Meghna Rao

India Tech in Asia

Born in New York and working in India, Meghna loves innovation, writing and different types of okra-based dishes. She also suffers from an irrational fear of writing too much about herself online. "What if something changes?," she asks. "I can't have the Internet documenting my every move."

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a geek since Aug 2015

Entrepreneurship

Donald Trump speaks at Americans for Prosperity's Freedom Summit in Manchester, NH, on April 12, 2014 (image, ID: 298502474; credit: Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com)

Your angry reactions to Donald Trump’s Facebook posts might help you get a job

The startup scans online profiles – everything from LinkedIn to Twitter to Facebook – to help companies source candidates for jobs
Mar 06, 2016

FinTech

NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

Low-key loans startup raises $75 million in 2016’s largest fintech round yet in India

The startup, InCred, will conduct small and medium business loans, education loans, and mortgage loans, among other things
Aug 24, 2016

P2P lending is broken in India. What can we do to fix it before it’s too late?

Jun 24, 2016

Health

Photo credit: Procto

Tweet your healthcare queries to doctors and get quick answers

The Twitter ID goes live Thursday, World Health Day, and is first available to those in India, Singapore, and the Philippines
Apr 06, 2016

Industry

Can a network of levitating pods change how urban India travels?

This personalized rapid transit system aims to change the face of public transport around the world.
Sep 05, 2015

Internet

Google rolls out Internet bikes to teach women in rural India about the web

This new initiative from Google hopes to expose 5,000,000 women in rural Indian communities to the Internet over the next 18 months.
Aug 25, 2015

Mobile

Photo Credit: Ola

Ola gets $500M to battle Uber, investors include Didi Kuaidi

This latest round includes many of Ola’s earlier investors, but the most interesting entrant is Didi Kuaidi - this is why
Nov 18, 2015

News

NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

Low-key loans startup raises $75 million in 2016’s largest fintech round yet in India

The startup, InCred, will conduct small and medium business loans, education loans, and mortgage loans, among other things
Aug 24, 2016
Photo Credit: Ola

Ola gets $500M to battle Uber, investors include Didi Kuaidi

This latest round includes many of Ola’s earlier investors, but the most interesting entrant is Didi Kuaidi - this is why
Nov 18, 2015

Venture Capital

6 years after a bloody civil war, Sri Lanka bets on startups, attracts investors

After a period of conflict the island nation has turned itself around, and is now an emerging tech hub.
Nov 14, 2015