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Agri-tech startup Aibono raises Rs 15 cr for business growth, expansion...
Business Standard | 2020-09-04 11:28 UTC

... vegetables from farm to fork. "We have raised a further round of USD 2 million from Japanese and Swiss investors in the midst of COVID-19 economic crisis," he told PTI. The current capital raise is led by Japanese venture capital firms Rebright Partners and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital based out of Tokyo and Singapore respectively; and Swiss Impact Investor Lesing Artha, a subsidiary of Rianta Capital (UK). The company had raised a total of USD 4.5 million since inception in 2015, he added. With the help of its AI powered full-stack farm services and demand-supply syncing technology, Aibono helps farmers from the Nilgiris and surrounding villages in Tamil Nadu to grow premium perishable vegetables and herbs with better yields. It not ...

Forbes Asia's Power Businesswomen 2020 List...
Forbes | 2020-09-14 04:00 UTC

... for ibuprofen. The pandemic hasn't stopped Vinati. Despite India's lockdown in late March and early April, its two plants are at 70% capacity. In 2005, when Alsagoff started a website with Bali's tourism board, she noticed local banks couldn't process the online payments it attracted. So she and two friends cofounded Jakarta-based Nusa Satu Inti Artha, best known by its brand name Doku (local slang for "wallet"). Doku pioneered cashless transactions in Indonesia, leapfrogging domestic banks to offer e-wallet services. In 2016, Indonesia media group Elang Mahkota Teknologi bought a majority stake in Nusa Satu for an undisclosed sum, but Alsagoff remains Doku's chief operating officer. Last year, Doku handled 63 trillion rupiah ($4 ...

Forbes Asia's Power Businesswomen List Spotlights 25 Outstanding Female Leaders...
Forbes | 2020-09-14 04:00 UTC

... ,200 hectares that annually produce about 4.5 million kilograms of tea — about 70% of Malaysia's tea output. Taking the helm as CEO in 2003, Russell has expanded BOH's range of teas and international sales and was named executive chairman after her father retired last year. Nabilah Alsagoff and her two friends cofounded Jakarta-based Nusa Satu Inti Artha, best known by its brand name Doku. The company pioneered cashless transactions in Indonesia, leapfrogging domestic banks to offer e-wallet services. Last year, Doku handled 63 trillion rupiah ($4.3 billion) in payments, 50% more than in 2018 and making it Indonesia's leading e-payments service. Olivia Limpe-Aw is the fifth-generation head of Destileria Limtuaco, the Philippines' oldest ...

5 Actionable Self-Empowerment Tips For Right Now From "Britian's Coolest Astrologer" Carolyne Faulkner...
Forbes | 2020-08-31 04:00 UTC

... International Academy of Visual Arts) and an Associate Member of the IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences). I also juggle my roles as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of my Webby award-winning fashion blog, The Blonde and The Brunette, and as an angel investor in female-focused luxury and consumer brands including 11 Honor, Max-Bone, Starface Beauty, Hello Bumo, Artha, and use my prior positions at American Express, MGM and Universal Studios to give me unique perspectives on challenges women face in their business and personal lives. With a bit of prodding, I've started sharing highly practical and actionable business, lifestyle, and fashion advice, often ripped from topical issues of the day, to help women succeed in their diverse roles ...

6 Key Insights On How To Build A Sustainable Luxury Online Platform From The Founders Of Maison De Mode...
Forbes | 2020-08-27 04:00 UTC

... International Academy of Visual Arts) and an Associate Member of the IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences). I also juggle my roles as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of my Webby award-winning fashion blog, The Blonde and The Brunette, and as an angel investor in female-focused luxury and consumer brands including 11 Honor, Max-Bone, Starface Beauty, Hello Bumo, Artha, and use my prior positions at American Express, MGM and Universal Studios to give me unique perspectives on challenges women face in their business and personal lives. With a bit of prodding, I've started sharing highly practical and actionable business, lifestyle, and fashion advice, often ripped from topical issues of the day, to help women succeed in their diverse roles ...

Travel bug: Why tourism in Asia will never be the same...
Nikkei Asian Review | 2020-08-25 21:54 UTC

... its daily tests, Bali does not. Bali's testing activities are "mysterious," said University of Indonesia epidemiologist Pandu Riono. "Many [Indonesian] regions won't increase their testing capacity because perhaps they think it can keep them from being declared a 'red zone,'" Riono said. Ahead of the planned Sept. 11 reopening, Bali Deputy Gov. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati met the national police and stressed that there are eight labs in the island province that can perform polymerase chain reaction tests for coronavirus. However, he stopped short of saying how many tests they have performed so far. "Preventive efforts that we've done so far are showing improving outcomes," was as much as he would say. Riono ...

Bali won't allow international visitors until at least 2021 as the island sees a spike in coronavirus cases...
Business Insider Australia | 2020-08-24 21:52 UTC

... Bali Governor Wayan Koster in a statement, as reported by Bloomberg . "The situation is not conducive to allowing foreign tourists to come to Indonesia, including to Bali." In April, Bloomberg reported that the Indonesian government said the industry will lose roughly $US10 billion, a number that could grow as the country had originally slated to be open this fall. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, Bali's vice-governor and former chair of the island's hotel and restaurant association, told CNN Travel the popular island destination known for its beaches has seen significant losses since the start of the pandemic. The island has lost $US650 million every month since the country closed down earlier this year. In a normal year, the island sees ...

Bali winds back plan to reopen to international tourists...
The Australian Financial Review | 2020-08-24 07:33 UTC

... 31 after the Indonesian government put a stop to all international arrivals has decimated the island's economy. Second-quarter GDP was down 10.98 per cent, more than double the national decline of 5.3 per cent, and some 73, 681 people from the island's permanent population of 4.3 million have lost their jobs. On Monday, Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati appealed to Australians not to forget the island. "Domestic tourists are not the same as foreign tourists," Mr Tjokorda told The Australian Financial Review. "Many domestic tourists have their own houses or villas here and many stay with family. "We hope that, when it is time for Indonesia to open up to foreigners and when the Australian government allows its ...

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