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Here are 12 Malaysian startups that recently got funded

A quick list of funded startups in Malaysia straight from our database. 

Cross-border VC firm K2 Global has closed a US$183M fund to bridge East and West

The VC seeks 'third wave' startups that actively take-on incumbents in the biggest industries 

IBM sees a cognitive future and wants startups to take part in it

IBM Connect2017 is bringing together over 150 startup founders, innovators, and venture capitalists to explore the the recent development in tech and how it affects the future of the startup scene in Singapore. 

Recommender engine part 1: What it is and why you need it

Websites of all types should consider these before discounting the use of a recommender engine. 

After Philippines, Zalora reportedly retreating from Indonesia

Zalora is reportedly in talks for an acquisition with Indonesian retail giant MAP Group 

Fancy holding a meeting in an igloo or a theatre? Check out Huone Singapore’s 11 funky concept rooms

There are also meeting rooms modelled after catwalks and even a historical version of Singapore's Clarke Quay 

I am running a fintech VC without any finance or PE background – and who cares?

With billions being invested in endeavours led by designers and artists alongside technologists, it's a great time for the arts 

Japan's Liquid launches fingerprint payment service in cash-intensive Indonesia

Through a joint venture with Salim Group, Liquid expects to secure up to 500,000 users 

Passionate about customer service? Check out these 6 jobs

For those who believe in creating a great customer experience 

Snapdeal Saga: This is the first step towards Snapdeal's merger with PayTM

Some food-for-thought for chalking out an e-commerce and investment strategy 

Russo-American company builds Return of the Jedi-inspired drone bike

There is a race to build a workable speeder. Yes, really 

Rakuten digs deeper into drone industry by taking part in AirMap's US$26M Series B round

The Japanese e-commerce company has been launching several projects related to drones, such as its the Sora Raku Rakuten Drone service 

10 things all e-commerce business owners should consider when creating a mobile app

When you don’t have a physical storefront, your mobile presence becomes even more important 

Meet 9 CEOs steering through Vietnam startup ecosystem

With an estimated number of 3000 startups, Vietnam is the third largest ecosystem in Asia. 

India's leading homestay marketplace Stayzilla shuts down

"A homestays marketplace needs to invest in educating the market and even using Internet. The costs creep up on you over a period of time and gets rationalized as cost of doing business in India" 

Finquest acquires investor-startup marketplace Detecq to boost tech M&A in Asia

Finquest will inherit Detecq's network of corporate investors, M&A professionals and tech companies 

Printerous gets US$1.4M pre-Series A to win over Indonesia's US$9.1B printing market

Currently focussing on its home market Indonesia, Printerous also has long-term goal to expand into the Southeast Asian region 

The Jay Kim Show: Foundr's Nathan Chan explains how a side-hustle became big business

Advice? Don't care what anyone else thinks. Just go ahead and do it 

Advice for solopreneurs: These 4 tips can help get your digital startup noticed

Launching a digital business is not all fun and games, especially for solopreneurs and micro-enterprises on a budget 

Philippines conglomerate Ayala has bought 49 per cent of Zalora Philippines

The move comes about 10 months after Global Fashion Group confirmed the sale of Zalora in Thailand and Vietnam 

A Singapore-registered ship has been sold on Taobao for US$11.8M

Varada Blessing had previously been put up on the Taobao auction site twice but did not reach its reserved price 

Thailand's National Innovation Agency and Israel’s AGW Group team up for global acceleration programme

The goal of the programme is to prepare Thailand startups for competition on the global scale 

India's Snapdeal lays off employees; Co-founders admit to making mistakes

Earlier there were reports that Snapdeal was planning to let go of 3,00 staff workers over the next few months 

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