Women’s health app Nyra launches Bahasa Malaysia version [Press Release]

Vivant, the digital health technology startup, announces the launch of ‘Nyra’ in Bahasa Malaysia to help women of all ages track their feminine health, fertility, and fitness. Vivant claimed that Nyra is designed as a one-stop solution for women of all ages juggling multiple health and wellness goals to accurately track their period, fertility, ovulation, as well as physical activity, symptoms, and diet.

From information entered into the app, Nyra provides personalised health and fertility insights, giving women full control over the entire feminine health journey – from preconception to pregnancy and post-pregnancy. It also has an in-app chat feature that allows women to connect directly with a doctor for private one-to-one conversations on health matters including fertility, contraception, sexual health, and everything in between.

Adrit Raha, Chief Executive Officer, Vivant said, “Women’s health can be a sensitive subject in Malaysia and Nyra aims to empower women to break through existing barriers and take full control of every aspect of their feminine health and wellbeing, informed by accurate and personalised health insights.”

Nyra is the first product launched by Vivant under its Nyra women’s health brand, which expects to see an expanded range of products in the region across the women’s health spectrum including pregnancy, post-pregnancy care and re-entering the workplace.

Thai wealthtech Jitta forays into Singapore and India [Nikkei Asian Review]

Thai wealth technology startup Jitta has announced its plan to expand its services to Singapore and India following the US$6.5 million raised from Beacon Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of Kasikornbank in the first half of 2019.

Jitta was founded in 2014 offering a free asset analysis platform that analyses public information, such as earnings, and ranks stocks on their valuation from stock markets in the U.S., Thailand, Japan, and other parts of Asia.

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Jitta is launching a fund that uses its analysis service to help investors manage their investments. Customers will be charged a 0.5 per cent management fee, and Jitta will take 10% of their yearly profits.

Oyo sets foothold in co-working space acquiring Innov8 [Techcrunch]

India’s budget hotel startup Oyo announced that it has acquired co-working space Innov8 for US$30 million, as reported by Techcrunch. The co-living spaces segment is its new business to target, the report said.

The Gurgaon-headquartered firm on Tuesday announced Oyo Workspaces, which is already operational across 10 cities in India with more than 20 centers. It currently has the capacity to serve more than 15,000 people, with more than 6,000 employees from firms such as Swiggy, Paytm, Pepsi, Nykaa, OLX, and Lenskart have already signed up for the service.

Innov8 is one of the three in-house brands that are part of Oyo Workspaces. The other two brands — Workflo and Powerstation — are aimed at people who are looking for the economical offering. A user could access one of these co-working spaces for as low as Rs 6,999 (US$102) a month.

honestbee’s VP of Marketing left the company [Vulcan Post]

After a whirlwind of negative press surrounding its “temporary pause” in operations and partnerships due to an alleged cash crash issue and multiple layoffs, it is now reported that Christina Lim, the company’s Vice President of Marketing has exited the company.

Lim’s move followed suit the resignations of co-founder Isaac Tay and Joel Sng, and managing director Chris Urban.

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Lim was previously responsible for the marketing team to drive brand awareness and loyalty across all its business verticals and has been with the firm for a year.

Lim has revealed to the press that she will be focused on consulting work for companies.