Meet the Harvard grad who left 'big pharma' for his own startup

Farouk Meralli has what is surely one of the oddest starting up anecdotes in…


money, currency, currencies, dollars, cash

Southeast Asia VC funding rocketed to $5.7b in Q1, but rest of year is probably going to suck

Southeast Asia’s tech companies attracted a stellar $5.7 billion in venture…


Sequoia backs Indonesia insurance startup Qoala

A year after its launch, cutely-named insurance startup Qoala has secured…


fire, insurance, risk

Ex-Grab exec pockets fresh funding for insurance startup

Grab’s first chief technology officer Wei Zhu, who departed the ride-hailing…


Gobi's Thomas Tsao on a decade as a Southeast Asia VC

After starting Gobi Partners in Shanghai, China, in 2002, Thomas Tsao expanded…


air-con, AC, energy, power, air conditioners

Energy automation startup gets funding for global expansion

SensorFlow, one of a wave of young hardware firms out of Singapore, has secured…


money, cash, dollars, funding, VC

Two new funds add $860m to Southeast Asia pot

Two investment firms have just revealed new funds that bring a collective $860…


Here’s what happened at our first Southeast Asia online pitch session

It’s extremely tough to nail down funding right now, so earlier this month we…


Netflix, streaming

Southeast Asia: You’re now spending 60% more time streaming

It’s not exactly a surprise, but it’s still fascinating to hear how much more…


Gojek, motorbikes, motorcycles, transportation, Indonesia

Gojek escalates cashless payments battle with startup acquisition

After eight months of rumors, ride-hailing giant Gojek just revealed it has…