First things first, we recently launched the Crosstalk Publication on Medium, featuring posts from us and some of the top startup folks in India. This week, our very own Devanshi Patel talks about the glaring shortage of women in Indian Venture Capital.
Remember the protectionist saga we wrote about last time? Refresher: a couple of Indian tech companies have been lobbying the government to insulate them from foreign competition. In this week's episode, a veteran of the Indian Angel community has spoken out against them.
Three years ago One97 Communications launched Paytm. It's gone on to become the default digital wallet for India. This week, Paytm marked their 3 year anniversary to pivot to a Payments Bank. Really excited to see how they take on the traditional banking industry!
Meanwhile, Google is slowly coming to terms with how Indians hate to pay for services/apps online. RBI's tough policies against recurring payments doesn't help either. But they've made a significant step by adding direct carrier billing for Vodafone & Airtel users. Nooice.