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 2021-01-24 09:30 

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Why edfintech is a big deal in Indonesia...

Our top articles of the week look at the edfintech opportunity in Indonesia, the key players in Singapore's fintech space, and why now is the time for local unicorns to IPO...

 2021-01-23 09:30 

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Enter 2021's newest decacorn...

Lalamove's series F funding round leads this week's top fundraises....

 2021-01-22 13:13 

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Singapore Exchange partners with Temasek for digital asset venture...

The joint venture will focus on existing and emerging asset classes, including funds and sustainable finance....

 2021-01-22 10:41 

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Udaan sustains $315m loss on top of $134m in revenue...

The Indian unicorn established by former Flipkart executives saw its revenues soar in FYE 2020, but it remains hugely unprofitable....

 2021-01-22 10:22 

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Privacy-focused browser app launches in India...

The development comes as WhatsApp continues to face legal challenges in the country over its updated data-sharing rules....

 2021-01-22 09:30 

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Is going public the right move for Grab?...

We examine what an IPO could do for Grab and explore how this startup is making private market securities accessible to individual investors....

 2021-01-22 09:05 

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Singaporean fintech firm Nium looks to book $6b in transactions by Q4 2021...

The fintech startup's chief exec also said that Nium has moved US$2.1 billion in the last quarter....

 2021-01-22 08:38 

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Zomato acquires sports platform Fitso in a deal worth up to $13.7m, report says...

The development has already been internally announced by the foodtech major, a source said....

 2021-01-22 06:17 

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Sequoia-backed AI unicorn 4Paradigm nets $700m in series D round...

It comes after the firm completed its series C and C+ rounds at US$230 million last year....

 2021-01-22 06:00 

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Reinventing career development with data...

JobKred co-founder Gary Gan was inspired to launch the business when he realized fresh graduates don't always have the right skills for jobs in the market....

 2021-01-22 04:15 

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Tencent-backed esports startup VSPN bags $60m in series B+ round...

It comes three months after the company secured US$100 million in a series B funding round led by Tencent....

 2021-01-22 03:53 

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Disney+ Hotstar pulls in 2.5m subscribers in Indonesia, surpassing Netflix...

Disney+ Hotstar ranked first by subscribers, followed by Viu, Vidio, and Netflix, respectively....

 2021-01-21 11:00 

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Indian healthtech firm Pharmarack to raise $13.7m by February...

Funds raised will be used to strengthen the company's healthcare network and digitize its entire supply chain....

 2021-01-21 10:38 

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Indian game-streaming startup bags $1.6m in Elevation-led seed round...

The round was led by Elevation Capital, with participation from Better Capital....

 2021-01-21 10:31 

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GGV-backed Chinese edtech startup nets $100m in series D, E rounds...

The fresh capital will go toward market expansion, the research and development of digital technology, as well as team building....

 2021-01-21 10:28 

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China to lay down new payment antirtust rules that may affect Ant, Tencent...

According to the draft rules, any non-bank payment firm with at least 50% of the online transaction market could be subject to investigations....

 2021-01-21 09:47 

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Indian venture debt firm BlackSoil pours $2.7m into furniture rental firm Furlenco...

Furlenco is a subscription-based furniture rental platform with features like free delivery within 72 hours, annual cleaning, and free relocation....

 2021-01-21 09:34 

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Chinese personal care brand bags $23m in series B round...

The round was led by M31 Capital and 5Y Capital....

 2021-01-21 09:30 

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Visualizing Singapore's fintech landscape...

The rise of e-wallet and other investment trends in the city-state's fintech space, and a BNPL firm's fresh funds from Vertex Ventures and Alpha JWC...

 2021-01-21 07:34 

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How founders can hack their decision-making to scale their startup...

When the thought process behind certain choices isn't clear, growth is inhibited and staff morale declines....

 2021-01-21 07:29 

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Lalamove close to raising $1.5b in new round, report says...

The Hong Kong-based startup reportedly raised US$1.3 billion in the first two tranches of its series F round, which was led by Hillhouse Capital....

 2021-01-21 07:25 

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Meet the 15 top-funded startups and tech companies in Vietnam...

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

 2021-01-21 06:44 

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Indian bourses greenlight Reliance-Future $3.4b deal in blow to Amazon...

The move comes after Amazon appealed to block the deal between the two largest retail chains in India....

 2021-01-21 06:06 

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Behind GoBear's surprising and sudden closure...

Was it a case of expanding too fast, too furious?...

 2021-01-21 03:14 

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Japan's sovereign fund joins $50m round in Singapore digital exchange Istox...

The funds will go into expanding its geographical reach and investment offerings....

 2021-01-21 03:00 

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Beyond FOMO: Why Grab should race to an IPO fast...

Going public this year will provide Grab with the resources it needs to battle for dominance in Southeast Asia....

