected throughout the craziness of 2020. Others would insist that without regular digital deprivation, tech wreaks havoc on mental health and social bonding. Regardless,...