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 2021-10-23 09:30 

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Tackling climate change: It's now or never...

GoTo Group, Cred, Tiki.vn, and more startups raised funds this week....

 2021-10-23 02:00 

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

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

 2021-10-22 12:35 

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Animoca ups stake in Kikitrade to accelerate GameFi, NFT adoption...

Kikitrade and Animoca Brands will promote new and upcoming GameFi projects that provide players with a financial infrastructure....

 2021-10-22 12:00 

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Binance invests in music NFT platform...

Through Melos Studio, creators can use NFTs to record their compositions on the blockchain and collaborate with other musicians in the ecosystem....

 2021-10-22 10:07 

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China Roundup: ByteDance delays IPO to 2022, and more...

Also, Tencent gets compensated by a website that trades WeChat accounts, while Hong Kong and mainland China push for cross-border fintech products....

 2021-10-22 09:58 

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India Roundup: Nykaa to launch IPO on Oct 28, and more...

Also, Google may invest in Facebook-backed social commerce firm Meesho, and Paytm will scrap its pre-IPO share sale to speed up its public listing....

 2021-10-22 09:49 

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Tencent to hire nearly 50 people for metaverse team...

The tech giant is assembling a team for a new studio that will develop games for the next stage of the internet, reported South China Morning Post....

 2021-10-22 09:30 

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Not too big to pivot: How Indonesia's Emtek turned its pandemic fortunes around...

An Indonesian giant's successful pivot and Ryde's transition to a full ride-hailing license in Singapore...

 2021-10-22 09:18 

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Bank Jago sees first profits since Gojek management took over...

The performance of the digital bank is supported by a 6x surge in loan disbursements compared to the previous year....

 2021-10-22 06:46 

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Google cuts app store fees to 15% after regulatory, developer issues...

From day one, Google will now charge 15% commission fees instead of 30%....

 2021-10-22 05:58 

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Binance's $1b fund invests in crypto exchange firm...

MCDEX is a decentralized exchange for perpetual swaps, which allow investors to buy and sell the value of cryptocurrencies without owning them....

 2021-10-22 05:00 

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The Southeast Asia startup family tree...

Take a deep dive into Southeast Asia's startup family tree....

 2021-10-22 05:00 

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3 predictions by Asia Partners' Nick Nash on SEA's startup ecosystem...

Nash expects tech companies in the region to increasingly move toward subscription-based pricing, among other forecasts....

 2021-10-22 03:17 

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Sea, Temasek join $420m funding of crypto exchange major FTX...

The deal valued the cryptocurrency exchange at US$25 billion....

 2021-10-22 02:00 

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Mapping Vietnam's emerging edtech sector...

The market has seen renewed interest from global and regional investors this year, racking up more than US$115 million in funding....

 2021-10-22 02:00 

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

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

 2021-10-22 01:00 

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Hong Kong crypto firm wins $27m fundraise...

XanPool provides fiat-to-crypto services for exchanges, wallets, and other cryptocurrency businesses....

 2021-10-21 13:29 

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Ola to hire 10,000 people for used-car platform...

Ola Cars is eyeing a US$2 billion gross merchandise value in 12 months....

 2021-10-21 12:24 

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ByteDance founder now richest in China's internet sector...

Zhang Yiming is now richer than Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Tencent founder Pony Ma, whose net worths shrank significantly....

 2021-10-21 11:52 

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India Roundup: Google-backed delivery firm to raise up to $250m, and more...

Also, Zomato CEO joins the board of edtech unicorn Unacademy, fintech unicorn Cred may enter the wallet space, and other news....

 2021-10-21 11:04 

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Gorilla Mobile offers Shopee, Grab vouchers for unused data...

Singapore's newest telco startup will enable users to convert unused mobile data into e-vouchers of Grab, Shopee, Shell, Cold Storage, and Esso....

 2021-10-21 09:35 

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Israeli HR platform bags $5m in Vertex Ventures-led seed round...

Bites currently boasts over 200,000 users from 500 companies, including Unilever, HP, and H&M....

 2021-10-21 09:30 

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Examining Grab's top leadership...

We map out the who's who at Grab and take a look at what drone startup H3 Dynamic will do following its series B round....

 2021-10-21 09:20 

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Foodpanda, Rebel Foods team up to launch virtual food brands...

Among the brands that will be launched is Honest Bowl, a joint offering from both firms showcasing global and local flavors in food bowls....

 2021-10-21 07:23 

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China Roundup: China expels Caixin from official news outlets list, and more...

Also, Alibaba Cloud has launched a new AI assistant, which makes transcribing and organizing minutes in meetings easier....

 2021-10-21 07:19 

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Amazon-backed Good Glamm Group buys Indian content firm...

