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 2021-08-30 04:47 

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Rocket Internet-backed coffee startup to enter 6 more countries after Taiwan launch...

Flash Coffee currently has 90 stores in three countries it operates in and aims to open 260 more shops across Asia by the end of 2022....

 2021-08-30 04:43 

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Binance Australia names former head of publicly listed blockchain firm as CEO...

Apart from his stint at DigitalX, Leigh Travers had served on the board of industry body Blockchain Australia for over five years....

 2021-08-30 04:08 

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Hong Kong insurtech startup bags $28m from Sun Hung Kai's investment arm...

OneDegree says it has 90,000 paying customers in Hong Kong, the highest among the four virtual insurers in the market....

 2021-08-30 03:00 

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East Ventures, Gojek's VC arm joins $2.7m round of Vietnamese digital media firm...

Vietcetera says its platform reaches more than 20 million users per month in Vietnam....

 2021-08-29 17:00 

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Startup with prominent angel investors is quietly reshaping Indonesian transport...

Singapore-based Bussr is moving Southeast Asia's transport operators online. But it has no plans of stopping there....

 2021-08-29 09:30 

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The big business of deals and coupons...

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 2021-08-28 09:30 

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I won an NFT so... what now?...

Kuaikan Comics, PropertyGuru, Zetwerk, and more startups raised funding this week....

 2021-08-27 11:56 

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Indonesian logistics major J&T Express mulls shifting IPO from US to Hong Kong...

J&T Express' plan comes as firms looking to list overseas face intensifying scrutiny from regulators in Beijing, reported Bloomberg....

 2021-08-27 11:12 

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Fintech unicorn Airwallex eyes $3.5b valuation in new funding round...

The Australia-born cross-border payment firm is raising fresh funds just months after a US$100 million series D extension round, reported Bloomberg....

 2021-08-27 10:15 

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Insignia joins Indonesian fintech platform's $11.2m round...

Accial Capital and Bank OCBC NISP have also extended their debt facilities of more than US$45 million to the fintech startup....

 2021-08-27 09:47 

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China to ban local firms with large consumer data from listing in the US...

According to a WSJ report, China may set up a cross-ministry committee soon, requiring firms to obtain formal approval to launch an IPO overseas....

 2021-08-27 09:36 

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Chinese authority proposes to control role of algorithms used by tech giants...

China's cyberspace watchdog has drafted a proposal to ban practices that "encourage addiction or high consumption," reported Bloomberg....

 2021-08-27 09:30 

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ShopBack's earnings: 150% revenue growth + 5x advertising income...

ShopBack's revenue growth and the state of funding in Southeast Asia...

 2021-08-27 07:23 

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China Logistics in talks to sell controlling stake...

JD.com, which owns a 9.4% stake in the Chinese logistics major, was in advanced talks to acquire a controlling stake, according to a Bloomberg report....

 2021-08-27 07:01 

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Indonesia-based BNPL provider Kredivo expands into Vietnam ahead of US listing...

Kredivo's joint venture with Phoenix Holdings will initially roll out bill payment and personal loan features in Vietnam, in partnership with VietCredit....

 2021-08-27 05:00 

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Coc Coc is aiming to be Vietnam's Bing. Its ex-CEO wants to stop it...

Since 2013, Vietnamese search engine Coc Coc has been battling Google's dominance in the country. But internal conflicts might have slowed its growth....

 2021-08-27 04:36 

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China's Supreme Court deems taxing '996' work culture unlawful...

Public backlash against the practice intensified when a Pinduoduo worker died earlier this year after working long hours, a Bloomberg report noted....

 2021-08-26 15:06 

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Thai construction tech firm raises series B+ round, plans for IPO in 2022...

The investment will help Builk improve its software services for the construction and real estate industry....

 2021-08-26 13:11 

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Google-backed quick commerce startup's losses narrow by 43%...

India-based Dunzo plans to add 300 microfulfillment centers to facilitate express delivery of groceries....

 2021-08-26 13:04 

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ByteDance in talks to buy Chinese VR headset maker...

Beijing-based Pico sells its VR headsets to businesses globally and to consumers in Asia....

 2021-08-26 11:45 

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Indonesian stock trading app Stockbit ties up with new brokerage firm...

The tie-up with Mahakarya Artha Sekuritas comes after Stockbit's partnership with Sinarmas Sekuritas ended less than a month earlier....

 2021-08-26 11:38 

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Ex-Grab, Uber, Microsoft execs' F&B startup lands $6.5m in Sequoia co-led round...

Momos is working with food and beverage firms across Southeast Asia, including The Lo & Behold Group, Flash Coffee, Guzman y Gomez, and Wolf Burgers....

 2021-08-26 10:39 

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Tencent boosts own game-streaming app after China blocks merger plans...

With the merger plans for Huyu and DouYu scrapped, Tencent is now focusing on Penguin Esports, reports Bloomberg....

 2021-08-26 09:30 

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Who's investing in a 'clean' future for the planet?...

A snapshot of cleantech investments in Southeast Asia and Razer's record revenue haul...

 2021-08-26 09:09 

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ASX-listed Appen acquires Singapore-based mobile-location data firm...

