Here's what Southeast Asia can learn from India's tryst with cashlessness

By Adhil Shetty

We explore the implications of a society that is going cashless, and what it means for the region's underbanked Read More

Marketplaces on the rise: What does the future hold for e-commerce platforms?

By Clarissa Santoso

The trend is in hyper-vertical and hyper-local marketplaces; Many of them will support a single market or a single use case or utility Read More

Online design studio with a twist wins Echelon Vietnam 2016 Top 100 pitching competition

By Kevin McSpadden

DesignBold was the champion but CopyRobo, Nouslogic and AZ Stack also took home awards Read More

Zefo raises US$6M to source you refurbished furniture and home appliances

By Sainul Abudheen K

It currently offers TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and microwaves under the appliances category, and beds, sofas, dining tables, etc. in the furniture category Read More

IFMR Capital raises US$25M from Fidelity arm to help the BoP segment in India

By Sainul Abudheen K

India-based IFMR has facilitated debt financing of more than US$4.5 billion to fintech microfinance and agriculture companies serving the BoP of the society Read More

BankGo raises seed funding to make financial info in Vietnam transparent

By Anisa Menur A. Maulani

According to BankGo, the company's pre-money valuation lies at US$3 million Read More

Bharat Bazaar gets funding from Beenext to digitize Indian agriculture

By Sainul Abudheen K

Supply channel bottlenecks and lack of a proper marketing channel are serious problems for a farmer, and Bharat Bazaar aims to address this Read More

[Update] Last order tonight: Foodpanda shuts down operations in Indonesia

By Anisa Menur A. Maulani

Foodpanda Indonesia Managing Director announced the end of the operation through a notification letter Read More

Indonesian fashion e-commerce Berrybenka confirms lay-off

By Anisa Menur A. Maulani

Speculations about the lay-off showed up about the same time as SaleStock's lay-off rumour Read More

Don't AskMe: As Snapdeal seeks to marry Flipkart/Amazon, an e-commerce firm in India shuts down

By Sainul Abudheen K

The parent of e-commerce marketplace firm AskMebazaar had fired more than 650 employees across its 40 offices this April Read More

The evolution of e-commerce business models in Southeast Asia

By Sheji Ho | Jul 26, 2016

Why we’re heading towards a bloodbath and four strategies to avoid it Read More

Overall Temasek value dips US$17.8B, tech and media top investment sector

By Kevin McSpadden

Temasek Chairman Lim Boon Heng remained cautiously optimistic of overall economic outlook despite a rocky 2015 for global financial markets Read More

Serial entrepreneur at the age of 22: Here's how this young man built a profitable startup after being chucked out of his flat

By Sainul Abudheen K

Ritesh Agarwal is a serial entrepreneur at the young age of 22. His latest venture OYO Rooms is now present in 170 cities in India, besides Malaysia Read More

MobiKwik raises US$50M Series C to take on Alibaba-backed Paytm

By Sainul Abudheen K

The mobile wallet and online recharge company has raised the investment from Japan’s GMO and semi conductor firm Mediatek Read More

10 facts you should know before starting a business in SEA

By Edison Chen

Southeast Asia presents good opportunities for businesses seeking new markets to tap into, but it can be also tricky to navigate Read More

Retail conglomerate Future Group to acquire Rocket Internet-backed FabFurnish

By Sainul Abudheen K

FabFurnish is a leading online furniture retailer with a listing of more than 80,000 products from over 600 local and international brands Read More

Will the next Airbnb or GrubHub come out of Asia?

By Dinuke Ranasinghe

Asia has advantages like cheap technology and high mobile penetration rates, but it cannot simply copy/paste models and apply it to this region Read More

Dimo join forces with Orami and HappyFresh to win e-commerce war

By Anisa Menur A. Maulani

The partnership began with the launch of a QR code-based three dimensional online store Read More

A brief overview of Southeast Asia's online marketplaces

By Kenneth Low

From the Greece's Agora to the Roman Forum, the marketplace has been around for eons. So, what do they look like in 2016? Read More

This Indian startup wants to disrupt the handicrafts industry

By Utkarsh Sahu | Mar 04, 2016

The startup World Art Community recognises local Indian artists and connects them with contemporary e-commerce Read More

Will this on-demand delivery startup be diced up by Manila's notorious traffic?

By Yon Heong Tung

Mober is the first philippines-based startup that has mustered the courage to take on logistics in the world's least drivable city Read More

[Updated] Meet the Singaporean startup pitching at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress

By Kevin McSpadden

At the world's biggest event this week, SafeChats is carrying the Singaporean flag with a messaging app that has its own secret sauce Read More