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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...

Singapore-based smart energy management startup, Sensorflow, raises Series A funding of US$2.7M

SensorFlow, a Singapore-based, smart energy management startup, has announced that it has secured US$2.7 million Series A funding led by private...

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Malaysian fintech startup raised pre-series A investment

MoneyMatch announced that it had raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding led by Cradle Seed Ventures.

Disney+ streaming service launches on 12 November for US$6.99 per month

Disney confirmed on Thursday that its streaming service, Disney+, will launch on 12 November for US$6.99 a month or US$69.99 per...