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Wahyoo gets funding to supply Indonesia’s eateries

Part of a rising tide of restaurant and retail tech startups, Indonesia’s Wahyoo today revealed it has secured $5 million in series A funding, TechCrunch reports. Focused on small…

Life’s A Pitch: 6 more startups sweet-talk VCs

Six startups recently grabbed the chance to pitch online to big-name Southeast Asia-loving VCs at our latest Life’s A Pitch session. They were: Kravve (Malaysia) - Helps…

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Line’s food delivery app in Thailand takes a big swing at Grab, Gojek

There are big changes today at Line Man, the meal and groceries delivery app that Japanese social media giant Line launched in Thailand way back in 2016. Line Man, which has grown…

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Fighting for survival, Southeast Asia’s Traveloka gets a funding lifeline

Traveloka, battered by the pandemic, has secured a much-needed investment worth $250 million, it said today. The eight-year-old pan-Southeast Asian travel-booking startup isn’t…

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Robo-advisor app StashAway gets funding for expansion

Robo-advisor app StashAway, which is open to accredited investors and ordinary punters like you and me in Malaysia and Singapore, has attracted $16 million in series C funding, it…

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Life’s A Pitch: Smart buildings system & 5 more startups join our online pitchfest

Six more startups pitched online to big-name Southeast Asia-loving VCs at the most recent running of our Life’s A Pitch sessions. They were: InsureVite (Singapore) - A messaging…

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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……

With over $1.3b, Sequoia has two new funds for region

Sequoia has just unlocked two new funds aimed at startups in Southeast Asia and India, the Silicon Valley VC firm announced yesterday. They are: $525 million venture fund for…

Payfazz gets $53m funding for network of mobile money agents

Continuing a streak of notably large investments for Indonesian startups, fintech firm Payfazz has pocketed $53 million in series B funding, Deal Street Asia reports this……

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Ex-Grab employees get series A funding for 4-month-old AI startup

A trio of former Grab employees who were instrumental in the ride-hail giant developing Grab Maps is now building up a new startup with unusual speed. Just four months after…