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 2021-09-24 12:39 

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Philippine logistics startup raises $800k seed money...

1Export plans to expand to 60 countries by the end of 2022....

 2021-09-24 11:55 

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IPO-bound Delhivery nets $125m from Lee Fixel's investment firm...

The logistics firm is eyeing a March quarter listing at a US$4 billion valuation....

 2021-09-24 10:35 

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India Roundup: Oyo seeks up to $15b valuation in IPO...

Also, Twitter has appointed new executives, including a former ByteDance employee, to comply with new social media rules in the country....

 2021-09-24 10:09 

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Tencent completes merger with Chinese search engine Sogou...

Sogou's business and products will be absorbed into corresponding departments under Tencent's platform and content group....

 2021-09-24 10:08 

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Why ecommerce roll-up players are on a roll...

The players in the booming market of ecommerce roll-up and a no-code platform for robots...

 2021-09-24 09:05 

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This earthquake protection bed could save millions of lives...

The invention turns a bed into a canopy-like structure to protect users when an earthquake hits....

 2021-09-24 08:10 

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China's Alibaba seeks to sell media outlet stake amid crackdown...

The ecommerce giant currently holds a 5% stake in Shanghai-based Mango Excellent Media, reported Bloomberg....

 2021-09-24 07:38 

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US tech firm relaunches Leflair in Vietnam to boost branded shopping...

Society Pass wants to acquire and operate ecommerce platforms in Southeast Asia focusing on lifestyle and food and beverage....

 2021-09-24 05:43 

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Singapore's hawkers get centralized online selling support...

Deliveroo, Foodpanda, Grab, and WhyQ will be working together to take the city-state's hawkers online for free....

 2021-09-24 05:00 

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Mapping the key players in Indonesian proptech...

Many leading players are subsidiaries of larger regional companies, but a number of homegrown startups are coming up....

 2021-09-24 03:53 

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Data of millions of Thai Shopee users reportedly put for sale online...

Based on the ecommerce player's findings, the data was "unrelated to any Shopee database," according to a Bangkok Post report....

 2021-09-24 02:00 

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These are the most active investors in Israel's startups...

Which investors are writing the most checks to Israel-based startups?...

 2021-09-24 00:00 

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Meesho founders back KitaBeli's series A extension funding...

Kopi Kenangan Capital, the angel fund launched by the founders of Indonesian coffee chain Kopi Kenangan, also chipped in....

 2021-09-23 12:28 

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Ex-Gojek employees raise $550k for home construction platform...

Kolo aims to make searching for home improvement services and designs easier for users....

 2021-09-23 11:23 

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Tiger Global-backed Indian unicorn Gupshup acquires Dotgo...

The acquisition will be an addition to the 30 other messaging channels available via Gupshup....

 2021-09-23 11:13 

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China Roundup: GM to invest $300m in autonomous driving startup...

Also, augmented reality glasses maker Nreal secures US$100 million in fresh funding....

 2021-09-23 10:01 

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India Roundup: Freshworks lists on Nasdaq, and other news...

Also, Karbon Card bags US$12 million in pre-series A money, and Sequoia joins Fittr's US$11.5 million round....

 2021-09-23 09:30 

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Examining why Paytm's IPO could be India's largest yet...

A look at Paytm's financials as it approaches its IPO, and profiling a community-focused social commerce firm and its US$30 million series B round...

 2021-09-23 09:09 

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East Ventures leads $1.6m round of AI-backed language learning firm...

T-Lab's Chinese language courses use AI gamification to stimulate students' interests and keep them engaged....

 2021-09-23 08:37 

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Oyo reportedly filing for billion-dollar listing in Mumbai next week...

The SoftBank-backed hospitality startup is one of the latest Indian firms to seek an IPO, said a Reuters report....

 2021-09-23 07:00 

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Why India is the new hotspot for Thrasio aspirants...

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

 2021-09-23 06:00 

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Remote hiring isn't just a stopgap measure it's here to stay...

It's not just about finding talent elsewhere. Companies have to change, too....

 2021-09-23 05:31 

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Bangladesh truck-booking firm hauls in $4m in series A round...

Truck Lagbe's platform connects businesses with truck drivers and fleet owners....

 2021-09-23 05:25 

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Sea, SoftBank join round valuing Mexico's Kavak at $8.7b...

Tiger Global and Peter Thiel's Founders Fund also participated in the used-car marketplace's series E round....

 2021-09-23 05:00 

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A real eastate platform raised $10m using this deck...

Opendoor makes transactions related to real estate easier while providing finance solutions for potential house buyers....

