Stephanie Frances Augustin

Hong Kong billionaire Adrian Cheng enters metaverse via investment in Animoca Brands’ The Sandbox

Adrian Cheng, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-listed conglomerate New World Development Company Ltd, is the latest billionaire to invest in the metaverse. Cheng, the…

Beyond The Billion partner funds invested over $600M in close to 800 female-founded startups in 2 years

Beyond The Billion, whose first pledge campaign (The Billion Dollar Fund for Women launched in 2018) mobilized a global consortium of venture capital funds (VC) and limited…

Striking while the iron is hot: The Philippine venture scene is heating up and getting hotter

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines will delve into why Filipino entrepreneurs and founders are attracting venture capital (VC) money in droves. In this second part, we…

Omise targets to triple transactional processing volume in Malaysia as it launches operations in the country

Thailand-based payment gateway Omise launched its operations in Malaysia today and is targeting to “at least triple” transactional processing volume in the country within its…

Sequoia-backed Incomlend launches $60M invoice financing program for ESG-focused SMEs

Singapore-based invoice financing marketplace Incomlend has partnered with European alternative asset manager Fasanara Capital to launch a global $60 million alternative financing…

Philippines: Southeast Asia’s next big breakout market?

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines will delve into why now, after years of depending on income from remittances, Filipino entrepreneurs and founders are attracting…

Rodeo is building brand journeys and revolutionizing transit advertising with analytics [Q&A with Valens Subramaniam]

The advertising industry was one of the first to suffer the effects of the widespread COVID pandemic last year, with 2020 being the most ‘crushing’ year for the industry since the…

Snaphunt envisions a future with a global talent pool, fully-automated recruitment [Q&A with Tulika Tripathi]

Human resources (HR) tech was not left out of Covid-19’s long-term accelerated digitalization of the workforce and workplace. Major work trends have been turned on their heads in…

How Carsome became Malaysia’s largest tech unicorn – with a little help from a friend

Gobi Partners’ continued faith and multiple investments into Carsome paved the way for the e-commerce platform to dominate Southeast Asia’s used car scene, en route to becoming…

Southeast Asia growing as investment destination, with $1.2B in exit value thus far

Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem saw $1.2 billion in exit value thus far this year, compared to $2 billion seen throughout the whole of 2020, according to Vertex Ventures…