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B Capital closes third venture growth fund at $2.1B

B Capital, a global multi-stage investment firm, has on Thursday announced the close of its third venture growth fund and related companion funds (together, Growth Fund III), with…

PCCW, HKT launch metaverse virtual world PCCW-HKT Futurera

Hong Kong-based PCCW and HKT (PCCW/HKT) have announced the launch of PCCW-HKT Futurera, a virtual world in The Sandbox metaverse, introducing over 20 missions for players, such as…

MYStartup, DNB announce winners for MYStartup Hackathon 2022

MYStartup, a Malaysian government initiative powered by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd. (Cradle), in partnership with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), has on Wednesday announced the winners…

US-based GOOD Meat gets approval to commercialize serum-free cultivated meat in Singapore

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of food technology company Eat Just, Inc., has on Wednesday announced that it has been given a new, first-in-the-world regulatory approval…

Neopets raise $4M from Web3 leaders to bring 90s classic to the metaverse

Neopets Metaverse has on Thursday announced the successful closing of its latest investment round, where it raised $4 million in funding. This round saw participation from…

Ten Filipino startups complete the 917Ventures Accelerator Program by 500 Global

500 Global, a global venture capital firm, hosted Demo Day on January 18 in collaboration with the Philippines’ corporate venture builder 917Ventures, marking the culmination of a…

Touch ‘n Go partners Visa to launch Touch ‘n Go Visa prepaid card in Malaysia

Touch ‘n Go Group, via the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, has formed a strategic partnership with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, to launch the first corporate social…

Philippine agri-fisheries startup Mayani nets $1.7M in AgFunder-led round

Mayani, a Philippine-based agri-fisheries startup, has secured $1.7 million in oversubscribed seed funding anchored by the Silicon Valley agtech venture capital (VC) AgFunder…

Data privacy and sustainability see increase in importance among Singapore consumers considering electronics purchases: YouGov report

Sustainability and data safety have emerged as hot topics in the electronics goods sector in recent years, a report showed Wednesday. According to data from YouGov’s latest…

Gogoro partners Belrise Industries to invest $2.5B in battery swapping infrastructure in Indian state

Taiwan-based battery swapping ecosystems provider Gogoro Inc. has partnered with India-based automotive systems manufacturer Belrise Industries to invest approximately $2.5…