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Michael de Waal-Montgomery
Michael is one of e27's Singapore-based Correspondents for Southeast Asia. He is a British journalism graduate who has previously been published by The Next Web, South China Morning Post, Shenzhen Daily and Guangzhou Morning Post. He's on Twitter at @michaeldwm.
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GrabTaxi lands

GrabTaxi lands "historic" accreditation in Philippines as regulations catch up

BUSINESS, NEWS, PHILIPPINES | 07 Jul, 2015

GrabTaxi is now the first and only service of its kind in the Philippines to be fully accredited as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) by the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB)&... Read More

Skype Co-founder backs KL-based GlassesGroupGlobal in US$3M Series A

Skype Co-founder backs KL-based GlassesGroupGlobal in US$3M Series A

BUSINESS, INVESTMENT, MALAYSIA, NEWS | 07 Jul, 2015

This takes the startup's total raised capital to US$4.5 million, and the addition of Skype Co-founder as an angel is interesting -- but there's still plenty competitors in the region 

Sendhelper wants US$300K to take on Helpling in Singapore

Sendhelper wants US$300K to take on Helpling in Singapore

BUSINESS, INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 06 Jul, 2015

Does Rocket-Internet-backed market incumbent Helpling really face any threat from underdog Sendhelper? Co-founder Maximillian Loosen thinks so 

[Update] Foodpanda's offices in Singapore raided by police: source

[Update] Foodpanda's offices in Singapore raided by police: source

BUSINESS, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 06 Jul, 2015

The Rocket Internet-backed company has formally denied the rumour in a statement sent to e27 today 

Singapore's fin-tech startup Call Levels is raising US$500K

Singapore's fin-tech startup Call Levels is raising US$500K

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 03 Jul, 2015

The startup expects to close the bridge round in the coming weeks. It has earlier raised US$140K from industry veteran Timothy Teo and private hedge fund managers 

Thai cloud accounting startup FlowAccount is raising a tasty seed

Thai cloud accounting startup FlowAccount is raising a tasty seed

BUSINESS, NEWS, THAILAND | 02 Jul, 2015

We talked to FlowAccount's Founder about its plans after it picked up Thailand's Judge's Choice Award, made it to Top10 pitch at Echelon 2015 

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

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

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA | 01 Jul, 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 

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

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

BUSINESS, FEATURES, WORLD | 01 Jul, 2015

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

Mobile apps

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

INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE, SINGAPORE | 30 Jun, 2015

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

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

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

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA | 30 Jun, 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