Never Miss Latest Startup News

Japan govt invests US$10M in 500 Startups to help local startups expand globally

Government-backed Cool Japan Fund is now the largest LP in Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups 

Airbnb is now legal in Japan; hosts can sublet homes for up to 180 days per year

Airbnb claims its host community pumped US$8.3 billion into the Japanese economy 

Leave A Nest considers building startup hub in the Philippines, will focus on "real tech"

Leave A Nest aims to target Philippines-based startups working in the field of biotech, agritech, and healthcare 

SoftSpace raises US$5M Series A from transcosmos, plans to strengthen presence in SEA and Japan

SoftSpace has begun its expansion plan to the Japanese market through a partnership with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company 

Gree Ventures closes second fund, oversubscribed at US$67M final close

Gree Ventures has been targetting to raise US$60 million for its AT-II Investment Limited Partnership Fund 

SoftBank Vision Fund announces first major close, confirms reported investment from Apple

The SoftBank Vision Fund is targeting a total of US$100 billion of committed capital; it has secured over US$93 billion 

Paytm raises US$1.4B from SoftBank to take on Amazon, Flipkart-Snapdeal combine

Paytm plans to invest approximately US$1.6 billion over the next three to five years to bring half a billion Indians to the mainstream economy 

Tinder rules in Asia, but data shows it is fuelling competition

The fact that the most popular dating apps are largely variation on Tinder's swiping features demonstrates that easily finding dates with a few finger swipes has an universal appeal among young generations 

Indian startup Deyor Camps raises funding to provide tents, mud cottages to adventure travellers; to expand to SEA, E. Africa

The round was led by Venture Catalysts, with participation from Japanese VC firm REAPRA Ventures and a couple of angel investors 

Indian budget hotels booking startup OYO Rooms close to raising US$250M led by SoftBank: Report

SoftBank was looking to infuse a whopping US$500 million in this round, but OYO's early investors opposed the move