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Blog claims Swiggy fudged financials, lied to VCs, followed unethical practices; the foodtech startup denies allegations

"Instead of helping restaurant partners grow their business, Swiggy trained its employees to arm-twist them to increase commissions every couple of months" 

Singapore defense firm ST Engineering launches US$150M venture arm

It also launched a new incubator space called Innosparks 

We scaled our staff from 2 to 150 in just over a year, and here are some lessons we learned

Employees are key to your company’s success; Establish a long-term employee acquisition and retention strategy 

Amazon entry in Southeast Asia is an immense opportunity for startups that can adapt

While the 'bang, bang' sound may seem like a coffin shutting, it is actually hundreds of startups knocking on the door of opportunity 

Grab, HERE Technologies, team up to help Myanmar manage traffic better

Grab entered the Myanmar market in March and the initiatives mark the second phase of its expansion 

Snapdeal accepts the US$950M buyout offer by Flipkart: Report

Flipkart had initially approached Snapdeal with a US$500-600 million offer but it was rejected 

Captain's Log, July 26: Indonesia’s hybrid media startup kumparan raises funding from GDP Venture

Also in the news is Indian SaaS company Zoho's launching of Zoho One, an all-in-one suite of apps to run an entire business 

How aCommerce, Blanja, and Pinjam maintain employee retention

Maintaining employee retention involves structured talent development programme, open communications, and giving both challenges and appreciation 

3 ways to use mobile push notifications with subtle impact

Businesses need to constantly innovate on their interaction techniques and keep their users actively engaged with the brand 

Naver officially launches AI-based translation service Papago, includes 5000 characters

The translation technology can translate Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and French and is preparing to include Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Indonesian and Thai