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Vietnam’s FastGo prepares to launch its ride-hailing service in Singapore

FastGo, a Vietnamese ride-hailing app, plans to launch in Singapore next month as it looks to expand in Southeast Asia. Drivers can...

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 Genesia...

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 lab...

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 five...

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 its...

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, brand...

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 61...

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 technological...

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 secured...

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 that...

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Fat Heroes, an illustration of overweight comic superheroes

The fat heroes series were created in 2013 by, the Mexican-based graphic illustrator and designer, Carlos Dattoli. The Mexican artist brings a new step in geek culture...

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