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 2021-07-26 08:57 

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What's in a valuation? The secrets that early-stage founders need to know...

The valuation of early-stage startups is more art than science....

 2021-07-26 08:44 

Tech in Asia

Indian shipping managment startup nets $2.2m in pre-series A round...

Swift says its platform caters to D2C brands, drop shippers, and small businesses, among others....

 2021-07-26 08:34 

Tech in Asia

Report: China pulls plug on for-profit tutoring...

Bloomberg reports that Chinese edtech firms teaching school curriculum can't accept foreign investment, among other new state restrictions....

 2021-07-26 08:19 

Tech in Asia

Report: Ninja Van to go public as early as next year...

Ninja Van is likely to list in the US, according to the Financial Times report....

 2021-07-26 08:00 

Tech in Asia

This company hopes to pave the way for a crypto-centric future...

Hodlnaut's goal: making cryptocurrency the world's default digital currency....

 2021-07-26 07:13 

Tech in Asia

Report: Sequoia-backed Pagarbook lays off entire marketing and sales team...

Pagarbook laid off 80 employees amid promotion and product performance woes, among many other issues, reported Moneycontrol....

 2021-07-26 07:09 

Tech in Asia

Quick pointers on hiring valuable employees...

Hiring the right employee is difficult, but hiring the right employee for a startup is even harder....

 2021-07-26 07:09 

Tech in Asia

Report: Nykaa changes status to public company ahead of IPO plans...

Nykaa plans to file its draft red herring prospectus in the next few days, Entrackr reported citing sources....

 2021-07-26 06:21 

Tech in Asia

Singapore IT services firm acquires majority stake in US staffing company...

The deal will help Kris Infotech expand its services into the US and across North America....

 2021-07-26 06:00 

Tech in Asia

How this AI platform is creating a better experience for merchants and online shoppers...

By declining legitimate transactions, merchants are leaving money on the table and potentially jeopardizing long-term relationships....

 2021-07-26 05:47 

Tech in Asia

Sequoia's Surge co-leads $3m round of Indian digital health startup for women...

Veera Health is a digital therapeutics platform that allows women to identify and navigate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)....

 2021-07-26 05:00 

Tech in Asia

Visualizing the rapid rise of Southeast Asia's startup hubs...

The region's startup centers have grown tremendously over the last decade....

 2021-07-26 04:00 

Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia Explains: The emergence of BNPL in Southeast Asia...

Hoolah CEO and co-founder Stuart Thornton and Tech in Asia journalist Melissa Goh give us a guided tour of BNPL, taking us through the attractions and pitfalls of this emerging world....

 2021-07-26 03:31 

Tech in Asia

PropertyGuru to go public through $1.8b SPAC plan...

Its deal with Peter Thiel's Bridgetown 2 gives PropertyGuru an enterprise value of roughly US$1.35 billion and an equity value of about US$1.78 billion....

 2021-07-25 09:30 

Tech in Asia

Zomato's IPO, explained...

Our top stories this week delve into Zomato's investor deck, Indonesia's consumer brands, and Shiok Meat's new investors....

 2021-07-25 07:00 

Tech in Asia

Ex-Careem exec's B2B marketplace lands $3.5m in SOSV-led round...

Part of the fresh funds will be used to launch Dastgyr's new fintech solutions, including a buy now, pay later option....

 2021-07-24 09:30 

Tech in Asia

The fast and the flexible...

Also: Oyo Rooms, Neiwai, GudangAda, and more startups raised funds this week....

 2021-07-23 11:10 

Tech in Asia

Report: Chinese F&B major Meicai mulls shifting IPO from US to Hong Kong...

According to a Bloomberg report, sources said Meicai could raise several hundred million US dollars in its public listing....

 2021-07-23 09:47 

Tech in Asia

Philippine central bank orders halt on social media platform Lyka's payment system ops...

Lyka allows users to earn in-app gems that can be spent offline, so this merits its classification as an operator of payment systems, the BSP said....

 2021-07-23 09:30 

Tech in Asia

Go, grow, and glow: The startups that are taking off in Southeast Asia...

The rising startups in Southeast Asia's growing tech ecosystem and Singapore's Airbnb for cars drives off with fresh funds...

 2021-07-23 08:20 

Tech in Asia

Singapore public transport booking startup Easybook banks nearly $5m in fundraise...

Easybook's founder told Tech in Asia that the online booking startup is planning a "much bigger" funding round as soon as possible....

 2021-07-23 07:42 

Tech in Asia

VCs, startups in SEA to raise $10m to provide oxygen concentrators in Indonesia...

VCs like East Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and Golden Gate Ventures have joined the initiative to provide 10,000 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia....

 2021-07-23 07:22 

Tech in Asia

Report: Ant Group-backed fintech firm Mynt looks to double its valuation to $2b...

Mynt is in talks with existing and prospective shareholders to raise fresh funds, the company's chief commercial officer told Nikkei Asia....

 2021-07-23 07:04 

Tech in Asia

Singapore sports content platform 1 Play Sports raises $2.5m in funding...

The media firm raised the funding at a pre-money valuation of US$30 million....

 2021-07-23 05:14 

Tech in Asia

Report: Tencent launches gaming studio in Canada after two other acquisitions...

Tencent rolled out a new Montreal studio, South China Morning Post reported. The firm also recently bought a UK game developer and a Swedish gaming firm....

 2021-07-23 05:00 

Tech in Asia

Why Indonesia's tech giants find digital banks irresistible...

