27 investors that make Echelon 2018 the best tech event this year

Part of the reason to attend a tech conference is to meet investors and pitch your company. These 27 standouts will make Echelon a fantastic lead-gen opportunity 

Thai bank SCB doubles the size of its fintech-focussed corporate VC fund to US$100M

To date, Digital Ventures has engaged with over 800 startups and more than 60 VC funds in nearly 30 countries, including Golden Gate Ventures and Dymon Asia Ventures 

Carousell confirms US$85M Series C and plans to double-down on artificial intelligence

Carousell will use money will be used to further enhance its AI capabilities as well as grow its listing categories 

Big names lead US$60M investment into Singapore automotive marketplace Carro

Carro has raised US$75 million to date, helping grow its Southeast Asia presence and its financing service has gained traction 

Funding Societies raised a US$25M Series B funding round led by Softbank Ventures Korea

The latest funding round for Funding Societies is said to be the largest raised by a P2P lending platform in Southeast Asia 

3 ways the Startup Stack is powering up entrepreneurship in Singapore

By removing the barriers to starting and scaling a business, entrepreneurship around the world is being democratised 

Today's top tech news, March 12: Golden Gate raising US$100M and Outpost continues expansion

Also, four Asian startups represent the region at NTT Data Open Innovation Contest and dual-managed medtech fund closes at US$50 million 

Meet 27 of the investors participating in TOP100 2018

We are bringing together the best of Southeast Asia's ecosystem at events all across Asia...and beyond 

Hong Kong-based fashion e-commerce startup Grana raises funding via venture debt from STI Financial Group

The startup ships fashion apparel directly to 67 markets, and operates 15 pop-up showrooms in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and Australia 

Indonesian healthcare information platform Alodokter lands US$9M from SoftBank, Golden Gate Ventures, FengHe

Alodokter is developing a fully-integrated healthcare ecosystem, where patients can manage their lifestyle, chat with doctors, handle their medical records, and book offline medical services