The content-to-D2C commerce firm plans to invest about US$66.8 million into offerings directed at men over the next three years....

 2021-10-21 07:00 

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How underdog Blibli took on the top dogs of Indonesian ecommerce...

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

 2021-10-21 06:40 

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Grab Financial expands offerings to SMBs in ecommerce push...

The superapp's initiatives for small and medium-sized businesses, such as GrabMerchant Commerce, will help in its ecommerce push across Southeast Asia....

 2021-10-21 06:19 

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Indonesian farming lender bags $9m in Monk's Hill-led round...

Crowde stated on its website that it made a profit of US$183,000 and a revenue of US$438,000 in 2020....

 2021-10-21 04:57 

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Ryde wins full ride-hailing license from LTA in Singapore...

The Land Transport Authority converted Ryde's provisional licenses for ride-hailing and carpool services into full licenses that are valid for three years....

 2021-10-21 04:56 

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Stripe to acquire Indian finance platform...

Prior to the buyout, Recko had raised around US$7 million funding from Vertex Ventures SEA & India and Prime Venture Partners....

 2021-10-21 03:00 

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Melodics' deck that struck a $1.2m chord with investors...

The New Zealand-based startup raised seed funding from a clutch of investors including 500 Startups....

 2021-10-21 02:00 

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

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

 2021-10-21 01:55 

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How Indonesia's Blibli stood up to giants via a niche strategy...

The Djarum Group-backed ecommerce marketplace is poised to benefit from the country's rising affluent class....

 2021-10-21 01:00 

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Ninja Van board member's firm nets $2.8m in Monk's Hill-led round...

Doyobi, a Singapore-based edtech firm, supports teachers by helping them create interactive STEM lessons with videos, quizzes, and projects....

 2021-10-20 12:39 

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Animoca pockets $65m in funding from Ubisoft, Sequoia, others...

Animoca will use the funds - raised at a valuation of US$2.2 billion - for investments, acquisitions, and licenses for popular intellectual properties....

 2021-10-20 11:05 

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China Roundup: Ant Group may not launch IPO before 2023, and other news...

Also, Jack Ma flies abroad for the first time since the crackdown on tech firms began, and ByteDance confirms a fresh round of layoffs....

 2021-10-20 11:00 

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Singapore blockchain firm names ex-Brave Browser exec as CEO...

Ben Livshits served as chief scientist at Brave, the company behind the Brave web browser, where he helped build its research division from the ground up....

 2021-10-20 10:24 

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India Roundup: Top Ola execs quit ahead of IPO, and other news...

Also, insurtech unicorn Digit clocks a 67% growth in gross written gremiums in the first half of FY21-22....

 2021-10-20 09:30 

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Indonesia's top edtech players aren't your popular bets...

We look at the unexpected front-runners in Indonesia's edtech space and check out a startup targeting football fans...

 2021-10-20 09:17 

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Indian fintech firm cashes in $30m in series B money...

CredAble will use the funds to develop working capital solutions tailor-made for small businesses....

 2021-10-20 08:08 

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GoTo banks $400m in pre-IPO money from Abu Dhabi fund...

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is leading GoTo's pre-IPO round, which is said to be its largest investment in Indonesia....

 2021-10-20 08:08 

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Pine Labs hires former Flipkart, PayPal exec as CTO...

Phanimohan Kalagara was the senior vice president of product and engineering at Flipkart for two years and worked at PayPal for over 12 years....

 2021-10-20 08:00 

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Fundraising is time and resource-intensive. This company wants to lighten the load...

From gathering data to attracting investors, fundraising can be a long and arduous journey for the inexperienced....

 2021-10-20 07:00 

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The era of pure BNPL firms is ending...

The Top Up is Tech in Asia's free newsletter that breaks down the biggest stories and trends in fintech....

 2021-10-20 07:00 

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Pakistani last-mile delivery firm scores $2.3m in seed money...

Rider recently launched "cash now, deliver later," a service that allows online shop owners to get advanced payments for their sales....

 2021-10-20 06:37 

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Facebook to create Alphabet-like parent firm...

Facebook's name change could be unveiled at its annual Connect conference on October 28, reported The Verge....

 2021-10-20 04:46 

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SG drone startup swoops up $26m in series B money...

H3 Dynamics will use the fresh capital to fuel its foray into the delivery of unmanned cargo....

 2021-10-20 02:00 

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

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

 2021-10-20 01:55 

Tech in Asia

The enigmatic unicorn behind BNPL firm Atome...

Advance Intelligence Group has quietly grown in six years, and its headcount now stands at 1,500. We unpack what makes the Singapore-headquartered firm tick....

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