Hong Kong’s Start-up Express International calls for applications

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Start-up Express, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will launch its international series - Start-Up Express International - this…

Singapore’s bolttech acquires majority shareholding in Indonesian broker Axle Asia

Bolttech, the Singapore-based international insurtech, announced Thursday it has completed the acquisition of a majority shareholding in PT Axle Asia, an established insurance…

5 Industries with huge potential for NFT applications

NFTs exploded globally in 2021, with the record-breaking $69 million sale of Beeple’s “First 5000 Days” NFT art to Vignesh Sundaresan in March that year seeing a surge of interest…

MAS launches ESG Impact Hub to spur growth of ESG ecosystem

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday launched the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Impact Hub (the Hub) to spur co-location and collaboration between…

Cool Cats secures strategic investment from Animoca Brands

Cool Cats Group LLC, the web3 company behind the iconic blue-chip non-fungible token (NFT) collection Cool Cats, announced Wednesday that it has received a strategic investment…

Malaysia’s Carsome banks on digital banking to complement existing car business

It came as a surprise when Southeast Asian used car platform Carsome confirmed that it is part of the KAF Investment Bank-led consortium which was among the five consortiums…

AC Ventures partners BCG to promote Indonesia’s tech sector ESG standards

Indonesia-focused, early-stage venture capital firm AC Ventures (ACV) announced Wednesday that it has published Indonesia’s impact report to date on the local digital economy. In…

7 Essential skills elite technologists need to thrive in the new world of hybrid work

Being a technologist ain’t like it used to be! The latest research from Cisco AppDynamics, the ‘Agents of Transformation 2022’ report, finds 94 percent of technologists in…

Singapore’s Bizbaz closes $4M seed funding led by HSBC Asset Management

Bizbaz, the next generation customer intelligence and risk assessment company headquartered in Singapore, announced Wednesday that it has closed its $4 million seed funding round…

Singapore’s Carro launches assurance certification for used cars

Singapore-based used car marketplace Carro has launched Carro Certified, a technology-backed stamp of assurance certification for their used cars across all key markets, including…

South Korea’s Naver acquires US-listed social e-commerce marketplace Poshmark for $1.2B

South Korea’s largest internet company Naver Corp has inked a deal to acquire Poshmark, Inc., a United States-listed social e-commerce marketplace for new and secondhand style,…

Taiwan’s Aiello raises $5.8M to expand its voice AI solutions internationally

Aiello Inc.(Aiello), a Taiwan-based natural language processing (NLP) and voice artificial intelligence (AI) startup, announced Tuesday it has raised $5.8 million in a Series…

US’s Anchorage Digital expands in Asia with five new institutional partners

United States-based crypto platform Anchorage Digital announced on Wednesday its expansion to Asia, with notable institutional partners including Bitkub, Dream Trade, FBG Capital,…

Thai media giant T&B Media Global enters metaverse with $300M hybrid equity-NFT raise led by Sygnum

Sygnum, a digital asset technology group with a Swiss banking licence and a Singapore capital markets services (CMS) licence, announces it is partnering Thai media and…

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