Singapore's Osome raises US$2M in seed funding to enter Australia, Hong Kong

Osome uses artificial intelligence to help SMEs perform business management processes more conveniently 

Grab launches R&D centre in Malaysia

This is its 7th R&D centre globally 

Japan’s Nichirei, Vertex Ventures, Sistema Asia join fresh meat brand Licious's US$25M funding

Licious follows a farm to fork business model, owning the entire back-end supply chain 

M17 Entertainment raises US$25M for R&D and more

It will also use the funding to equip live streamers with more resources to expand and diversify their reach 

Despite security risks, IoT offers practical benefits for the business and at home

IoT involves storing and transacting vast amounts of data, but despite the potential privacy risks, there are numerous benefits for personal and business users 

(Exclusive) Singapore's digital assets exchange raises US$22M pre-Series A will offer bespoke customer service for clients with a certain trading threshold, in addition to trading bonus cashback to users 

Korea's Viva Republica raises US$80M to expand in Southeast Asia

Viva Republica is the developer of p2p money transfer service Toss 

What to consider before making the switch and working remotely

It’s all the rage. But is it the right choice for your business?