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No more at-home massages for you as Gojek adapts to new normal

Southeast Asia's Gojek said in an internal memo today that it’s firing 430 people—about 9% of its total workforce—as it shutters two of its app-based services, according to…

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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,…

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The fast-changing face of fintech

Digital disruption is surging ahead and bringing in new business models, technology, and players into the market, charging a renewed focus on consumer experience. Leveraging key…

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Singapore invites startups to apply to $205m Covid crisis fund

The $205 million Covid–19 crisis fund for startups announced in Singapore’s May budget went into action over the weekend. It’s designed to bridge the financing gap they…

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…

Battle mode for digital entertainment and education players

It is of no doubt that Covid-19 has changed our lifestyles on a global scale as many of us find ways to adapt to the new norm. From a business standpoint, companies need to…

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…