Beenext joins restaurant table reservation startup EazyDiner's US$5.84M Series B round

The company has previously raised two round of funding, led by DSG Consumer Partners and Saama Capital 

AI-powered NeuroTags helps businesses eliminate counterfeits of their products from the market

NeuroTag, which is attached to the product, can be scanned by anyone with a smartphone to get all the information and identify whether or not the item is genuine and authentic 

Today's top tech news, Aug 14: Crypto market takes a tumble; Bitcoin price at US$6K

Also, Observe.AI raises US$8 million, Viddsee Originals logs over 4 million views, and more 

Temasek makes US$225M investment into Ola: Inc42

This comes after the Indian ride-hailing firm said it was launching in the UK 

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India leads US$4M funding in Hansel.io

The Bangalore-based company will use the newly-raised funding to grow its operations and expand into new markets 

Today's top tech news, August 7: Alibaba to merge food, lifestyle platforms and raise US$3B for them

Also, Xiaomi's component supplier to invest US$200 million in India, and more 

Hong Kong's Fung Group injects US$35M into India's B2B e-commerce startup ShopX

Currently, ShopX claims it covers 50,000 retailers across 300 towns and doing over US$72.7 million in annualised transaction volume 

It is ridiculous to suggest blockchain is already finished, says Jehan Chu of Kenetic Capital

Despite India lagging behind other countries in adoption of blockchain, it has the advantage of using work that has already been done to maximise blockchain’s potential 

Meet the 10 women entrepreneurs selected for India-based POWERED Accelerator's first cohort

They will receive support for one year to scale their business, including a 6-week mentoring programme and access to an equity-free seed fund of US$10,000 each 

World’s first trillion-dollar revenue tech company to come from India, says Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu

India is a key battleground for all global players, and since all the global firms are here, local firms have to develop a global mindset and give them a tough competition