Meet the 3 Cambodian startups receiving investments from Smart Axiata fund

The three startups -- Joonaak, Morakot and Aniwaa -- will receive between US$25,000 and US$500,000 in investment from Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund 

[Updated] Bitcoin.co.id raises funding from East Ventures, is targetting SEA market

Based in Bali, Indonesia, Bitcoin.co.id is a digital asset exchange platform that offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple 

MyRepublic raises US$52M from Makara Innovation Fund to scale its services regionally

Makara Innovation Fund is a US$740 million fund that focusses on sourcing for IP-strong businesses globally 

JD.com puts US$44M into Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki.vn to fight Lazada

Tiki.vn will use the newly-raised financing to fund the growth and optimisation of its operations 

HK-based AI startup Fano Labs raises Pre-Series A from Li Ka-shing to analyse Chinese dialects

Fano Labs' specialities lie in speech recognition and natural language processing technologies 

Luxury marketplace Tinkerlust raises pre-Series A funding round led by Merah Putih Inc, angel investor Danny Oei

Jakarta-based Tinkerlust enables users to purchase, sell, and even rent second-handed luxury fashion items such as dresses, shoes, or handbags on its platform 

Singapore IoT company KaHa raises US$4.5M to develop white label smart wearable platforms

KaHa has helped develop products such as smart bracelets, smart bands, and smart watches for companies 

IDN Media raises Series B funding round from East Ventures, Central Exchange

Indonesian media startup IDN Media brands itself as a news portal for the Millennial and Generation Z audiences 

Startup news portal Tech in Asia raises US$6.6M led by Hanwha Investment & Securities

Tech in Asia plans to use the new funding for research and product development for its media, events, and jobs products 

E-commerce enabler aCommerce closed US$65M Series B funding round led by Emerald Media

aCommerce cited plans to scale strategic partnerships in its current market with its latest funding round