Malaysia’s Jaya Grocer partners Paywatch to enable real-time access to salaries for its employees

Jaya Grocer, a Malaysia-based mass-premium supermarket chain, has partnered with earned wage access (EWA) provider Paywatch, to enable real-time access to salaries for Jaya Grocer employees.

Paywatch partners KB Bukopin to empower Indonesian workers with bank-backed EWA service

Paywatch, a Singapore-based earned wage access (EWA), has partnered with Bank KB Bukopin, to launch the first bank-backed EWA service in Indonesia, aimed at promoting greater financial inclusion and improving the financial well-being of employees.

Gobi Partners onboards Malaysian startups Durioo+, Lapasar, Paywatch and pitchIN to the Gobi Superseed II Fund

Gobi Partners, the Pan-Asian venture capital (VC) firm with $1.5 billion in assets under management, has onboarded four more promising Malaysian startups to its Gobi Superseed II Fund (Gobi SSIIFund). The four firms being onboarded are Islamic-themed streaming service Durioo+, e-commerce marketplace Lapasar, earned wage access provider Paywatch and online…

Malaysian EWA startup Paywatch raises $9M funding led by Third Prime

Malaysian earned wage access (EWA) service provider Paywatch has raised $9 million in a Pre-Series A funding round led by returning investor Third Prime. The round also saw participation from Hana Ventures (the venture arm of Hana Financial Group in Korea), Parkwood Corp. and notably, the endowments of Vanderbilt University and University of Illinois…

Fintech startup Paywatch raises $5.23M in seed funding round led by Third Prime and others

Paywatch has raised MYR21.9 million ($5.23 million) in a seed funding round led by US venture capital firm Third Prime and prominent family offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. SparkLabs, Won & Partners and CTK Investments also participated in this round. Operating in South Korea, Malaysia and Hong Kong, the company plans to use the fresh funds to…