By connecting to Appen's user base, Quadrant's Geolancer product, which delivers manually verifiable POI data, will be scaled up....

 2021-08-26 08:44 

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WeWork launches On Demand app in Singapore, three other countries...

Users in Singapore, Australia, Ireland, and the UK will be able to book workspaces on a per-day basis and conference rooms by the hour through the app....

 2021-08-26 08:21 

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Warung Pintar launches loan service via tie-up with fellow East Ventures' portfolio firm...

Cicil started its business in 2016 by providing education loans and has since expanded to disburse loans to business owners....

 2021-08-26 08:04 

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Ex-Grab, Tencent exec's startup aims to cut drop-offs from shopping carts...

Arrow eliminates the need for users to enter their personal data, including passwords, credit details, and addresses, when making a purchase....

 2021-08-26 08:00 

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Ant-backed BAce Capital invests in Indian gaming development startup...

SuperGaming is working on a large battle royale game that is expected to launch in early 2022....

 2021-08-26 07:00 

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India enters the D2C era...

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

 2021-08-26 06:02 

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Elevation Capital, Matrix Partners co-lead Indian edtech firm's $12m round...

Camp K12 said it would launch in two new geographies and release one new content category over the next six months....

 2021-08-26 06:00 

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Standard Chartered exec backs Malaysian crowdfunding firm's $1.7m round...

The company is operating regulated platforms in Malaysia and Indonesia, and has regulatory approvals in Dubai and Qatar....

 2021-08-26 05:48 

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F10 Singapore accelerator program names 7 startups in second cohort...

The participating startups belong to the wealthtech, deeptech, and sustainable finance spaces in Singapore, South Korea, and the US....

 2021-08-26 05:30 

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Social gifting app Giftiicon used this pitch deck to raise $2.3m in funding...

Giftiicon's amusing features make digital gifting easier for Indian users....

 2021-08-26 04:52 

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Indian social commerce unicorn registers criminal complaints against fraudulent users...

Meesho claims such unauthorized orders made up only 0.01% of its total order volume....

 2021-08-26 04:30 

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Sports-career focused Indian startup nets $2m in pre-series A round...

Sporjo claims to be a one-stop destination for building a successful career in the sports industry....

 2021-08-26 03:42 

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Djarum Group-backed Indonesian ecommerce firm Blibli eyes 2022 IPO...

The company is working with Credit Suisse Group AG and Morgan Stanley to explore a possible first-time share sale, Bloomberg reported....

 2021-08-26 03:18 

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Singapore crypto startup raises $16m to bring NFTs to life...

Metapurse, billionaire Mark Cuban, and Yield Guild Games co-founder Gabby Dizon are among the participants in Alethea AI's private token sale....

 2021-08-26 03:02 

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Indonesian healthtech startup wins Telkomsel backing in $500k seed round...

Zi.Care was established by three founders who have experience in building information systems for the health, technology, and banking industries....

 2021-08-26 02:08 

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[Tech in Asia Conference] Leadership lesson: Scaling Google in Southeast Asia...

Hear from Google's Vice President about the leadership lessons she's learned...

 2021-08-26 01:55 

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The decade of D2C has just begun in India...

With consumers ready to experiment and spend on branded goods, direct-to-consumer businesses in India have an opportunity like never before....

 2021-08-26 01:00 

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Y Combinator co-leads $2.2m round of Carousell CEO-backed mental health firm...

Singapore-based Intellect's corporate clientele includes tech unicorns like Foodpanda, ShopBack, and Carousell....

 2021-08-26 01:00 

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Former Grab, ComfortDelGro execs launch Singapore's first car subscription platform...

Carzuno offers customers full-time use of a car of their choice on a monthly subscription basis....

 2021-08-25 22:00 

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Alipay pours $15m into Chope as part of partnership to build mini apps...

The Singapore F&B startup aims to become a unicorn within two to three years....

 2021-08-25 16:04 

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Leading Indonesian bank to pump $200m in digital unit to keep Gojek, Sea at bay...

Bank Central Asia will invest US$200 million to help increase the market share of its digital arm, Blu....

 2021-08-25 15:33 

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Xiaomi reports 64% rise in revenue in second quarter of 2021...

Xiaomi also announced that it had acquired DeepMotion, a US-based startup specializing in autonomous driving tech, for US$77.3 million....

 2021-08-25 12:02 

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IPO-bound Indian automobile marketplace turns into a public company...

The move comes amid Droom's plans to take the company public with a listing in India or the US-based Nasdaq by 2022....

 2021-08-25 11:36 

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Flipkart co-founder joins Indian F&B startup's $13m round...

Curefoods is also looking to close a US$10 million debt raise in the coming weeks....

 2021-08-25 10:33 

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How unicorns are becoming decacorns faster than ever before...

We dive into the state of decacorns and explore the promising opportunity for agritech in Indonesia...

 2021-08-25 10:00 

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Indonesian online lender Akulaku reports over 150% rise in H1 revenue...

Akulaku's strong growth was fueled by growth in its BNPL business, which brought in the majority of the company's income in the first half of the year....

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