Investments

AI, robots, robotics

Singapore AI startup gets series A funding to go global

AI startup Sentient.io has nabbed an undisclosed amount of series A funding to…


money, cash, dollars, funding, VC, cash burn, burning money

Southeast Asia-focused VC funds raised a lot less money so far this year

While Southeast Asia’s startups had a good start to the year in terms of…


Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

China’s Ant Financial ventures into Myanmar

Continuing its low-key expansion across Asia, China’s Ant Financial, maker of…


Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

'The show must go on': Gobi launches online championship for Malaysia startups

Southeast Asia venture capital firm Gobi Partners is trying something new and…


Kopi Kenangan, coffee

Indonesia’s Starbucks rival Kopi Kenangan brews up $109m funding to build empire

Indonesia’s coffee startup Kopi Kenangan has just attracted its biggest ever…


money, funding, funds, saving, cash, finance, banks, unbanked

💸 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…


visa, payments, credit cards, credit

Visa invests in Singapore’s Nium

Fintech startup Nium today revealed it has secured a fresh round of funding…


money, currency, currencies, dollars, cash

Southeast Asia VC funding rocketed to $5.7b in Q1, but rest of year is probably going to suck

Southeast Asia’s tech companies attracted a stellar $5.7 billion in venture…


Sequoia backs Indonesia insurance startup Qoala

A year after its launch, cutely-named insurance startup Qoala has secured…


fire, insurance, risk

Ex-Grab exec pockets fresh funding for insurance startup

Grab’s first chief technology officer Wei Zhu, who departed the ride-hailing…