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Thoughts on passion and apprehensions leading to launch from the founders of OTalent

We had a chat with Victor Pribadi and Cobysot Avego of OTalent to talk about what goes on in a founder's mind as they count down to launch. 

Hong Kong online tutoring platform Snapask raises US$5M, targets 4 million users in Southeast Asia

Snapask allows students to ask questions to the platform and get real-time responses from actual tutors 

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal explains how a hacker stole 17M user records

The hacker was a security researcher who had put up the data for sale to get Zomato's attention and apparently teach it a lesson 

Indonesian startup Ahlijasa raises funding from Indogen, Fenox VC, 500 Startups to expand its on-demand laundry services

Last August, Ahlijasa won the Startup World Cup Indonesia, the regional finale of Startup World Cup event organised by Fenox VC and Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy 

Tinder rules in Asia, but data shows it is fuelling competition

The fact that the most popular dating apps are largely variation on Tinder's swiping features demonstrates that easily finding dates with a few finger swipes has an universal appeal among young generations 

Southeast Asia is going through an accelerated pace of disruption, leading to the third wave innovations in real world sectors

With the internet-of-everything, entrepreneurs start to transform “real world” sectors like agriculture, education, healthcare, energy, finance and many others, and Southeast Asia is experiencing this at an accelerated pace 

4 social startups that make life better with a marriage between tech and social impact

Social startups. Because solving the world's problems need not be a task only for governments. 

LinkedIn Pulse Co-founder invests in Ithaka to help you plan your trips over chat with travel experts

The travel startup is already present in Indonesia and Thailand, and is looking to expand to Malaysia and Vietnam in the next phase 

Singtel, Telkomsel launch mobile remittance service, Indonesians can use it send money to unbanked back home

Singtel and Telkomsel eventually want to build a mobile wallet to mobile wallet remittance system