Asia

Singapore fintech firm Aspire enters Hong Kong, positioned for further growth across Asia

Aspire, a finance platform headquartered in Singapore, has on Wednesday announced that the company has successfully obtained a money service operator (MSO) license issued by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.

MyAnimeList, Animoca Brands Japan, San FranTokyo to be launch partners of Anime Foundation

Animoca Brands, Animoca Brands Japan, San FranTokyo, and MyAnimeList announced Tuesday that they are launch partners of Anime Foundation, a community-owned cultural protocol for anime and manga spanning both Web2 and Web3.

South Korea’s CHEQUER closes strategic investment at $27.82M

CHEQUER Inc., the South Korea-based innovative developer behind the cloud security solution 'QueryPie', has on Monday announced the successful closure of its strategic investment round, joining Shinhan Venture Investment, raising a total of $27.82 million.

Gaw Capital Partners expands data center portfolio with acquisition in Fuchu Intelligent Park, Japan

Hong Kong-based real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners announced Monday that the firm, through a fund under its management, has acquired a property located in Fuchu Intelligent Park, Fuchu City, Japan.

India’s Zypp Electric raises $15M in Series C funding led by ENEOS

Zypp Electric, an India-based tech-enabled electric vehicle (EV)-as-a-service platform, has announced the successful kick-off of its Series C funding round, raising $15 million. This round was led by Japanese major ENEOS.

[BEYOND Expo 2024] Global innovators gather at BEYOND Expo 2024 opening ceremony to discuss the future of technology

The ceremony brought together global leaders in technological innovation under the theme "What's Next?", delivering profound insights and unique perspectives to kick off this tech event of the year.

India’s Portl secures $3M in funding round led by Bharat Innovation Fund

Portl, an India-based digital fitness and wellness technology startup, has successfully closed a $3 million funding round led by Bharat Innovation Fund. This round also saw participation from existing investor Kalaari Capital and new investor T-Hub Foundation.

Bangladesh’s Shomvob raises $1M in pre-seed financing round led by Cocoon Capital

Shomvob, the business to business (B2B) job-tech and human resource (HR) tech platform in Bangladesh, has on Thursday announced a $1 million pre-seed financing round led by Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm Cocoon Capital.

Taiwan luxury resale marketpalce Popchill finalizes $3.1M funding round

PopChill, a luxury resale marketplace operating in Taiwan and Hong Kong, announced Wednesday that it had finalized a $3.1 million Pre-A+ funding round. The firm secured an additional $1.3 million, bringing the total funds raised in this round to $3.1 million, inclusive of the earlier announced $1.8 million.