Cambodia

Matthew Tippetts

Cambodia payments startup CEO admits ‘challenges and setbacks’ after delaying launch

Launching a new tech business is tough, but Cambodia’s Clik has made it look tougher than most. While the company was founded in 2016, it still hasn’t actually launched its…

Ant Financial, Ant Group, Jack Ma, Alibaba

Jack Ma’s fintech giant Ant: a brief history of its Southeast Asia empire building

Now we know that Ant Financial—or Ant Group, as we apparently must call it from now on—is ready for dual IPOs pretty soon, it’s a good time to remember that the Alibaba spinoff…

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 attracting investments, it was a rough few months on the VC side. Southeast Asia-focused VC funds put $1.3…

Meet the Harvard grad who left ‘big pharma’ for his own startup

Farouk Meralli has what is surely one of the oddest starting up anecdotes in the tech industry. “It’s a funny story,” he chuckles. Basically, it went like this. The…

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 capital in the first three months of the year (Q1), way up from $991 million in the same period in…