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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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Asian investors jump in on Airbnb's US$1.5 billion funding round

Asian investors jump in on Airbnb's US$1.5 billion funding round

CHINA, INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 29 Jun, 2015

Among venture-backed startups, only Xiaomi and Uber now carry higher valuations than Airbnb, which says China is its fastest growing market 

Didi Kuaidi is about to become China's second most valuable startup

Didi Kuaidi is about to become China's second most valuable startup

CHINA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 29 Jun, 2015

If Didi Kuaidi manages to raise a US$2 billion round at a US$15 billion valuation, it would propel it to the number two spot behind smartphone maker Xiaomi 

Banks buy disrupters: the state of fin-tech in Asia today

Banks buy disrupters: the state of fin-tech in Asia today

BUSINESS, FEATURES, FINANCE, SINGAPORE | 23 Jun, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, four of Asia's fin-tech entrepreneurs and experts sat down to discuss the state of the industry in this part of the world 

The Alibaba of the services industry: Freelancer's Matt Barrie

The Alibaba of the services industry: Freelancer's Matt Barrie

BUSINESS, FEATURES, SINGAPORE | 23 Jun, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, Freelancer's CEO talks about becoming the Alibaba for the services industry and the importance of Asia 

From Archives: Guide to Philippines’ startup ecosystem: Kickstart Ventures' Minette Navarrete

From Archives: Guide to Philippines’ startup ecosystem: Kickstart Ventures' Minette Navarrete

INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE, PHILIPPINES | 19 Jun, 2015

Globe Telecom's VC arm Kickstart Ventures will invest rounds of US$1M to US$5M at the Series A stage and beyond from its new US$50M fund 

Monk's Hill Ventures now backed by Yahoo Japan -- and Samurais?

Monk's Hill Ventures now backed by Yahoo Japan -- and Samurais?

INVESTMENT, JAPAN, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 18 Jun, 2015

Japanese venture capital leaving the country to travel south is nothing new. Going as far back as 2013, reports have commented on the surge of Japanese investments into Southeast Asia 

Echelon 2015: The Grand Prix of Asia's transport matching apps

Echelon 2015: The Grand Prix of Asia's transport matching apps

EVENTS, FEATURES, SINGAPORE | 18 Jun, 2015

Uber, GrabTaxi and GoGoVan continue to make headlines with their activities in Asia. Catch all three at Echelon Asia Summit 2015 

Pie's Co-founder talks Apple Watch following US$1.2M Series A

Pie's Co-founder talks Apple Watch following US$1.2M Series A

FEATURES, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 17 Jun, 2015

Pie Co-founder Pieter-Paul Walraven shares his Apple Watch philosophy as the team polishes its wearable offering after a new funding round 

How important is China to Twitter's future following shakeup?

How important is China to Twitter's future following shakeup?

CHINA, NEWS, WORLD | 16 Jun, 2015

Twitter's future success on Wall Street seems to hinge on its ability to crack ads and China is one great, untapped market for ad revenue 

Exclusive: KK Fund's Koichi Saito reveals investments and plans

Exclusive: KK Fund's Koichi Saito reveals investments and plans

INTERVIEWS, INVESTMENT, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE | 16 Jun, 2015

Saito reveals his two latest investments, hints at the details of a third, and tells us he's already signed off on two more deals in Indonesia and the Philippines