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investment

Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

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This startup can help you hire the best talent in two shakes

This Indian recruitment startup finds candidates serving notice periods who can join you at the soonest, saving a lot of time and effort This isn’t a novel problem — You are in deep trouble because your lead developer has stepped down and you need to fill in the gap within a month’s time. Well, the solution, though,

M&A

B2X acquires TSS in India; secures US$15 million

B2X India will be headquartered in Mumbai, with a subsidiary office in Dubai B2X Care Solutions, a Germany-based provider of customer care solutions for smartphones, announced that it has acquired a majority share in The Service Solutions (TSS) in India. B2X has also raised US$15 million in Series B funding led by Earlybird Venture Capital. Post

investment

Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

Finance

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Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

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Too cool: Ambi Climate more than 300% funded on Kickstarter

Hong Kong-based company Ambi Labs will be shipping the device and launching its companion app by June 2015 Having launched a Kickstarter campaign for smart device Ambi Climate last week, with a goal set at US$25,000, Hong Kong-based Ambi Labs was in for a treat. In less than nine hours, the firm managed to snag

investment

Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

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MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price

Technology

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will.i.am’s new wearable wants to rock your body

American rapper will.i.am’s new company i.am+ reveals a smartband called the Puls. What is different about it? Where is the love? According to rapper-turned-entrepreneur will.i.am, it’s on your wrist. will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams has launched a smartband known as the Puls (it’s pronounced as ‘Pulse’) at Salesforce’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco

Singapore

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IIPL invests in Startupbootcamp FinTech; sets up London office

The venture arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will soon help set up a financial technology accelerator in Asia Infocomm Investments today announced its investment in London-based financial technology accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech. The investment sum was not disclosed. For background, Infocomm Investments is the venture capital arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Indonesia

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Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

India

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ChefHost launches in Hong Kong, Macau, India and China

The startup has added features such as ‘Fly home a chef’ and concierge services, among others ChefHost, an online community and marketplace connecting chefs with customers for bespoke private dining experiences, has launched in Hong Kong, Macau, India and China. The service is operational in eight cities in India. ChefHost has also added a host of

Malaysia

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[Updated] GrabTaxi raises Series C round of about US$65M

What will GrabTaxi do with its latest injection of funds? How will it become the top player in Southeast Asia? GrabTaxi has today announced at a press conference in Singapore that it has raised US$90 million in the last 12 months. This puts the company’s latest round of funding at around US$65 million. The funds

Thailand

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[Thailand] Startup Grind Bangkok with Edwyn Chann

Find out how Spottly snagged their funding with an exclusive interview with Edwyn Chann at Startup Grind Bangkok Synopsis: Are you ready for the amazing journey upcoming October? This month we will interview Edwyn Chan, co-founder of Spottly, one of the most popular social travel apps. Launched in Hong Kong, Spottly has just recently raised

World

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will.i.am’s new wearable wants to rock your body

American rapper will.i.am’s new company i.am+ reveals a smartband called the Puls. What is different about it? Where is the love? According to rapper-turned-entrepreneur will.i.am, it’s on your wrist. will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams has launched a smartband known as the Puls (it’s pronounced as ‘Pulse’) at Salesforce’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco

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