Yimie Yong

B Capital sees opportunities in late-stage growth investing despite fundraising woes [Q&A]

In the interview, B Capital General Partner Sami Ahmad also shared B Capital's strategy and plans for the latest fund, among others. 

Thailand’s biggest crypto exchange Bitkub hiring advisers for 2025 IPO – report

Bitkub plans to go public on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in a bid to boost the company’s profile and raise money.

Capital A’s digital arm forms strategic partnership with Ant International

The partnership covers various areas, exploring to integrate more payment methods and providing acquiring services to Capital A’s platforms, work on digital marketing and sponsorship opportunities to drive business growth, and to cooperate in enhancing access to sustainable finance while transitioning to a low carbon economy for the Micro, Small & Medium…

Malaysia to introduce new tax incentive for digital status companies – report

MDEC chief executive officer Mahadhir Aziz said the tax incentive, to be announced in May, will be for digital initiatives in intellectual property (IP) and non-IP, and also in the form of investment tax allowance incentives, the report added.

Malaysia’s co-working space provider WORQ in talks to raise $8.5M for Series B funding

WORQ announced in October last year that it has completed its pre-Series B fundraising round, backed by 14 follow-on investors.

Thailand’s Gulf Energy to apply digital bank license with partners, including telco giant AIS, Krungthai Bank – report

Bank of Thailand said interested applicants can submit their application for a virtual bank license to the central bank from March 20, 2024 to Sept 19.

BEYOND Expo & Asian Family Legacy Foundation to co-host exclusive Wealth Summit on May 24, 2024, part Of BEYOND Expo 2024

Over 200 LPs, including more than 150 family offices from across 30 countries, set to attend, aiming for collaboration with international partners.

IFC report urges FinTech firms to target women customers in emerging markets for financial inclusion

The survey findings also show that women still make up a minority of FinTech portfolios, with 63 percent of the lending-focused FinTech firms reporting that women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make up less than a quarter of their portfolio.

Chinese EV maker XPeng appoints Bermaz Auto Bhd as official distributor in Malaysia

XPeng's move to enter the Malaysian market also came as competition in China's EV market intensified. EV companies race to cut prices, with market leader BYD spearheading a deeper round of price reductions.

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Top Tips from Female Tech Leaders

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we talked to several female leaders in tech to learn more about their experiences and challenges. They also shared some advices to women who are interested to join the tech sector.