Social Media

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…

India’s ShareChat closes $520M round at $5 billion valuation

ShareChat (Mohalla Tech Pvt Ltd), India’s largest homegrown social media company, announced Thursday the closure of its multi-tranche funding round through which it raised a total…

Elon Musk now says $44B Twitter deal “temporarily on hold”

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk said on Friday the $44 billion deal to takeover Twitter is "temporarily on hold" as he awaits data related to the social media platform's…

Elon Musk’s $44B Twitter buyout challenged in shareholder lawsuit – report

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk and social media firm Twitter Inc were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to stop Musk from completing the $44 billion…

Singapore’s The Parentinc acquires Vietnam women online community Webtretho

The Parentinc, a Singapore-based community platform for parents, announced Thursday the successful completion of acquisition of Webtretho, a Vietnam-based women and parenting…

Singapore social music creation platform BandLab raises $65M Series B funding

BandLab, a Singapore-based social music platform, announced Tuesday the close of its Series B round totaling $65 million with a post-money valuation of $315 million. The company…

Elon Musk to acquire & privatize Twitter for $44B

US-based social media platform Twitter, Inc. announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by billionaire…

Singapore’s Parentinc raises $22M in Series D funding round led by East Ventures

The Parentinc, a Singapore-based tech company that owned content and community platform for parents theAsianparent, announced Wednesday that it has successfully closed a $22…

Australia’s Linktree raises $110M funding led by Index Ventures and Coatue at a valuation of $1.3 billion

Australian "link-in-bio" platform Linktree announced Wednesday that it has raised $110 million funding led by Index Ventures and Coatue at a valuation of $1.3 billion. The…

L’Oréal Malaysia to double down on social commerce in 2022 to help 250 salons affected by the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic's adverse impacts on businesses in Malaysia did not leave hair salons unscathed. Since Malaysia's first movement control order (MCO 1.0) in March 2020, over…