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 2021-06-14 10:17 

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JustCo appoints former Mapletree exec as CFO...

Loke has held executive roles at Mapletree Industrial Trust and Mapletree Logistics Trust....

 2021-06-14 09:30 

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Gojek and Tokopedia's wild ride to become GoTo...

The history of Gojek and Tokopedia before they merged and the research team that's building power transmission through the human body...

 2021-06-14 08:43 

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20 largest exits in SEA...

Here's our regularly updated list of the region's biggest startup exits....

 2021-06-14 08:42 

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Indian B2B food and grocery marketplace lands $4.8m from Alteria Capital...

Jumbotail said it is also looking to hire more employees across different segments in order to fuel its expansion plans....

 2021-06-14 08:38 

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After Indonesia, Gojek reduces service fee for driver-partners in Singapore...

In Singapore, Gojek has now introduced a flat payout fee of US$2.26 and will introduce new daily peak hour targets by giving drivers more base points....

 2021-06-14 08:19 

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More than a dozen players in Indonesian digital bank race, says OJK...

Sea Group's SeaBank Indonesia and FinAccel's Bank Bisnis Indonesia are notably missing from the list....

 2021-06-14 08:11 

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Indian contract management startup banks $1.8m in Kalaari-led seed round...

SimpliContract will use the new funds to drive its engineering, AI research, and marketing efforts....

 2021-06-14 08:00 

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The Global Talent War: The importance of empathy and a solid work culture...

Richard Ong, chief technology officer of Worq, talks about his go-to employee retention strategies for the global talent war....

 2021-06-14 06:01 

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Grab's Anthony Tan assures that SPAC merger will be completed by year-end...

The company wants to be proactive and transparent in reporting the deal's financials, he said....

 2021-06-14 05:53 

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Malaysian state-owned accelerator opens applications for fourth cohort...

The winners of this year's accelerator will win cash prizes from a pool of 50,000 yuan (US$7,814)....

 2021-06-14 04:34 

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Turn Capital's blockchain firm secures funding from Vertex, Razer's VC arm, others...

Coinomo is a fintech platform born after Turn Capital's acquisition of Taiwan's Dapp Pocket....

 2021-06-14 00:30 

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Nas Daily dreams of hiring 1,000 people for its grand edtech plans...

Nas Daily's Nuseir Yassin was a software engineer - then he became a viral video maker. He's now trying to be the CEO of a global edtech empire....

 2021-06-13 09:30 

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Sea Group's growing web of alumni...

Our top stories this week delve into the Sea Group mafia, the departure of two One Championship directors, and the GrabPay-Stripe partnership...

 2021-06-12 09:30 

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What makes a good venture capitalist?...

Dingdang Medicine Express, Kakao Mobility, Whatfix, and more startups raised money this week....

 2021-06-11 12:30 

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Indian online fresh produce startup Licious banks $65m in series F money...

The new round brings the total funds raised by Licious to US$160 million....

 2021-06-11 09:37 

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India-based ticketing platform BookMyShow lays off 200 employees...

The layoffs come a year after the company trimmed 18% of its total workforce....

 2021-06-11 09:31 

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Blockchain gaming is here...

How blockchain gaming can help gamers make money and why an Indonesian fintech startup is banking funding when it's yet to fully cash in on its product...

 2021-06-11 07:22 

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Report: Tiger Global may invest up to $25m in Indian edtech startup Classplus...

If the deal pushes through, Classplus' valuation could go up to between US$200 million and US$210 million....

 2021-06-11 06:00 

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6 Questions with CleverTap's APAC sales director...

Marc-Antoine Hager discusses the importance of customer retention and the exciting future of mobile marketing....

 2021-06-11 05:25 

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Chinese ride-hailing major Didi to go public in the US...

In its filing, Didi pegged the offering at US$100 million, which is expected to change as terms for the share sale come in....

 2021-06-11 03:30 

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NUS develops charger for wearables that transmits power using the human body...

The tech involves installing a transmitter on a single power source like a smart watch and placing multiple receivers anywhere on a person's body....

 2021-06-11 02:00 

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Deep Dive: Gojek and Tokopedia's merger...

Will the move give both companies an edge over their rivals?...

 2021-06-11 01:47 

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Visual: How a decade of work led to the GoTo merger...

After the Gojek-Tokopedia merger, we reflect on the largely separate roads that these two internet powerhouses had been on before they finally crossed....

 2021-06-10 13:30 

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GGV Capital leads $20m round of Sequoia-backed marketing intelligence firm...

Slintel said that in the past year, its revenue and customer base expanded 5x....

 2021-06-10 12:50 

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Report: Meituan to hire 60,000 employees in bid to expand delivery services...

The positions to be filled by Meituan are mostly are on-ground logistics and marketing personnel....

