Harnessing digitalisation: key takeaways from today’s startup founders

Xero and E27 teamed up to bring together insiders to talk about digitalisation as a way to take control of your business 

Lazada CEO Lucy Peng steps down after just 9 months in the role

She will be succeeded by Lazada veteran Pierre Poignant 

SLUSH Helsinki 2018 names Meeshkan as winner of pitching competition

Local startup Meeshkan beats two other finalists at the SLUSH 100 pitching competition 

Today's top tech news, Nov 23: Airbnb faces lawsuit in Israel, Egypt's Swvl to enter Southeast Asia

In addition to Airbnb and Swvl, we also have some updates from a Chinese robotics startup and a rape allegation involving JD founder 

Middle East's Holidayme merges with Malaysia's Tripfez, raises US$16M

Gobi Partners led this latest funding round for Holidayme, which is set to expand to Southeast Asia following the merger 

Real estate platform Lamudi raises funding from Ringier AG, Axel Springer

Lamudi claimed to be in a "comfortable" financial situation with a "clear path" towards break-even 

Google Temasek Report: Southeast Asia's internet economy to hit US$240B by 2025

That is US$40 billion more than previous estimates, the report said 

Why a Singapore coding school founder is funding a startup in Kazakhstan

Saturday Kids’s founder John Tan believes the landlocked country has vast untapped opportunities 

Today's top tech news, November 14: Flipkart CEO resigned over sexual assault allegation, SoftBank invests again in WeWork

Also, Singapore and Bahrain to forge a fintech collaboration, and India's omnichannel self-checkout retail Perpule raises US$4.7M