Xiaomi makes landfall in Brazil. Could Russia be next?

By Rahil Bhagat | Jul 02, 2015

Xiaomi has just announced that it will be selling Redmi 2 in Brazil, its first market outside of Asia, another step towards global dominance Read More

Rakuten acquires Japanese travel discovery platform Voyagin

By Donna Louisse | Jul 02, 2015

Voyagin will focus on accelerating expansion of its team and growing services Read More

Life.SREDA, Marvelstone eye Korea with joint US$20M fund

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jul 01, 2015

The joint fund will invest into fin-tech startups between US$1M-US$5M at Series A stage, with an initial focus on Korea Read More

Ratan Tata invests in taxi-booking startup Ola

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jul 01, 2015

The Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has earlier invested in Snapdeal, Urban Ladder, CarDekho, Bluestone and Xiaomi Read More

Rahul Yadav fired from Housing as "behaviour not befitting a CEO"

By Twishy Shahi | Jul 01, 2015

Search for an interim CEO is underway; transition plan has been put in place with the current senior executives to run operations Read More

GrabTaxi raising US$200M funding at US$1.5B valuation

By Rahil Bhagat | Jul 01, 2015

Round is being led by Coatue Management LLC, with participation from existing investors SoftBank, Tiger Global, as per The Wall Street Journal Read More

Philippines' LoanSolutions raises funding from KK Fund, Kickstart Ventures, others

By Beverly Tantiansu | Jul 01, 2015

The funding will be used to scale operations to meet the startup's goal of financial inclusion Read More

Europe’s latest tech unicorn Sophos sees big sales in Asia

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jul 01, 2015

Twenty per cent of Sophos' sales comes from APAC, which will increase as cyber security becomes a bigger threat due to smartphone penetration Read More

6 secret formulas behind Lativ's US$194 million revenue

By eCommerceMILO | Jul 01, 2015

Lativ is targetting a revenue of US$3 billion (about TWD 100 billion) in the next 10 years. Founder Zhang Weiqiang shares its secret sauce for success Read More

Flatchat to use funding from CommonFloor to boost expansion

By Twishy Shahi | Jul 01, 2015

The mobile-only app to hunt for flatmates has just raised US$2.5M; will use funds to enter new cities within India and expand to global markets Read More

Singapore's MyRepublic enters Indonesia with fiber Internet services

By Rahil Bhagat | Jul 01, 2015

MyRepublic's Indonesian website already allows people to sign up for the services. The cheapest plan retails at US$15, while the most expensive at about US$70 Read More

Mobile wallet Xendit targets Indonesia’s P2P payment market

By DailySocial | Jul 01, 2015

Currently in beta, the launched version will allow users to connect their debit cards, send funds to friends and  withdraw wallet funds to a bank accounts Read More

5 startups with LGBT pride

By geektime | Jun 30, 2015

With gay marriage now legal in the U.S., we present five startups making similar strides of pride Read More

Mobile apps "already old news": Chope's CEO on back of new funding

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 30, 2015

e27 finds out about the unique challenges of Southeast Asia, Apple Watch app, competition, Chope's secret to success and US$8M funding Read More

South Korean restaurant discovery app MangoPlate raises US$6.1M

By Yon Heong Tung | Jun 30, 2015

Funds will allow MangoPlate to focus on customer acquisition, feature enhancement and expansion Read More

This food-tech startup uses IoT to bring your InnerChef alive

By Twishy Shahi | Jun 30, 2015

Users can order their favourite dishes and experience the thrill of adding, mixing, tossing and plating -- all within 20 mins Read More

Health-tech in Southeast Asia: Emerging trends and enduring realities

By Will Greene | Jun 30, 2015

Wearables, telemedicine, remote care and more -- global health-tech predictions and how they might play out in Southeast Asia Read More

Taiwanese chat messaging app Pal+ secures US$1.3M Series A

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 30, 2015

Funding has come from game publisher Asiasoft, Taiwanese venture capital firm Expert Idea and existing investor FunP Read More

Formation 8 raising US$400M late-stage fund for Asia

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 30, 2015

A special focus of the fund will be Southeast Asia and South Korea, with the US$400M likely being spread across 10 gigantic investments Read More

3 critical steps to raising a seed round

By Young Entrepreneur Council | Jun 30, 2015

Make sure you have these three things in place before opening your seed round Read More

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