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Where are we headed in this brave new world? Here’s a look into BCE (Before COVID Era) and CE (COVID Era)

We are close to 1.5 years into living with COVID-19, reacting to its multiple variants (alpha, beta, gamma, delta). The shifts in and out of lockdown across the world have been,…

Tale of the (used car) tape: Putting Carsome and Carro head-to-head

Carsome vs Carro: Who wins Southeast Asia’s used car fight? Carsome’s planned merger with iCarAsia makes it Malaysia’s first unicorn -- just a month after its closest competitor,…

The land of unicorns: The rise of startups in Indonesia

Indonesia is on an upward trajectory: Just last year, Indonesia has cemented its new status as an upper-middle-income nation, based on an income classification report released by…

The NFT boom: The popularity behind non-fungible tokens and why they are worth millions

Other than cryptocurrencies, can something that only exists in the digital space be worth tens of millions of dollars? Believe it or not, these intangible treasures exist, and…

Exploring opportunities in the Philippine tech landscape

Editors note: This contributed article was written by Cody Flores, a Venture Analyst with Plug and Play APAC. It was originally published in December 2020. It’s common knowledge…

What’s ahead? Southeast Asia startup and venture capital ecosystems 2021

As we continue to step into the new decade in 2021, the startup and venture capital ecosystems rode out the disruptive chaos of 2020, mainly due to COVID-19, into a more…

Venture builder, accelerator, or incubator: Which one can help your startup CEO career grow?

Startups are easy to start, difficult to maintain, and extremely hard to grow because of competition. You will need a lot of capital investment to fuel your startup engine. This…

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💸 Here’s a handy list of Southeast Asia’s newest VC funds

Where’s the new cash for startup founders? This list, updated regularly, has the answers, with a compendium of recent VC funds accessible here in Southeast Asia. (First published…

SWITCH Health Innovation

SWITCH 2020 recap: HealthTech innovations post-COVID-19

China’s telemedicine industry got a big boost this year, offering vital medical services that would have otherwise been unreachable to many patients. But is it too soon to say…

SWITCH Lei Ming interview and panel

SWITCH 2020 recap: Up close with tech veteran Lei Ming – The Baidu and Kuwo Music Founder on the next breakthrough

What are some best practices for companies to overcome adversity as they seek to expand into China? This session looked back at the tech veteran’s entrepreneurship journey:…