A Gmail for databases: CockroachDB aims for the top, secured new funding $86.6M

CockroachDB is an open-source database that is resilient, supports automatic geo-scaling on-premise and in the cloud, and SQL. It has also shown strong growth for the last couple of years. Its next challenge, as ZDNet’s own Tony Baer noted on the occasion of its funding round last year, was making the case that its platform is not just for the elite usual suspects.

Indian education startup Byju’s is fundraising at a $10B valuation

Byju’s, an education learning startup in India that has seen a surge in its popularity in recent weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, is in talks to raise as much as $400 million in fresh capital at a $10 billion valuation, said three people familiar with the matter.

GoBear acquires Singapore fintech startup AsiaKredit

Financial marketplace GoBear today announced that it has acquired the Singapore-based AsiaKredit, an end-to-end digital consumer lender.

The deal is in line with GoBear’s plans to expand its regional reach and drive growth through digital lending, according to a statement. It follows the company’s US$80 million raise from venture capital firm Walvis Participaties and financial services provider Aegon in May last year.