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X-PITCH 2022 Global TOP150 announced

X-PITCH 2022 Global TOP 150 has been announced. 150 semi-finalists of this year’s X-PITCH were selected from 4,000+ startups in 51 countries, X-PITCH said in a statement on…

True Global Ventures invests a total of $38M in Hong Kong’s Animoca Brands

The True Global Ventures (TGV) 4 Plus Fund and Follow On Fund have invested in total $38 million including $16 million of secondaries into Hong Kong-based Web 3 firm Animoca…

India’s Bhanzu secures $15M Series A funding led by Eight Roads Ventures

Bhanzu, an India-based math learning platform, announced Thursday that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by global investment firm Eight Roads Ventures. Another…

Alibaba Cloud to invest $1B as it unveils strategic roadmap for international business

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has announced its latest international strategic roadmap at the 2022 Alibaba Cloud Summit. During…

Hong Kong’s The Sandbox collaborates with Taiwan’s Softstar to boost Web3 ecosystem

The Sandbox, a decentralized gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands, has announced its collaboration with Softstar Entertainment Inc. (Softstar), an…

Malaysia’s respond.io raises $7M funding led by Headline Asia

Respond.io, a Malaysia-based social to conversational commerce software as a service (SaaS) platform, has closed $7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Headline…

Allianz Malaysia joins Gobi Partners’ Malaysia-focused SuperSeed II Fund

Pan-Asian venture capital (VC) firm Gobi Partners announced Tuesday the closing of its $10 million Gobi SuperSeed II (Gobi SSII) Fund following the participation of Allianz…

Carro expands to Japan through partnership with Softbank

Singapore-based used car marketplace Carro on Tuesday announced its expansion into Japan through a joint venture with SoftBank Corporation (SoftBank). As part of its entry, CARRO…

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia’s Surge back US’s TrueFoundry $2.3M seed funding

TrueFoundry, a United States-based machine learning (ML) developer platform, announced Tuesday its $2.3 million seed funding led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia’s Surge.…

Indian EdTech firm upGrad acquires corporate training solutions provider Centum Learning

UpGrad, an India-based higher edtech company has announced the 100 percent acquisition of corporate training solutions provider Centum Learning (Centum) in a share swap deal. With…