That said, a massive state-backed player stands in their way....

 2021-07-23 04:58 

Tech in Asia

Malaysian car bidding platform names former BMW exec as CEO...

Ong spent six years at BMW, designing the blueprints for the company's financial products across the Asia-Pacific region....

 2021-07-23 04:17 

Tech in Asia

Vietnam tech unicorn VNG expects loss to reach $27m in 2021...

VNG's payment business ZaloPay has trailed behind other heavyweights such as MoMo, ViettelPay, and Sea Group's ShopeePay....

 2021-07-23 04:14 

Tech in Asia

Telkomsel's investment arm appoints former Waze country head as CEO...

Marlin R. Siahaan has 21 years of experience in the digital sector and has worked for prominent companies such as Telkomsel and Yahoo....

 2021-07-23 03:45 

Tech in Asia

Zomato used this pitch deck to raise $1.3b in one of India's biggest IPOs...

Riding high on market buzz and interest from new and young investors, Zomato's IPO was oversubscribed over 40x....

 2021-07-23 02:38 

Tech in Asia

Southeast Asia's biggest buy now, pay later players (update)...

Here's our attempt at keeping you up to speed with recent developments in the sector. We've condensed our findings into a few key trends....

 2021-07-22 13:53 

Tech in Asia

Temasek-owned Vertex Venture to issue bonds worth $330m...

The Singapore dollar-denominated public corporate bond is the first issued by a global VC company, according to Vertex....

 2021-07-22 13:51 

Tech in Asia

Report: China mulls delisting, other penalties on Didi after IPO in the US...

Punishments for Didi may be harsher than previous sanctions against Alibaba, which included a US$2.8 billion fine, Bloomberg reported....

 2021-07-22 13:27 

Tech in Asia

Indonesian fintech firm Xendit invests in Philippines-based payment platform...

DragonPay offers services based on traditional payment channels in the Philippines, which would aid Xendit's expansion plans in the country....

 2021-07-22 10:31 

Tech in Asia

India's 'Uber for trucks' joins unicorn club with $67m series E round...

BlackBuck is the 16th startup in India to become a unicorn, following Digit Insurance, Meesho, and PharmEasy, among others...

 2021-07-22 10:06 

Tech in Asia

Report: Employees blast Ubisoft Singapore over sexual harassment, discrimination...

Most of the issues happened under the lead of the company's former managing director Hugues Ricour, who was moved to Ubisoft's headquarters last fall....

 2021-07-22 10:06 

Tech in Asia

Gojek to integrate Bank Jago as cashless payment method on its app...

Besides Gojek, Bank Jago has started collaborations with several local tech startups....

 2021-07-22 09:54 

Tech in Asia

Indian edtech startup BitClass acquihires platform for millennials...

With this acquihire, 12 Chase employees, including the company's founders and engineers, have joined the BitClass team....

 2021-07-22 09:33 

Tech in Asia

Dissecting Southeast Asia's healthtech industry...

We look at Southeast Asia's leading healthtech startups and the cell-based meat company that is getting attention from F&B giants....

 2021-07-22 07:00 

Tech in Asia

Can Coupang shake up the Lazada-Shopee dynamic?...

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

 2021-07-22 06:20 

Tech in Asia

Email marketing platform nets $2m in seed round led by Y Combinator, Surge...

Mailmodo will use the funds to develop its technology, which integrates features like shopping carts, forms, surveys, calendars, and appointment scheduling....

 2021-07-22 06:10 

Tech in Asia

Singapore startup that aims to be the Airbnb for cars nets $3.2m in pre-series A round...

Founded in 2019, Drive Lah currently has more than 150,000 registered users....

 2021-07-22 05:49 

Tech in Asia

Vertex Ventures leads Indonesian F&B brand's series A round...

Dailybox will use the new funds to double the number of its outlets by the end of the year....

 2021-07-22 05:40 

Tech in Asia

Singapore fintech startup Thunes acquires European payments platform...

As part of the deal, 50 Limonetik employees will move to Thunes....

 2021-07-22 04:25 

Tech in Asia

Indonesia's GudangAda raises $100m from Asia Partners, Falcon Edge...

GudangAda has nearly 500,000 users across the country and has grown its net merchandise value to US$6 billion since its inception in 2019....

 2021-07-22 03:37 

Tech in Asia

Sunseap to build world's largest floating solar panel farm in Indonesia's Batam Island...

The floating photovoltaic system and energy storage system will be built in partnership with Badan Pengusahaan Batam....

 2021-07-22 03:36 

Tech in Asia

Prosus, East Ventures co-leads $35m round of Indonesian fishery startup...

Aruna says that this is the largest series A round to date in Indonesia's agritech and maritime sector....

 2021-07-22 03:30 

Tech in Asia

3 tips for holding virtual events in the age of Zoom fatigue...

After hosting numerous virtual events over the past year, here are the three best practices we've discovered along the way....

 2021-07-22 03:00 

Tech in Asia

Infant development app BabySparks secured $2m in seed funding with this deck...

BabySparks aims to develop innovative tools that enable parents and caregivers to engage babies and toddlers in the critical areas of early development....

 2021-07-22 01:55 

Tech in Asia

Can Coupang out-Amazon Amazon in Southeast Asia?...

SoftBank-backed Coupang is under pressure to expand to new markets after raising US$4.6 billion via its IPO. But can it crack Southeast Asia?...

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