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Meet 9 CEOs steering through Vietnam startup ecosystem

With an estimated number of 3000 startups, Vietnam is the third largest ecosystem in Asia. 

India's leading homestay marketplace Stayzilla shuts down

"A homestays marketplace needs to invest in educating the market and even using Internet. The costs creep up on you over a period of time and gets rationalized as cost of doing business in India" 

India's Snapdeal lays off employees; Co-founders admit to making mistakes

Earlier there were reports that Snapdeal was planning to let go of 3,00 staff workers over the next few months 

Snaptrude can convert a hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model in a few seconds

Scribble your floor plan, take a photo, and upload into Snaptrude. It will throw up a 3D model with info on area, materials, and bill of materials and quantities 

How can edtech startups make learning more relevant in a digital-driven world?

Edtech startups and schools need to help students cope with the increasing demands of soft skills such as leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, and adaptability 

Startup essentials: What’s the difference between growth marketing and growth hacking?

Growth hacking is more of a mindset, rather than a long-term marketing plan 

India's Craftsvilla lays off around 100 employees

In 2015, the ethnic products e-tailer had raised US$34 million in funding, led by existing investors Sequoia Capital India and Lightspeed Venture Partners 

Paytm to invest US$90M to expand its QR code-based payments network

Within a year of launch, the QR code-based offline payments already contributes around 65 per cent of overall transactions on its platform 

India's True Balance recharges its coffers with US$15M funding from Korean VCs

True Balance claims it provides quicker and intuitive balance check, call log, data pack assessment, and recharge service for prepaid Android smartphone users 

India's Urban Ladder furnishes the business with US$15M financing

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder is an online furniture and home décor company that aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions 

Is Paytm merging with Snapdeal?

Paytm and Snapdeal, two behemoths in the online retail segment, reportedly had merger talks in January this year 

Boltt is your nutritionist, doctor, and activity centre -- all rolled into one

Boltt is a line-up of wearable devices that can be used not just to track your fitness, but also provide actionable insights through AI and machine learning 

Chinese VC Shunwei Capital forays into India with US$3M investment in Truebil

Truebil is a curated marketplace that aims to make the process of buying and selling pre-owned automobiles easy by posting pictures and detailed inspection report of the car 

A look back at 2016: The state of Southeast Asia's tech startup ecosystem

A deep dive into the ecosystem for a better understanding, backed by facts and numbers 

How to keep up when your business starts gaining growth momentum

When growing your business, being open to change is the key to survival 

Success is a moving target: CleverTap Co-founder Anand Jain

"Ideas are cheap, execution is hard. So spend some time gathering experience, identify problems and then venture out" 

Will US President Donald Trump get impeached anytime soon? This startup could help you predict it

Indian startup AskMonk is an online curated marketplace that connects people with the best astrologers 

How to think and grow rich like Elon Musk

Want to succeed in life and in entrepreneurship? Take some inspiration from successful visionaries 

Preparing your company to scale from the start: 4 things to prioritise

When your company starts expanding rapidly, you’re going to need the right team, culture, space and terminology 

Flipkart founders, Accel join medtech startup SigTuple's US$5.8M funding

SigTuple aims to create cloud-based solutions for detection of abnormalities and trends in medical data to improve the accuracy and efficiency of disease diagnosis 

In Pics: Meet, the new co-working space in India

The platform’s target market consists of solopreneurs, musicians, SMEs, small business owners, freelancers, and anyone who desires a flexible and affordable working space 

Thai startup Ookbee to shut down e-commerce unit due to stiff competition

"The e-commerce unit is not growing as fast as we expected and as a small startup, we think it's better to use our capital elsewhere," says its founder Natavudh Pungcharoenpong 

CarTrade raises US$55M to grow through acquisitions, expand to new areas

In November 2015, CarTrade acquired rival CarWale, and the combined entity has about 15M unique customers per month, and partners with 8,000 dealers