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 2020-04-07 09:06 

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Indian agritech startup DeHaat secures $12m from Sequoia, others...

DeHaat plans to onboard more farmers to its platform, add more rural retail centers, and improve its supply chain....

 2020-04-07 07:00 

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Crowdsourcing tech solutions to drive industry-wide innovation...

Singapore's IMDA matches big business with small startups to fix large-scale problems....

 2020-04-06 01:10 

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Love is in the air amid Covid-19...

As the world continues to reel from the continued spread of Covid-19, there are efforts springing up within the community to make things a little better....

 2020-04-06 00:00 

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Indonesian VC firms Agaeti, Convergence announce merger, new fund...

AC Ventures aims to invest in 35 early-stage, Indonesia-focused startups over the next three years....

 2020-04-03 10:05 

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Vietnam fintech startup Finhay raises funding from Acorns co-founder, others...

It plans to expand its market reach, optimize IT infrastructure, and recruit more staff to grow its platform....

 2020-04-03 09:06 

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KK Fund rolls out program to help founders meet investors virtually...

A total of 70 investors have signed up, including Vertex Ventures, Gobi Partners, Sequoia Capital, and SoftBank Vision Fund....

 2020-04-03 07:43 

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Myanmar digital content firm BIT closes 7-digit series B round...

BIT will use the funds to scale its core products and double its revenues....

 2020-04-03 07:00 

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Why are alternative protein startups like Impossible Foods scaling to China?...

While most pivot their businesses amid the pandemic, alternative protein startups are setting their sights on the world's most populous country....

 2020-04-03 04:40 

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Enterprise fintech firm Recko banks $6m in Vertex-led round...

The Bengaluru-based startup plans to strengthen its product, make new hires, and extend its reach outside of India....

 2020-04-03 03:41 

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Luckin Coffee shares dive as probe into alleged $310m fraud starts...

The company former COO, Jian Liu, is believed to have inflated revenues by US$310.5 million....

 2020-04-03 03:21 

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Singapore's Antler to deploy up to $500k for startups battling Covid-19...

Interested teams may apply until April 15....

 2020-04-02 10:44 

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Furniture rental startup Furlenco banks $10m...

It plans to use the new funds to extend its runway "as far as possible," its CEO said....

 2020-04-02 10:12 

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Bounce's founders give up salary to keep team intact amid Covid-19...

Employees have also agreed to take a 20% to 60% pay cut....

 2020-04-02 09:34 

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Singapore B2B e-learning platform raises funds in Agaeti-led round...

ProSpark, which has offices in Indonesia and the Philippines, looks to expand across Southeast Asia in the future....

 2020-04-02 08:46 

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SoftBank backs out of $3b WeWork tender offer...

The special committee of WeWork's board said they will "evaluate all of its legal options, including litigation."...

 2020-04-02 08:23 

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Lending startup Fairbanc gets 500 Startups backing for Indonesia push...

Indonesian billionaire Michael Sampoerna also invested....

 2020-04-02 07:25 

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Meet the 50 top-funded startups and tech companies in Singapore...

Here are the companies in Singapore that are attracting tons of investors and have the resources to spend on software, talent, and expansion....

 2020-04-02 04:47 

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SoftBank's Vision Fund has put itself in a tight spot...

The Vision Fund's subpar track record, lack of diversity in holdings, and controversial investing strategies have contributed to its decline....

 2020-04-02 03:00 

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Myanmar travel startup lays off staff as bookings drop to zero...

Flymya was on track to bring in US$30 million in annual booking revenue, but it now expects a 90% drop for the next year....

 2020-04-02 00:00 

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TNB Aura to invest $2m in each startup hit by Covid-19 crisis...

It will make the investments through its new Special Situations Fund....

 2020-04-01 10:22 

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Indonesian agritech firm TaniHub secures $17m in series A+ money...

The new funding round follows the startup's US$10 million raise less than a year ago....

 2020-04-01 08:36 

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How startups can shift gears and overcome the downturn...

Founders need to contend with the dual catastrophes of the Covid-19 outbreak and the stock market crash....

 2020-04-01 08:22 

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Meituan reports solid Q4 but expects gloomy outlook for 2020...

Meituan reported total revenues of US$4 billion in Q4 2019, representing a 42.2% year-on-year increase....

 2020-04-01 06:00 

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Co-working spaces see a surge in demand but it may not last...

But operators see potential in long-term demand, even after the pandemic is over....

 2020-04-01 05:11 

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Grab names new chief financial officer...

Peter Oey said he'll focus on enhancing Grab's finance functions and help drive the company towards sustainable growth....

