Investments

Calling out to APAC community builders, VCs, and digital leaders to join ORIGIN Innovation Awards

By 2021, approximately 60% of Asia’s GDP will come from products and services…


With over $1.3b, Sequoia has two new funds for region

Sequoia has just unlocked two new funds aimed at startups in Southeast Asia and…


Billionaire Li Ka-shing behind ambitious new Southeast Asia digital bank

Slowly, piece by piece, an ambitious new Southeast Asia digital bank is putting…


Payfazz gets $53m funding for network of mobile money agents

Continuing a streak of notably large investments for Indonesian startups,…


Nextbillion

Ex-Grab employees get series A funding for 4-month-old AI startup

A trio of former Grab employees who were instrumental in the ride-hail giant…


Phone users in Mandalay, Myanmar

Myanmar startup fund ready to roll with $80m

An investment firm focused on Myanmar last week unveiled its first VC fund…


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Toyota invests in Thailand’s Stripe rival

One of Thailand’s most well-established fintech startups today announced a new…


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Singapore startup gets funding for socially distanced karaoke

Piling into a small, sweaty room that’s just been vacated by a bunch of…


WeMo Scooter

Scooter-sharing startup preps expansion to Southeast Asia

Electric scooter startup WeMo is about to expand from Taiwan to Southeast Asia,…


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Curlec gets funding to help businesses get paid on time

Amid a rising tide of funding for startups that help businesses get things…