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In brief: Airbnb rolls out ‘Adventures’ for tourists seeking more thrills

Airbnb has debuted a new extension of its growing business in providing travel experiences in addition to temporary...

In brief: Yellow Messenger bags US$4M Series A funding from Lightspeed

Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence startup, Yellow Messenger, bags Series A funding of US$4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners and other prominent angel investors...

In brief: Stride bags US$2.5M from JetBlue, NFX for its guided trips marketplace

Stride describes itself as a marketplace for experiential multi-day and multi-destination packaged trips planned by experts.The service, which was co-founded by former...

In brief: Wavemaker Partners confirms making first close at US$60M for third SEA fund

Wavemaker Partners has confirmed that it has secured a US$60-million first close for its US$100-million third Southeast Asian fund, from a pool...

India’s CityFurnish raises US$5M Series A

Cityfurnish, an India-based online rental marketplace for furniture and consumer appliances, has bagged US$5 million in a Series A round from...

Singapore’s healthtech startup, Plano, bags undisclosed sum from billionaire, Peter Lim

Singapore-based healthtech startup, Plano, has raised an undisclosed amount in a series A funding round from several investors, including a seven-figure...

Bytedance invests more than US$182M in Chinese sports platform, Hupu

Leading Chinese sports commentary and news platform, Hupu, has raised US$182 million from Bytedance, the Chinese operator of several machine learning-enabled...

Singapore’s office marketplace, GorillaSpace, secures seed funding

Singapore-based online office marketplace, GorillaSpace, has bagged undisclosed seed funding in a round led by Japanese real estate developer, Mitsubishi Estate...

ComfortDelGro invests US$100M in three transport-related tech startups

ComfortDelGro, through its six-month-old US$100 million corporate venture capital fund, ComfortDelGro Ventures, made three strategic investments in transport-related technology startups. These...

Circles.Life plans to go global with fresh funds from EDBI and Facebook’s early investor

Singapore-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Circles.Life has secured a funding round led by EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic...

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In brief: China’s Ctrip teams up with 10 ride-hailers worldwide to offer mobility service in 785 cities

China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip, announced on Friday that it has integrated 10 ride-hailing services across the world into its own...

Indonesia’s IDN Media acquires multi-platform e-Sports company

IDN Media, an Indonesian media company that targets at millennials and Generation Z, has acquired GGWP.ID for an undisclosed amount.

In brief: Microsoft says Teams now has 13M daily active users

Teams, Microsoft’s two-year-old Slack competitor, is the company’s fastest-growing application in its history.Microsoft today also announced actual user numbers for the service...

In brief: Facebook now shows you who uploaded and shared your information for other advertisers to target you

Facebook is updating the kinds of information users can see about why they're viewing a certain ad.The changes to Facebook's "Why am...

In brief: More than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant have been leaked

Google admitted on Thursday that more than 1,000 sound recordings of customer conversations with the Google Assistant were leaked by some of...

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