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 2021-07-24 09:30 

Tech in Asia

The fast and the flexible...

Also: Oyo Rooms, Neiwai, GudangAda, and more startups raised funds this week....

 2021-07-23 11:10 

Tech in Asia

Report: Chinese F&B major Meicai mulls shifting IPO from US to Hong Kong...

According to a Bloomberg report, sources said Meicai could raise several hundred million US dollars in its public listing....

 2021-07-23 09:47 

Tech in Asia

Philippine central bank orders halt on social media platform Lyka's payment system ops...

Lyka allows users to earn in-app gems that can be spent offline, so this merits its classification as an operator of payment systems, the BSP said....

 2021-07-23 09:30 

Tech in Asia

Go, grow, and glow: The startups that are taking off in Southeast Asia...

The rising startups in Southeast Asia's growing tech ecosystem and Singapore's Airbnb for cars drives off with fresh funds...

 2021-07-23 08:20 

Tech in Asia

Singapore public transport booking startup Easybook banks nearly $5m in fundraise...

Easybook's founder told Tech in Asia that the online booking startup is planning a "much bigger" funding round as soon as possible....

 2021-07-23 07:42 

Tech in Asia

VCs, startups in SEA to raise $10m to provide oxygen concentrators in Indonesia...

VCs like East Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and Golden Gate Ventures have joined the initiative to provide 10,000 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia....

 2021-07-23 07:22 

Tech in Asia

Report: Ant Group-backed fintech firm Mynt looks to double its valuation to $2b...

Mynt is in talks with existing and prospective shareholders to raise fresh funds, the company's chief commercial officer told Nikkei Asia....

 2021-07-23 07:04 

Tech in Asia

Singapore sports content platform 1 Play Sports raises $2.5m in funding...

The media firm raised the funding at a pre-money valuation of US$30 million....

 2021-07-23 05:14 

Tech in Asia

Report: Tencent launches gaming studio in Canada after two other acquisitions...

Tencent rolled out a new Montreal studio, South China Morning Post reported. The firm also recently bought a UK game developer and a Swedish gaming firm....

 2021-07-23 05:00 

Tech in Asia

Why Indonesia's tech giants find digital banks irresistible...

That said, a massive state-backed player stands in their way....

 2021-07-23 04:58 

Tech in Asia

Malaysian car bidding platform names former BMW exec as CEO...

Ong spent six years at BMW, designing the blueprints for the company's financial products across the Asia-Pacific region....

 2021-07-23 04:17 

Tech in Asia

Vietnam tech unicorn VNG expects loss to reach $27m in 2021...

VNG's payment business ZaloPay has trailed behind other heavyweights such as MoMo, ViettelPay, and Sea Group's ShopeePay....

 2021-07-23 04:14 

Tech in Asia

Telkomsel's investment arm appoints former Waze country head as CEO...

Marlin R. Siahaan has 21 years of experience in the digital sector and has worked for prominent companies such as Telkomsel and Yahoo....

 2021-07-23 03:45 

Tech in Asia

Zomato used this pitch deck to raise $1.3b in one of India's biggest IPOs...

Riding high on market buzz and interest from new and young investors, Zomato's IPO was oversubscribed over 40x....

 2021-07-23 02:38 

Tech in Asia

Southeast Asia's biggest buy now, pay later players (update)...

Here's our attempt at keeping you up to speed with recent developments in the sector. We've condensed our findings into a few key trends....

 2021-07-22 13:53 

Tech in Asia

Temasek-owned Vertex Venture to issue bonds worth $330m...

The Singapore dollar-denominated public corporate bond is the first issued by a global VC company, according to Vertex....

 2021-07-22 13:51 

Tech in Asia

Report: China mulls delisting, other penalties on Didi after IPO in the US...

Punishments for Didi may be harsher than previous sanctions against Alibaba, which included a US$2.8 billion fine, Bloomberg reported....

 2021-07-22 13:27 

Tech in Asia

Indonesian fintech firm Xendit invests in Philippines-based payment platform...

DragonPay offers services based on traditional payment channels in the Philippines, which would aid Xendit's expansion plans in the country....

 2021-07-22 10:31 

Tech in Asia

India's 'Uber for trucks' joins unicorn club with $67m series E round...

BlackBuck is the 16th startup in India to become a unicorn, following Digit Insurance, Meesho, and PharmEasy, among others...

 2021-07-22 10:06 

Tech in Asia

Report: Employees blast Ubisoft Singapore over sexual harassment, discrimination...

Most of the issues happened under the lead of the company's former managing director Hugues Ricour, who was moved to Ubisoft's headquarters last fall....

 2021-07-22 10:06 

Tech in Asia

Gojek to integrate Bank Jago as cashless payment method on its app...

Besides Gojek, Bank Jago has started collaborations with several local tech startups....

 2021-07-22 09:54 

Tech in Asia

Indian edtech startup BitClass acquihires platform for millennials...

With this acquihire, 12 Chase employees, including the company's founders and engineers, have joined the BitClass team....

 2021-07-22 09:33 

Tech in Asia

Dissecting Southeast Asia's healthtech industry...

We look at Southeast Asia's leading healthtech startups and the cell-based meat company that is getting attention from F&B giants....

 2021-07-22 07:00 

Tech in Asia

Can Coupang shake up the Lazada-Shopee dynamic?...

The Checkout is Tech in Asia's free newsletter that breaks down the biggest stories and trends in ecommerce....

 2021-07-22 06:20 

Tech in Asia

Email marketing platform nets $2m in seed round led by Y Combinator, Surge...

