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Indonesia’s Mobilkamu, an online dealer platform for new cars, raises Series A funding round

Mobilkamu, Indonesian online automotive dealer platform, has secured an undisclosed amount in a Series A round led by East Ventures and...

Philippines-based insurtech startup, Saphron, raises US$1M in seed funding

Saphron has secured US$1 million seed fund coming from fintech-focused venture capital firm Sage and venture lab Talino Labs, a venture...

Line invests US$20M to produce first Thai unicorn

With the ScaleUp program, Line Thailand and Line Ventures target to have the first Thai unicorn within the next three to...

Airbnb acquires last-minute hotel booking service HotelTonight

Airbnb’s more than US$400 million acquisition of HotelTonight will enable Airbnb for the development of an end-to-end travel platform that allows...

India-based Affle acquires Singapore’s O2O platform Shoffr

Singapore's online to offline (O2O) platform, Shoffr, has been acquired by Microsoft-backed consumer intelligence group, Affle. The acquisition includes the business,...

GOJEK partners with Esso and DBS for driver perks

GOJEK drivers will be able to enjoy discounts of at least 20 percent when refueling their cars at any of Esso’s...

Forty percent of European ‘AI startups’ don’t use AI, claims study

Artificial intelligence or AI is one of the most misused terms in tech today, and new research shows how hyped this...

Ride-hailing startup, Grab, secures US$1.5B from Softbank Vision Fund

Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab announced a US$1.46 billion investment by the Softbank Vision Fund (SVF), bringing in the total financing...

In brief: Alphabet invests in a start-up which uses beams of light on chips for faster AI

Lightmatter just secures its first backing from a corporate investor: GV, a venture arm of Google parent company Alphabet. This shows...

Thai biotech startup secures funding from 500 Startups

JuiceInnov8, a Bangkok-based startup in the food biotechnology industry, has closed a US$500,000 pre-series A funding led by 500 Startups’ Durians...

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In brief: Artist illustrates how superheroes will look when they retire

Eddie Liu, an artist, based in Shanghai, has created a short yet beautiful series that imagines how a few of our...

Singapore’s BandLab Technologies to acquire British music publications NME and Uncut

Singapore's music tech company, BandLab Technologies, has announced its acquisition of NME and Uncut from London-based TI Media. This is a...

Google I/O features Singapore startup, BandLab

Amidst the excitement arising from the announcement at Google I/O conference last week, Singapore startup, BandLab, was featured in two of...

Philippine conglomerate JG Summit to invest US$50M in Southeast Asian startups

In its bid to grow the startup ecosystem in the region, JG Summit Holdings Inc, one of the largest listed conglomerates...

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Writing good content is one thing, but it’s another to get that content read and ranked on search. As a content...