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Philippines' VENTENY raises seed round from KK Fund, plans to scale unique business model

VENTENY lets companies establish employee loyalty-point programmes. It also provides a short-term lending service 

After Philippines, Zalora reportedly retreating from Indonesia

Zalora is reportedly in talks for an acquisition with Indonesian retail giant MAP Group 

Philippines conglomerate Ayala has bought 49 per cent of Zalora Philippines

The move comes about 10 months after Global Fashion Group confirmed the sale of Zalora in Thailand and Vietnam 

Stop selling websites to micro, small, and medium enterprises

Are business websites still a priority? In this day and age, social media might be the best place for micro and small businesses to sell 

Meet the VC: Kejora Ventures is building a US$80million fund, here's what they plan to do with it

Kejora Ventures' Sebastian Togelang also shares his thoughts on what investors should do in the face of the consolidation era 

Grab rolls out GrabShare in Malaysia and Philippines

The on-demand carpooling service has already logged over 2 million rides in Singapore 

A look back at 2016: The state of Southeast Asia's tech startup ecosystem

A deep dive into the ecosystem for a better understanding, backed by facts and numbers 

Singapore-based pharmacy network platform mClinica raises US$6.3M Series A

It will use the funds to grow its network, expand to new markets, ramp up product development, and increase new hires 

Outlier rounds aside, SEA startups saw US$2.2 billion funding dip in 2016: e27 data

While fintech won the battle for mindshare in 2016, our internal data shows that young companies are entering the e-commerce space 

I unleash my frustrations at the gym - Practo Co-founder and CEO Shashank ND

Shashank ND gets candid in an interview with e27 on the sidelines of Practo's US$55 million Series D funding 

3 reasons why businesses should put the 'help' back in helpdesks

Make service an organisational philosophy and mission -- it affects the way products are developed, shipped, and delivered 

This New Zealand startup just raised US$2.1M to enter Indonesia, the Philippines

Postr builds telco-branded white label apps that allow people to "hire out" their Android lock screens for advertising in return for mobile data or airtime 

From unknown to unicorn: 8 tips in running a successful startup from Grab’s pioneering employees

Did you know that Grab started life in a tiny storeroom? The ride-hailing app's pioneering employees share tales of grit, guts and pure perseverance 

Mountain Partners appoints Managing Partner for its debut in the Philippines

The Philippines will be the fourth Asian countries with Mountain Partners' presence after Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia 

Planning your product strategy? Make sure your infrastructure can take on the load

Are you ready to scale? Don't forget infrastructure and IT resource capacity when planning for growth 

Hong Kong logistics startup Lalamove raises US$30 million for major expansion

Often dubbed 'Uber for logistics', Lalamove says it is close to profitability 

Manila to be the first Asian city to get its traffic data revealed in Uber Movement

Also providing data from Sydney and Washington, D.C., Uber Movement provides access to data from over two billion trips to help improve urban planning "around the world" 

Infographic: Consumer behaviour and shopping trends in Southeast Asia visualised

What are consumers looking for online? Find out the e-commerce differences across six Southeast Asian countries 

The year that was: Top business and tech news that rocked the Philippines in 2016

After much fanfare and some gnashing of teeth, 2016 has finally ended. At Day 4 of the new year, we look back at some great -- good and bad -- tech and business news that shook the islands of the Philippines 

PaidUp helps Philippine SMEs crowdfund working capital from customers

PaidUp also turns your phone into a prepaid digital wallet, enabling you to find, order and instantly pay for food, drinks and services 

Streaming TV: Is Asia ready to pull the plug on cable and satellite?

The reports of cable TV's death may have been greatly exaggerated 

Young but not n00bs: The 8 startups putting Asia on the online gaming map

They're ready to battle it out with the dominant forces of gaming 

Stat Wars: The Force is strong with this year's retail holiday heroes

As fanboys and fangirls get ready for the Rogue One, find out how Southeast Asian e-commerce platforms fare in a galaxy not-so-far away