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🪓☠️ Covid-19: Southeast Asia tech layoffs and shutdowns

Here’s a list, regularly updated, of tech startup layoffs and shutdowns amid the Covid–19 pandemic. It’s not an exhaustive list, and it doesn’t reflect other troubling trends such…

SuperSeed II Championship heats up as only 16 teams remain

In partnership with Sixteen Malaysian startups were chosen on Tuesday to go through to the next phase of the SuperSeed II Championship, a competition held for local early-stage…

Shopee is now an $8 billion juggernaut

Southeast Asian internet giant Sea—the company behind Shopee and Garena—has a lot of record highs in its latest financial report, which covers April to June and was released…

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So Singapore is in recession. Here’s why startups shouldn’t despair

Singapore’s virus-hit economic slump is even worse than many feared, with new figures this morning confirming an historically massive 12.6% drop in gross domestic product (GDP).…

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AHB 2020 open for sign-ups with prizes and goodies for Asia startups

TechNode is back with our upgraded annual competition, AHB. That’s short for Asia Hot-tech Battle (formerly Asia Hardware Battle). This year we’ve merged AHB with Life’s A Pitch,…

Life’s A Pitch: 6 more startups woo VCs

The fourth running of our Life’s A Pitch sessions, where early-stage startup founders from across Southeast Asia pitch online to a bunch of prominent VCs, yielded six teams. They…

Shopee’s explosive growth pushes Sea to near $1b revenue

Southeast Asia’s popular Shopee app is seeing explosive growth right now as the pandemic lockdowns push people to shop more online. In April, Shopee’s number of orders were up…

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Life’s A Pitch: 12 startups angle for funds

Aiming to make our tech landscape a bit less hellscape-y, we recently held more of our Life’s A Pitch sessions, where early-stage startup founders from across Southeast Asia…

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

Southeast Asia venture capital firm Gobi Partners is trying something new and somewhat unusual to ensure it can still discover fresh startups across Malaysia to invest in during…

How to scale your startup during this crisis

Amid the Covid–19 outbreak, startups are especially vulnerable as they don’t have the disposable funds to compensate for severe losses. While many early-stage ventures…