Brief: Sharp commits $1b to SoftBank’s $90b-plus fund in IoT push

May 19, 2017 0

Sharp’s corporate headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Photo credit: Otsu4. The news: Sharp has committed US$1 billion over a five-year period to SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the

Brief: Tencent reports best quarter ever, thanks to mobile games

May 18, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. The news: Tencent has posted record quarterly sales and profit figures for the three months ending March this year. The

Singapore’s longest established bank tells us three trends fintech startups cannot ignore.

May 17, 2017 0

Image credit: Andre Gunawan, Tech in Asia. If you’re a fintech startup, your dream might be to get picked up by a bank. But the

Singaporean fintech startup 4xLabs secures $1.5m for global expansion

May 17, 2017 0

Photo credit: 4xLabs. Singapore-based 4xLabs closed a pre-series A round worth US$1.5 million, it announced today. Dymon Asia Ventures participated in the financing, following up

Korean startups will help Southeast Asians locate their bikes and improve payments

May 17, 2017 0

The K-wave will hit Southeast Asia’s IT industry through motorbikes. Image credit: SK Telecom. Cross a road in Vietnam and a motorcycle will miss you

Why the Korean IT industry is one of the best in the world

May 17, 2017 0

Image credit: Pixabay. South Korea has the potential to give Silicon Valley and China a run for its money. The country has ranked as the

China’s answer to WeWork launches in Singapore

May 16, 2017 0

One of China’s largest shared workspace operators is set to launch in Singapore. Photo credit: Jodimichelle. URWork, one of China’s most prominent co-working space operators,

These 7 startups will help shape tomorrow’s transportation landscape

May 15, 2017 0

Illustration by Tech in Asia’s Kathrinna Rakhmavika The global population is estimated to hit 8.5 billion by 2030, and most people will choose to live

13 startups in Asia that caught our eye

May 8, 2017 0

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email

The rising sports tech industry in Asia is attracting international interest

May 5, 2017 0

Image credit: Guttenfelder / AP. In March, we reported that Southeast Asia is starting to moving away from ecommerce to other verticals like fintech. There’s

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