Co-founder Shanru Lai to share how Shopback scaled regionally and where it is headed next at Echelon Asia

For people betting on the next darling of the Singapore startup scene, the odds-on favourite would be Shopback 

Today's top tech news, May 8: Alibaba acquires Rocket Internet e-commerce platform Daraz

Also, Singapore-based cashback aggregator Shopback acquires Seedly and more 

Cashback aggregator ShopBack acquires Seedly to venture into personal finance management

Seedly helps users make smarter financial decisions with its budgeting app, which links major bank and card accounts to aggregate all their finances in one place 

[Podcast] The Story of You with Shopback Co-founder Shanru Lai

Shanru Lai explains why grit is essential for the startup world, and how Shopback convinced people the product is legit 

Snapcart, an app that gives cashback for receipts, launches in Singapore

The app, which was developed by an Indonesian startup, uses these receipts to help businesses gather customer insights 

Shopback to expand to Australia, build R&D centres in 2 locations

Shopback aims to strengthen its engineering team in order to build more products 

We asked founders and investors for their favourite books from 2017 and this is what they shared

From business books to history, 10 members of the startup community give their favourite books from 2017 

ShopBack raises US$25M funding round led by Japan's Credit Saison

In total, cashback platform ShopBack has raised "close to" US$40 million in funding 

Meet the 30 startups participating in the Unilever Foundry programme

Advertising and influencer marketing were a major theme of the companies chosen by Unilever 

East Ventures launches US$30M fund for SEA startups focussing on Indonesia

East Ventures is an early-stage venture fund that has invested in 116 startups in  Southeast Asia, including Traveloka, Tokopedia, and Ruangguru