Mailmodo will use the funds to develop its technology, which integrates features like shopping carts, forms, surveys, calendars, and appointment scheduling....

 2021-07-22 06:10 

Tech in Asia

Singapore startup that aims to be the Airbnb for cars nets $3.2m in pre-series A round...

Founded in 2019, Drive Lah currently has more than 150,000 registered users....

 2021-07-22 05:49 

Tech in Asia

Vertex Ventures leads Indonesian F&B brand's series A round...

Dailybox will use the new funds to double the number of its outlets by the end of the year....

 2021-07-22 05:40 

Tech in Asia

Singapore fintech startup Thunes acquires European payments platform...

As part of the deal, 50 Limonetik employees will move to Thunes....

 2021-07-22 04:25 

Tech in Asia

Indonesia's GudangAda raises $100m from Asia Partners, Falcon Edge...

GudangAda has nearly 500,000 users across the country and has grown its net merchandise value to US$6 billion since its inception in 2019....

 2021-07-22 03:37 

Tech in Asia

Sunseap to build world's largest floating solar panel farm in Indonesia's Batam Island...

The floating photovoltaic system and energy storage system will be built in partnership with Badan Pengusahaan Batam....

 2021-07-22 03:36 

Tech in Asia

Prosus, East Ventures co-leads $35m round of Indonesian fishery startup...

Aruna says that this is the largest series A round to date in Indonesia's agritech and maritime sector....

 2021-07-22 03:30 

Tech in Asia

3 tips for holding virtual events in the age of Zoom fatigue...

After hosting numerous virtual events over the past year, here are the three best practices we've discovered along the way....

 2021-07-22 03:00 

Tech in Asia

Infant development app BabySparks secured $2m in seed funding with this deck...

BabySparks aims to develop innovative tools that enable parents and caregivers to engage babies and toddlers in the critical areas of early development....

 2021-07-22 01:55 

Tech in Asia

Can Coupang out-Amazon Amazon in Southeast Asia?...

SoftBank-backed Coupang is under pressure to expand to new markets after raising US$4.6 billion via its IPO. But can it crack Southeast Asia?...

 2021-07-21 16:01 

Tech in Asia

Indian sales engament platform bags $7.3m from Sequoia Capital India...

Since March, Outplay has grown 4x in revenue and increased its team size by 3x. It currently has more than 300 customers from over 50 countries....

 2021-07-21 15:59 

Tech in Asia

Singapore influencer marketing platform raises additional $1.5m for series A round...

Partipost currently has more than 600,000 influencers in its database and processed around 3,500 campaigns for these influencers in June this year....

 2021-07-21 11:00 

Tech in Asia

Byju's acquires US-based reading platform in $500m deal...

The deal would give Byju's access to the over 2 million teachers and 50 million children in Epic's existing global user base....

 2021-07-21 10:45 

Tech in Asia

Indian vegan lifestyle brand Zouk raises $1.5m in Stellaris-led round...

Using the fresh funds, Zouk plans to bring its cruelty-free products to Canada, Europe, the US, and the Middle East....

 2021-07-21 09:30 

Tech in Asia

How Zomato's IPO presentation deck delivered...

We take a look at the presentation deck Zomato used for its US$1.3 billion IPO and at an agritech startup that raised funding....

 2021-07-21 08:24 

Tech in Asia

AC Ventures leads pre-series A round of Indonesian SaaS firm Majoo...

The fresh funds - the amount of which has yet to be disclosed - will go into the company's market acquisition and product development efforts....

 2021-07-21 07:15 

Tech in Asia

GrabPay adds Adyen to PayLater options amid BNPL boom...

Businesses in Singapore and Malaysia will be the first to offer deferred payments through Adyen....

 2021-07-21 05:00 

Tech in Asia

The key actors in Southeast Asia's soaring healthtech space...

Despite having challenges galore, Southeast Asia's healthtech space is healthy and flush with funding. It's also becoming highly competitive....

 2021-07-21 04:28 

Tech in Asia

Report: Indonesia's Bukalapak raises $1.5b in country's largest IPO...

Two sources told Reuters that the order books for Bukalapak's IPO were multiple times covered....

 2021-07-21 02:42 

Tech in Asia

Alpha JWC Ventures leads autonomous vehicle startup's $8m round...

Venti Technologies powers various logistics vehicles such as tug trailers and prime movers that can move shipping containers....

 2021-07-21 02:30 

Tech in Asia

Korean food delivery major Woowa Brothers joins Shiok Meats bridge round...

Shiok Meats will use the fresh funds to build a production unit in Singapore by 2023....

 2021-07-21 02:29 

Tech in Asia

Employment Hero banks over $100m to expand in SEA, Western Europe...

Employment Hero's expansion plans kicked off in October 2020, with the launch of its platform's localized versions in Malaysia and Singapore, among others....

 2021-07-21 02:29 

Tech in Asia

Employment Hero banks over $100m to expand in SEA, Western Europe...

Employment Hero's expansion plans kicked off in October 2020, with the launch of its platform's localized versions in Malaysia and Singapore, among others....

 2021-07-21 02:00 

Tech in Asia

These are the most active investors in Japan's startups...

Which investors are writing the most checks to Japan-based startups?...

 2021-07-20 13:46 

Tech in Asia

Sequoia's Surge leads $5m round of people management firm Mesh...

Mesh aims to make it easy for employees to manage goals and get timely feedback from their employers....

 2021-07-20 11:38 

Tech in Asia

Lightspeed, Elevation co-lead Indian B2B agritech startup's $13m round...

Vegrow will use the fresh funds to expand to 100 cities in India, invest in technology, and launch new products....

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