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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…

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💸 Here’s a handy list of Southeast Asia’s newest VC funds

Where’s the new cash for startup founders? This list, updated regularly, has the answers, with a compendium of recent VC funds accessible here in Southeast Asia. (First published…

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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Food, retail startups on course for record-breaking year

Southeast Asia’s food and retail tech startups have collectively raised $350 million from investors so far this year, putting them on course to break 2019’s tally of $423……

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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…

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Vietnam’s online spending to triple to $35b by 2025

Vietnam’s government has some bold new predictions for its already fast-growing ecommerce sector, reports Reuters. The nation predicts that, by 2025: Online spending to hit $35…

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…

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…

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Southeast Asia: You’re now spending 60% more time streaming

It’s not exactly a surprise, but it’s still fascinating to hear how much more we're streaming video as people are stuck at home during the pandemic lockdowns. People across…

streaming, movie, TV, entertainment

Despite streaming boom, iFlix cuts jobs

In a sign the Covid–19 pandemic will be brutal even for industries that might appear to benefit from the unusual circumstances, Southeast Asia streaming service iFlix has…