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After Mark Zuckerberg, World Bank unit invests in Indian edtech startup Byju’s

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 20, 2016

In March this year, Byju's raised US$75 million, the largest ever investment round by an Indian edtech company Read More

Chinese VC fund Cyber Carrier invests in India’s Zoomcar

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 20, 2016

Zoomcar is a self-drive car rental company that allows users to rent cars by the hour, day, week or month Read More

Softbank's 'Trump talk' fund makes first investment, expected to generate 3,000 jobs

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 20, 2016

The US$1 billion investment will go to OneWeb, a company using satellites to bring internet to the world's poor communities Read More

iprice raises US$4M Series A led by Asia Venture Group, Venturra Capital

By Anisa Menur | Dec 20, 2016

CEO David Chmelar also claimed that iprice is on the way to reach break even and profitability Read More

Singapore-based fintech investor Senjō Group acquires UK payments company Kalixa

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 19, 2016

The acquisition amount is €29 million (US$30 million) in cash Read More

Rakuten co-leads US$350M funding round in MENA-based ride-sharing startup

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 19, 2016

A major Middle Eastern telecom operator, Saudi Telecom Company, was the other co-lead investment partner Read More

Uber explores partnership with Indonesian taxi company Express Group

By Anisa Menur | Dec 19, 2016

In May, Go-Jek had also announced a partnership with Express Group's competitor Blue Bird Group Read More

Korean investor KTB Network forays into India with an investment in NoBroker.com

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 19, 2016

Seoul-headquartered KTB has invested in numerous startups, resulting in 270-plus IPOs Read More

KATSANA raises US$893K to help motor insurance companies analyse driver behaviour

By Anisa Menur | Dec 19, 2016

Apart from developing its telematics business, KATSANA will also use the funding to focus on its product KATSANA Insight Read More

In Photos: Take a peek inside Vietnam's Toong, where every co-working space has a unique soul

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 19, 2016

What is cool about Toong is not only does it have spaces across Vietnam, every space has a completely different look and vibe from its sibling spaces Read More

Practo acquires Bangalore-based healthcare analytics startup Enlightiks

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 16, 2016

The acquisition will strengthen Practo's position in delivering optimised healthcare enterprise solutions Read More

What's happening in Indonesian startup scene this week?

By Anisa Menur | Dec 16, 2016

From new features launch to a serious contender to Netflix Read More

Garena in talks to make US$1B IPO in the US: WSJ

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 16, 2016

The IPO could commence in 2018 Read More

SaleStock scores top position in Indonesia's best startups to work for list

By Anisa Menur | Dec 16, 2016

Jobplanet released a report on the top companies to work for in Indonesia, including startups Read More

Singapore's Anacle System to list in HKSE's Growth Enterprise Market

By Anisa Menur | Dec 16, 2016

Trading is expected to begin today, with Anacle System looking to raise between US$9 million and US$11.7 million Read More

Is it time to Wunder if a 'carpooling community' is the solution to traffic woes?

By Joey Alarilla | Dec 16, 2016

In Metro Manila, December means traffic everywhere Read More

Singaporean e-commerce platform builder Shopmatic buys Ruby on Rails evangelist firm

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 15, 2016

5xRuby was designed to help companies use Ruby on Rails by training developers, while Shopmatic builds e-commerce platforms for traditional businesses Read More

2017 will be big year for AR, but we are still not ready yet for voice search

By Anisa Menur | Dec 15, 2016

Prediction for next year's mobile app trend is here. Some of the results might surprise, or even disappoint you Read More

End-to-end e-commerce solutions startup iCommerce Asia grabs US$1.4M pre-Series A

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 15, 2016

Investors from notable e-commerce startups such as Zalora and Carro took part in the round Read More

WeChat is maturing: use other platforms to drive traffic

By TechNode | Dec 15, 2016

In China, WeChat is still the best platform for monetisation, but it is a closed network, so other social media platforms provide opportunity Read More

TPG Telecom wins bid to become Singapore's 4th telco, MyRepublic loses out

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 14, 2016

TPG Telecom will become Singapore's fourth telco at a winning bid of S$105 million (US$73.7 million) Read More

This Indian dating app launches dating masterclasses featuring actor Sudev Nair

By Anisa Menur | Dec 14, 2016

Every piece of advice in Woo Academy will be backed by inputs from behavioural researcher Khyati Gupta Babbar Read More

Better late than never: Pokémon Go just launched in South Asia

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 14, 2016

While Niantic will enjoy an enthusiasm boost, entering the region at this point leaves a feeling of what-could-have-been Read More

Rewardz gets US$2M from Japan's Benefit One to fuel profitability, expansion plan

By Anisa Menur | Dec 14, 2016

The Singapore-based startup also speaks up about the possibility to enter the Japanese market in the future Read More

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