Day: September 20, 2021

Salesforce backs Indian funds startup Razorpay – TechCrunch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing spherical in April this 12 months, has courted another high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures.

Razorpay mentioned on Monday it has obtained a “strategic funding” from the enterprise arm of the American enterprise big. The funding will assist the startup “additional strengthen its presence within the enterprise banking house,” it mentioned.

The 2 companies didn’t disclose the dimensions of the funding, however Sequoia Capital India-backed startup mentioned the deal will “make an impactful contribution to the trade and drive adoption and monetary progress for underserved small companies within the subsequent twelve months.”

Razorpay accepts, processes and disburses cash on-line for small companies and enterprises — primarily every little thing Stripe does within the U.S. and a number of other different developed markets. However the Indian startup’s providing goes a lot additional than that: in recent times, Razorpay has launched

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What Microsoft is doing to ease the tensions of distant work

Tradition could eat technique for breakfast; proper now, each want to emphasise flexibility, empathy and benefiting from instruments that make hybrid work extra profitable and fewer of a burden.

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Returning to the workplace continues to be a thorny matter; this month Microsoft gave up on even predicting a date for reopening its U.S. workplaces. That is as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is way from over, and its impression on the world of labor is being felt by companies and workers.

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella places it, persons are not simply making selections about when, the place and the way they work however even why they work. However enterprise leaders should be in denial.

Disappointingly, solely round half of the executives LinkedIn requested stated flexibility is nice for enterprise and are planning to supply hybrid, distant and versatile working choices (and solely 16% of jobs on

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