Meet the two Southeast Asian startups attending GSMA's accelerator programme

All the 11 startups will be receiving equity-free grant funding from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund 

Pay-as-you-go energy startup SolarHome raises US$10M in debt financing to accelerate Myanmar expansion

Investors include cross-border crowdfunding platforms Crowdcredit (Japan) and Trine (Sweden) 

Myanmar's new early-stage fund EME launches with investments in Joosk Studio, CarsDB

A sector-agnostic fund, EME looks to invest between US$50K and US$200K in five to seven startups per year 

Today's top tech news, October 31: Warren Buffet invests in two fintech companies in an unlikely move

Also, Coinbase is now valued at US$8 billion, and GoBear and CredoLab partners to launch Easy Apply 

How the son of a humble watch repairer became the owner of a multi-million dollar realty tech startup

His startup iMyanmarHouse, with over 550 developers, 2,200 agents and 300K listings, recently hit US$320M in total transaction value 

Burmese fitness platform Flexible Pass has secured funding from Nest Tech

VC firm Nest Tech joins Seed Myanmar and Yangon Capital Partners to close the six-digit dollar round for the company 

Backed by Seedstars, Yangon Innovation Center will set up soon in Myanmar

The innovation center will spend US$1.1 million endorsed by Switzerland-based Seedstars 

Myanmar's Phandeeyar-backed online tutor booking startup MMTutors secures investment

MMTutors was the winner of the Fan Favourite award at the Echelon TOP100 Myanmar Qualifiers roadshow in 2018 

Myanmar freelancer platform Chate Sat raises 6-digit funding to expand its team

The funding was led by Willy Ballmann and Keizo Fujitake, who are angel investors based in Singapore 

Ride-hailing service FastGo prepares to launch in Indonesia and Myanmar

The Vietnamese ride-hailing service will soon ride to Indonesia and Myanmar as its first two international markets