 2021-01-21 02:33 

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India's BharatPe banks $6.9m in the third tranche of its debt fund financing...

The fresh funds will help the company offer loans to underserved small merchants and mom-and-pop store owners across the country....

 2021-01-21 01:50 

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The not-so-obvious trends in Asia...

From telehealth for sexual wellness to Omegle, we dive into the topics that are attracting a ton of attention in Asia...

 2021-01-20 10:51 

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Fireside Ventures closes its second fund for consumer brands at $118m...

With four companies in its portfolio, the new fund will invest in 15 to 20 more startups....

 2021-01-20 10:33 

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Singapore's Antler to pour $100m into Indian startups within the next 4 years...

The early-stage VC firm has appointed ex-Lightbox Ventures exec Nitin Sharma to lead its initiatives in the country....

 2021-01-20 10:24 

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Ex-Flipkart, Alibaba exec backs Indian social commerce firm in $1.5m seed round...

ShopG plans to use the funds to expand its community leader network in tier 3 and tier 4 cities and further develop its technology....

 2021-01-20 09:30 

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The billion-dollar edfintech opportunity in Indonesia...

Why edfintech is the shiny new market in Indonesia, and the India-based hyperlocal delivery startup backed by Google...

 2021-01-20 09:11 

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Gaming firm Razer to announce its breakeven for FY2020...

The company claimed that its revenue is expected to have grown by at least 40% year on year during the period....

 2021-01-20 08:46 

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Thai fintech startup bags series A money from the VC firm that backed Grab...

Beacon Venture Capital's investment in Robowealth aims to drive capital market inclusiveness in Thailand....

 2021-01-20 08:23 

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Jack Ma makes his first public appearance since China's crackdown on his empire...

In a 50-second video, Ma is shown saying that he's looking to spend more time on philanthropy....

 2021-01-20 06:21 

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Chinese tech giants capitalize on the US IPO market...

In total, Tencent and Xiaomi-backed online brokers enabled 36 Chinese new economy firms to go public in US stock markets amid the Sino-US tension....

 2021-01-20 06:19 

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Legaltech startup Lupl secures $14m as it gears up for its April launch...

The US-based company also signed an agreement with Singapore's Ministry of Law that aims to advance the digitization of the city-state's legal sector....

 2021-01-20 06:18 

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How Douyin created a product that gets 1 billion views a day...

Douyin's original head Kelly Zhang explained the initial process of the app's development in 2018 in this translated and annotated copy of her speech....

 2021-01-20 06:00 

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Is no-code the future of app development?...

App development has long been the domain of programmers and developers, but the arrival of no-code platforms is changing that....

 2021-01-20 03:52 

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TikTok's Chinese version Douyin launches e-wallet to compete with Alipay, WeChat Pay...

Alipay and WeChat Pay collectively take up over 90% of the digital payment market....

 2021-01-19 14:25 

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Indian gov't reportedly asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy for users...

The government objected to WhatsApp's "all-or-nothing approach," which forces users to accept the new terms....

 2021-01-19 13:35 

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WeChat pulls in 400 million daily active users for mini apps in 2020...

It claims that its annual transaction volume within mini programs increased by 100% year-over-year....

 2021-01-19 12:12 

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Google joins $40m round of Indian hyperlocal delivery firm Dunzo...

In the coming year, Dunzo will focus on deploying its playbook for sustainable growth across cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, and Pune....

 2021-01-19 12:02 

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Intel chairman to launch blank-check firm for healthtech investments: sources...

Omar Ishrak looks to rake in US$750 million to US$1 billion for the entity....

 2021-01-19 11:45 

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Temasek unit, Alpha JWC lead 7-figure funding in ex-WeWork exec's BNPL firm...

The company aims to cater to 5,000 merchant partners by the end of 2021 by expanding into North Asia and the rest of Southeast Asia....

 2021-01-19 10:56 

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PUBG maker Krafton mulls potential IPO this year, report says...

The IPO could also push the startup's valuation to 30 trillion won (US$27.2 billion), according to a report by Eugene Investment and Securities....

 2021-01-19 09:30 

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Is the IDX ready for tech listings?...

It's the time to shine for Indonesia's Stock Exchange, and Deliveroo seals its series H...

 2021-01-19 09:00 

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Pakistan-based ecommerce firm Bazaar lands $6.5m in seed round...

Funds from the financing round will be used to expand the company's footprint across Pakistan, build its product capabilities, and offer more services....

 2021-01-19 08:41 

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Vietnamese e-wallet Gpay bags series A funding from South Korea's KB Financial Group...

Gpay is part of the country's G-Group Technology Corporation, which is behind other tech platforms such as Tima, F88, and Gapo....

 2021-01-19 07:19 

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NUS creates aerogel that converts air into drinking water...

NUS researchers are now looking for industry partners to scale the product for domestic or industrial use....

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