 2021-09-23 05:00 

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Singapore no-code platform for robots cuts automation costs by half...

Augmentus enables nontechnical users to program industrial robots in a shorter span of time....

 2021-09-23 04:06 

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Ant-backed Philippine e-wallet eyes BNPL launch...

GCash is looking to ride a recent wave of interest in pay-later services in Asia....

 2021-09-23 03:50 

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Indonesian financial app bags funding from Kopi Kenangan founder, Beenext...

Established by two MIT graduates and an ex-UN communications officer, Sribuu has over 45,000 users....

 2021-09-23 03:12 

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SoftBank Ventures Asia leads $30m round of Indonesian payments firm...

The funding boosts Oy's valuation to over US$100 million....

 2021-09-23 02:00 

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Indonesian e-grocery startup raises $2.5m to deliver orders in 20 minutes...

Dropezy plans to build a network of dark stores, which are small delivery hubs located near local neighborhoods....

 2021-09-23 02:00 

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These are the most active investors in Korea's startups...

Which investors are writing the most checks to Korea-based startups?...

 2021-09-23 01:55 

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Roll-up ecommerce flexes its muscles in India...

The Indian market is ripe to become the next roll-up ecommerce hub....

 2021-09-22 13:28 

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YC-backed Pakistani fintech firm nets $12m funding...

The latest funding round pushes the valuation of the firm to US$100 million, Bloomberg reported....

 2021-09-22 12:27 

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Crescendo-backed Singapore logistics startup mulls US listing...

The logistics startup is working with Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs on the potential listing, according to a Bloomberg report....

 2021-09-22 11:20 

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StarHub to buy global telco's Singapore business...

MyRepublic's local broadband business will become a StarHub unit by December in a deal worth up to US$162.8 million....

 2021-09-22 11:10 

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India Roundup: IPO-bound Paytm gets additional shares, and other news...

Also, healthtech firm Medikabazaar raises US$60 million in series C money, and executives from Paytm, Oyo India, and Airbnb invest in an edtech firm....

 2021-09-22 10:51 

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China Roundup: Robotics firm net hundreds of millions in funding, and other news...

Also, project management startup Ones.ai closes GIC-led US$50 million round....

 2021-09-22 09:30 

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TradeGecko comes from behind to post a $70.7m profit...

We look at TradeGecko's financials and a spirituality-focused tech startup based in Singapore...

 2021-09-22 08:55 

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Fave partners with Google Pay to expand partner network...

Merchants in Fave's network can connect with Google Pay users and integrate them into the FaveBiz platform....

 2021-09-22 07:11 

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SoftBank co-leads $210m round of ex-Lazada CEO's luxury marketplace...

Vestiaire Collective registered a more than 150% jump in the number of orders from Asia Pacific in the last 12 months, The Business Times reported....

 2021-09-22 05:00 

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Mapping the global boom of ecommerce roll-up firms...

The US and Europe remain dominant in the space, but Asia is catching on....

 2021-09-22 04:52 

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500 Global's Japan initiative invites startups worldwide for landing pad program...

The program will help participating startups expand into Japan and fine-tune their business strategies....

 2021-09-22 04:48 

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Stripe exec joins $34m round of Y Combinator-backed fintech firm...

Spenmo said the round marks the largest series A closed for a Y Combinator-backed company in Southeast Asia....

 2021-09-22 02:00 

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Magalarva and Tridi Oasis emerge as finalists for Startup Arena Pitch Battle 2021...

Magalarva won first place in the Indonesia semifinals, walking away with US$2,500 in cash and other attractive prizes....

 2021-09-22 02:00 

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These are the most active investors in Vietnam's startups...

Which investors are writing the most checks to Vietnam-based startups?...

 2021-09-22 01:55 

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Disrupting the paycheck in SEA: a billion-dollar market with social impact?...

Startups that help Southeast Asians draw wages before payday could also pull workers away from loan sharks....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

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Indonesian sharia-focused social commerce firm bags $30m from UOB, others...

On average, Evermos takes a 20% to 40% margin from every transaction on its platform. Around 70% of this amount also goes to resellers....

 2021-09-21 14:38 

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Eduardo Saverin's B Capital backs $41m round of Zipmex...

This is Zipmex's second fundraise this year after raking in US$6 million in January....

 2021-09-21 12:10 

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Paytm IPO: 8 key points about India's largest stock market debut...

The IPO of Ant Group-backed Paytm is likely to be the biggest in India. To find out what's in store for its future, we delved into its financials....

 2021-09-21 11:18 

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Singapore insurtech unicorn extends series A round to $210m...

Bolttech also raised US$180 million in July....

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