Bambu raises US$3M to provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services to investors

Bambu is a robo-advisor for high net-worth investors and white-label robo for affluent and retail investors 

Online marketplace for unsecured loans IndiaLends raises US$10M Series B funding

The fintech startup also provides credit scoring and loan origination services to financial institutions 

Digital bank for startups and entrepreneurs Neat nets US$2M from Dymon Asia, Portag3

Neat customers can make payments to more than 60 countries, and can also link to third-party services such as Stripe or PayPal, and deposit cash and cheques 

(Exclusive) Fenox VC enters Vietnam with investment in mobile wallet startup OnOnPay

OnOnPay offers both a web-based platform and an app to allow users to top up their prepaid phones and win rewards like extra credit and coupons 

Cryptocurrency may be sexist, but it is for women, too

Even as we continue to participate in the crypto investment and development, the narrative stays the same: Cryptocurrency is a man’s world 

Singapore's GIC and Sequoia China invest US$40M into Korean fintech startup Viva Republica

The startup's financial service app Toss has over 8 million registered users to date 

How are fintech startups reshaping their respective industries?

Disrupting an industry sure does sound awesome but unsurprisingly it comes with a bunch of challenges you have to overcome 

LMX raises US$1M funding to connect MNCs directly with banks for short-term liquidity

The startup connects corporates, banks and NBFCs to borrow and lend directly with each other by eliminating intermediaries 

I used Go-Pay to buy these magazines and a bubble drink. Here is why I think it's game-changing

Go-Jek has begun rolling out its e-wallet feature Go-Pay for transactions outside of its ecosystem. e27 sets out on a journey to test it out 

Thai bank SCB doubles the size of its fintech-focussed corporate VC fund to US$100M

To date, Digital Ventures has engaged with over 800 startups and more than 60 VC funds in nearly 30 countries, including Golden Gate Ventures and Dymon Asia Ventures