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 

Indonesian healthtech startup Alodokter reportedly closes Series B funding round

But according to Alodokter Founder and CEO Nathanael Faibis, the reported details were incorrect 

ZUZU HS raises US$1.9M seed funding round led by Wavemaker Partners

ZUZU HS aims to help independent hotels with their online distribution, revenue management, bookkeeping, and procurement 

VentureCon joins SWITCH in founding a new world

Enabling investors of SEA, VentureCon happens in association with the Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH) on September 20. 

FlowAccount raises US$1.15m to help Thai SMEs adopt digital accounting solutions

The funding will be used primarily for team expansion and product development 

Lessons from a failed mobile payments startup in Singapore

Everybody loves to hear a story of David vs Goliath, of how the little guy went up against all odds and defeated the big boys. Unfortunately, this isn’t one. 

Michael Lints of Golden Gate Ventures promoted to Partner, wants to help take Southeast Asia global

While his day-to-day job will not change a whole lot, Lints says the Partner tag is important for clarity when speaking with ecosystem stakeholders 

Malaysian drones startup Poladrone bags Judges Choice Award at Echelon Asia 2017

The Fan Choice award goes to DesignBold, a Vietnamese startup providing visual editing tools 

Singapore finance portal MoneySmart raises US$10M to boost presence in APAC

The funding round was led by Japanese online service provider Kakaku, which operates in several verticals