 2020-04-01 05:00 

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VCs in Southeast Asia launch programs to support tech talent, startups...

The initiatives are aimed at driving startup revenues and opening up new opportunities for employees hit by the Covid-19 crisis....

 2020-03-31 11:21 

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IoT Tribe names 12 deeptech startups in first Singapore cohort...

The global accelerator aims to get at least US$1.4 million of investments in total for the first cohort....

 2020-03-31 09:40 

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This startup applies AI to street cleaning services...

In 2016, Zero Carbon System completed an undisclosed series A round from Alibaba's Antsdaq, and former Sequoia China executive Ge Bin....

 2020-03-31 07:59 

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Japanese AI startup Cogent Labs nets $13m to expand in Asia...

It has already started its entry into South Korea....

 2020-03-31 07:12 

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Tiger Global becomes stakeholder in Bytedance, joining SoftBank and Sequoia...

The Chinese tech giant's valuation has reportedly risen at least 20% from two years ago to somewhere between US$90 billion and US$100 billion....

 2020-03-31 04:54 

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MatchMove to aquire stake in ecommerce enabler Shopmatic...

Shopmatic will also be MatchMove's go-to-market partner in its digibank bid....

 2020-03-31 04:30 

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Working from home is the new normal as we combat the Covid-19 pandemic...

Technological advancements enable us to carry on with business despite the Covid-19 restrictions in place in many countries....

 2020-03-31 03:03 

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Despite Covid-19, shared-ride aggregator Via raises funds at a $2.3b valuation...

Covid-19 may have hit the brakes on fundraising, but niche businesses are still beating the downtrend....

 2020-03-31 03:00 

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How Grab's super-app advantage is reconfiguring insurance for the masses...

Just shy of a year old, GrabInsure has already issued over 7 million policies in Singapore and Malaysia....

 2020-03-31 02:00 

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Telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere raises $27m to fuel regional expansion...

Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, Doctor Anywhere said its platform saw a 70% jump in usage....

 2020-03-31 00:00 

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Lalamove backs logistics startup Inteluck in $5m round led by MindWorks...

The deal marks Lalamove's first strategic investment....

 2020-03-30 10:49 

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Singapore agrifood startup DiMuto secures funding to enter Latin America...

Latin Leap, a new VC studio in the city-state, joins DiMuto's other backers such as SGInnovate and PwC Singapore....

 2020-03-30 10:18 

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Grab leaders to take up to 20% pay cut amid Covid-19 pandemic...

Grab will also expand its GrabMart and GrabAssistant services to create additional income opportunities for its partners....

 2020-03-30 09:38 

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Japanese AI startup AISing banks $6.5m in series B money...

Investors in the round include Sparx Group, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital....

 2020-03-30 09:15 

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How can startups survive 2020?...

Join us on April 8 for our April virtual meetup...

 2020-03-30 08:00 

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Deep Dive: Delving into the recent layoffs among Asian startups...

The growing fear of job cuts is becoming all too real....

 2020-03-30 03:24 

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Korea's response to Covid-19 was widely praised. Startups had a lot to do with it...

By and large, the Korean response to the outbreak has been fast, effective, and technology-driven....

 2020-03-30 03:16 

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Why recruitment startup Glints is focusing on education...

Glints, which just launched a coding bootcamp last year, wants to be a comprehensive platform for recruitment and education....

 2020-03-30 03:00 

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Hospitality startup Airy pivots toward profitability, but the pandemic may slow its progress...

As hotel occupancy in Indonesia has decreased by more than 20%, Airy may face a similar hit....

 2020-03-30 01:10 

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"I have to lay off my team because of Covid-19"...

It's one of the most heartbreaking decisions that founders have to make....

 2020-03-27 11:33 

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Blockchain-based credential validation firm bags seed funding at $4m valuation...

The PIER71 finalist plans to use the new funds to expand its business in Singapore and the Philippines....

 2020-03-27 10:47 

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Hooq, Singtel's video-streaming service, files for liquidation...

The service failed to sufficiently grow and provide sustainable returns amid stiff competition, according to a report....

 2020-03-27 10:39 

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Vickers Venture Partners secures $200m for sixth fund...

The VC firm is looking to raise US$500 million for the new fund....

 2020-03-27 10:18 

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Coca-Cola's VC arm invests in Indonesian logistics startup Kargo...

Kargo will use part of the new funds to help its transporters survive the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-27 10:10 

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Smartphones, QR codes now indispensable in quarantined Beijing...

Beijing, once completely empty as authorities enforced quarantine measures through tech applications, is now slowly returning to normal....

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