Top tech news, May 16: Vertex raises US$230M for new Southeast Asia fund

By Sainul Abudheen K

Vertex Ventures was an early investor in ride-hailing giant Grab Read More

P2P lending fintech Validus closes over US$15.2M Series B funding led by Dutch bank FMO

By Prisca Akhaya T.

Validus Capital marked the Dutch development bank’s first investment in Asia Read More

Today's top tech news, January 21: Major graft at DJI and TADA moves into Vietnam

By Kevin McSpadden

Plus, an influencer marketing platform launches X10 Media and Warung Pintar raises US$27.5 million Read More

Cross-border payments firm InstaReM raises US$45M from Telkom's VC arm, Rocket Internet, others

By Sainul Abudheen K

This will accelerate growth in InstaReM’s existing markets and enable it to enter new markets in Japan and Indonesia; the company plans to launch an IPO in 2021 Read More

Today's top tech news, October 16: Grab launches roadmap to improve transport safety standards

By Yon Heong Tung

Also, Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen passes away at 65, NETS launches PayCollect, and more Read More

Campus social ticketing startup Get raises US$2.5M led by Vertex Ventures

By Sainul Abudheen K

Get enables students to purchase event tickets, merchandise and club memberships, and has over 220K members across Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong Read More

Do Chinese companies understand Southeast Asia's tech ecosystem well enough?

By Yon Heong Tung

Chinese investors are going to find it difficult to replicate their investment approach in Southeast Asia Read More

Singapore's R&D analytics company PatSnap raises US$38M led by Sequoia, Shunwei

By Sainul Abudheen K

PatSnap provides R&D analytics for analysing tech trends, driving innovation, market planning, competitor intelligence and maximising return on IP assets Read More