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Startup Street: Paytm's hunt for funds, Ola's Dalal Street drive and diversity, a priority for startups?

Updated : November 29, 2019 10:33 PM IST

On Startup Street, digital payments major Paytm is in talks with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron to raise another $1 billion after as the company's losses more than double in FY19. Earlier this week, Paytm reported that it had raised $1 billion from US asset manager T. Rowe Price along with other investors which took the company's valuation to a whopping $16 billion.

On ‘What’s Brewing’, cab aggregator Ola slashes jobs as it gears up for Dalal Street drive. It has also reduced its losses by cutting back on driver-related expenses, advertising and promotions.

Also on 'Checking In’, take a look at India’s mobile gaming industry which could be valued at $400 million by 2022 according to a report by Statista. This is not surprising given the rapid spread of smartphone usage in the country and the rise in funding that gaming startups have begun to get. CNBC-TV18's Jude Sannith finds out just what is working for this space and what challenges they are struggling to overcome.

On ‘Hot Seat’, CNBC-TV18 caught up with Anand Stanley, president and managing director for Airbus in India and South Asia. On ‘Trendspotting’, CNBC-TV18’s Megha Vishwanath caught up with Naren Krishna, co-founder and chief executive officer of stockroom.io
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