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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.

A milestone in esports history, connecting with the youth

In today's digital age, #esports has evolved into much more than just a pastime for #gaming enthusiasts. It has transformed into a multi-billion-dollar industry with a rapidly growing and diverse fan base, mainly composed of #millennials and #GenZ. These tech-savvy audiences are notoriously difficult to reach through traditional #advertising channels,…

TechStorm and Original Startups Collective forge strategic alliance via metaverse-centric partnership

TechStorm, a Singapore-based media community for esports, gaming and Web3 enthusiasts, announced Friday a new partnership with metaverse startup launchpad Original Startups Collective (OSC), aimed at growing diverse metaverse entrepreneurial communities across the region. Through this collaboration, the two organizations will bring their collective…

Singapore esports player Ampverse raises $12M Series A funding led by Falcon Capital

Singapore esports player Ampverse on Tuesday announced its $12M Series A fund raise, the largest to date of any esports organisation in Southeast Asia. The round was led by global investment fund Falcon Capital. The round also included follow-on investment from both Singaporean fund Vulpes and Gandel Invest, both of whom participated in prior Ampverse…

For Tier One Entertainment’s Alodia Gosiengfiao, we are in a golden era of play-to-earn games [ORIGIN Innovation Awards Q&A]

"I think the major trend nowadays is that Asian Market is entering a golden era of Play 2 Earn (P2E) games that kick-started because of Axie Infinity and we are super excited for the opportunities that it will bring to the industry."

Game on – The evolution of eSports and gaming [Beyond Virtual Panel recap]

Digital gaming and eSports continue to advance further and become more enticing for players. Their popularity, particularly in the midst of a pandemic, is also in a way blurring the lines between traditional gaming and digital gaming.

ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2021: Startup Winners – EduTech and Gaming & Esports

We are thrilled to announce the Startup Winners - EduTech and Startup Winners - Gaming & Esports for the second edition of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards.

Falcon Edge, DST Global, D1 Capital and RedBird Capital lead $840M investment in India’s Dream Sports at $8B valuation

Dream Sports, has completed an investment of $840 Million at an $8 billion valuation, led by Falcon Edge, DST Global, D1 Capital, RedBird Capital and Tiger Global. The round also saw participation from existing investors like TPG and Footpath Ventures, making it amongst the largest investments globally in the sports tech sector.

ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2021: Announcing the Startup Finalists – EduTech and Gaming & Esports

We are thrilled to announce the finalists of the Startup Finalists - EduTech and Gaming & Esports for the second edition of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards.

Philippines: Southeast Asia’s next big breakout market?

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines will delve into why now, after years of depending on income from remittances, Filipino entrepreneurs and founders are attracting venture capital (VC) money in droves. In this first part, we briefly explain the key growth drivers and opportunities awaiting VCs in the country, while laying the groundwork for future…