 2021-06-10 12:30 

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Ex-Lazada exec's ecommerce services startup lands $11m in series B money...

Intrepid said it has hit profitability in two of its markets, and is on track for regional profitability....

 2021-06-10 12:00 

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Ex-Google, eBay execs' troubleshooting startup nets $21m in Accel-led round...

Israel-based Komodor, a troubleshooting platform dedicated to the software platform Kubernetes, has launched itself out of stealth mode....

 2021-06-10 11:25 

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Strike ends, but Gojek doesn't budge on delivery drivers' demands...

A Gojek delivery driver said that the strike would end today, despite the new scheme eating into their bonuses....

 2021-06-10 11:25 

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Inflexor Ventures leads $5m series A round of Indian logistics firm...

This marks Inflexor's fourth investment from its Fund II since November 2020....

 2021-06-10 11:16 

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Alibaba logistics arm Cainiao partners with China's Hainan gov't...

The public-private partnership is expected to digitally transform the Chinese island-province into a global smart supply chain zone....

 2021-06-10 11:00 

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Singaporean AI business services startup bags $16m in series A money...

Osome is looking to expand into more English-speaking markets with high labor costs, with Australia and the US currently on its radar....

 2021-06-10 10:39 

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Tencent-backed Niyo acquires personal finance platform...

The Indian neobank has acquired Index, a startup backed by VC accelerator SOSV Investments....

 2021-06-10 10:05 

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Indian fintech startup BharatPe acquires firm that offers loyalty programs...

BharatPe makes its first acquisition as it looks to help merchants increase customer footfall....

 2021-06-10 09:31 

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Malaysia's oil palm plantations to go cashless with digital payments partnership...

Many plantations in Malaysia rely on cash and checks. The LintraMax-Merchantrade partnership wants to change that....

 2021-06-10 09:30 

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Where is 'Indonesia's Silicon Valley'?...

We dive into the 'Silicon Valleys of Indonesia' and look at what fresh funding will do for this fintech firm....

 2021-06-10 08:05 

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He makes up to $3,900 a week racing cars on a blockchain game...

He cashed out US$17,000 from his stash last month to make a deposit on his new house....

 2021-06-10 08:00 

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These two Malaysian startups used alternative funding to grow amid the pandemic...

Equity crowdfunding played a crucial role in their survival and profitability....

 2021-06-10 06:20 

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Foodpanda partners with robotics startups for driverless delivery in Singapore...

The robots will provide additional support to riders by completing last-mile deliveries, especially in difficult locations....

 2021-06-10 06:00 

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Why video content marketing is the next frontier in SEA...

In the mobile-first SEA region, have you tapped into the power of video content as part of your marketing strategy?...

 2021-06-10 06:00 

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Why Hong Kong is fertile ground for fintech and regtech to prosper...

The city is building on its status as an established financial hub with tech-minded regulations and talent support....

 2021-06-10 04:53 

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Singaporean fintech firm MatchMove gets $100m funding boost from US investor...

The new round of funding takes MatchMove's valuation to US$600 million....

 2021-06-10 03:00 

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Bond trading platform Trumid used this deck to secure $53m in series C money...

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the startup raised US$200 million in a Dragoneer-led series E round last year....

 2021-06-10 02:45 

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Korean edtech firm Ringle bags $18m to expand globally...

The company currently has more than 700 tutors and 100,000 users, and plan to drive growth in Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, the US, and the UK....

 2021-06-10 01:57 

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Pakistani online pharmacy Dawaai raised $8.5m from 500 Startups...

With 250 employees, Dawaai has served 11 million people in over 98 cities in Pakistan....

 2021-06-10 00:00 

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This Indonesian fintech startup bagged $60m, but it hasn't earned any revenue yet...

Among other things, BukuWarung will use the fresh funds to double its team size from 150 to 300 people....

 2021-06-09 13:13 

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Grab pushes completion of SPAC merger deal to fourth quarter...

Currently, Grab is working with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to get pre-clearance of certain accounting policies and financial disclosures....

 2021-06-09 13:13 

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Grab, BRI Ventures team up to launch accelerator for startups in Indonesia...

The accelerator comes with a pilot program, where startups can access Grab's customer and user base, which includes merchant partners and driver-partners....

 2021-06-09 13:00 

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Indonesian logistics startup SiCepat enters electric vehicle business...

For the first phase, SiCepat will also add 5,000 Volta e-motorcycles to its fleet....

 2021-06-09 09:30 

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Grab-Stripe's partnership, explained...

We explore what the GrabPay-Stripe partnership means for both companies and take a look at the changes in directorship at One Championship...

 2021-06-09 09:06 

Tech in Asia

Workflow digitization firm Kofax acquires document capture developer Psigen...

The move adds document capture and content management to Kofax's product portfolio....

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