500 Startups

500 SEA expects more unicorns in Southeast Asia following successful exits like Grab, Bukalapak

500 Southeast Asia (formerly 500 Durians), the Southeast Asia-focused fund of global venture firm 500 Global, expects more unicorns in the region as it prepares to write larger…

Southeast Asia’s top 50 rising women in tech 2021 [Updated]

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of unicorns--23 at last count if we include startups that have already gone public like Sea and Razer. A quick scan of these billion-dollar…

Singapore blockchain security firm CYBAVO raises $4M in pre-Series A round

Singapore-based blockchain security firm CYBAVO announces that it has raised $4 million in its pre-Series A funding round. The round, completed in June, was co-led by global…

500 Startups rebrands Southeast Asia fund to 500 Southeast Asia

US-based venture capital firm 500 Startups has rebranded its Southeast Asia fund 500 Durians to 500 Southeast Asia. 500 Southeast Asia will continue its primary focus on…

Pandemic has served as a catalyst for accelerating ESG innovation in Southeast Asia, says Ee Ling Lim of 500 Startups [Q&A]

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria have a growing role in businesses in Southeast Asia. According to the Oxford Business Group, ESG standards are increasingly…

‘Robinhood of Vietnam’ Infina raises $2M in oversubscribed Seed round

Infina, an investment decision app that seeks to become the "Robinhood of Vietnam," announced that it has raised $2 million in an oversubscribed Seed funding round backed by…

Carsome

Malaysian digital used car trading platform Carsome eyes NYSE listing after raising Series D

In an interview with NYSE FloorTalk, Carsome Co-Founder and CEO Eric Cheng and Group CFO Juliet Zha, have expressed the company’s intentions of expanding its services in the…

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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 done, Curlec today disclosed that it has attracted funding from Silicon Valley’s prolific 500 Startups.…