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    Malaysian VC association joins forces with regional counterparts

Malaysian VC association joins forces with regional counterparts

Photo credit: Prachatai. The Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA) is now part of the ASEAN Venture Council (AVC) after officially signing up to the regional network at

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    Q&A app Infonesia scored 500 Startups deal before even launching a product

Q&A app Infonesia scored 500 Startups deal before even launching a product

Indonesian Q&A platform Infonesia raised seed funding from 500 Startups. The startup broke the news on its Instagram account today. What’s unique about this investment: Infonesia hadn’t even launched a

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    Go-Jek spins out medicine delivery to separate app, continues unbundling

Go-Jek spins out medicine delivery to separate app, continues unbundling

A man waiting for an eye operation. Photo credit Seika. Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first unicorn startup, continues unbundling some of its array of on-demand services into separate apps. After spinning out

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

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

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

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After seed round, Ahlijasa thinks it can get laundry-on-demand just right

  After seed round, Ahlijasa thinks it can get laundry-on-demand just right

Ahlijasa won the regional final of Startup Worldcup yesterday. Indonesian laundry-on-demand startup Ahlijasa today confirmed closing a seed round of

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BBM parent Emtek boosts payments tech with 2 acquisitions

  BBM parent Emtek boosts payments tech with 2 acquisitions

Photo credit: Tech in Asia Indonesia Indonesian media conglomerate Emtek, which develops the popular Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app in the

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EV Hive expands in Indonesia amid co-working boom

  EV Hive expands in Indonesia amid co-working boom

EV Hive’space in Tangerang near Jakarta. EV Hive, a network of co-working spaces in Indonesia, is expanding. By the end

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Small business lender Taralite scores $6.3m from Japanese investor

  Small business lender Taralite scores $6.3m from Japanese investor

Photo credit: missbossy. Taralite, an Indonesian startup that lets individuals and institutions lend money to small businesses, raised US$6.3 million

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Jakarta governor’s jail sentence doesn’t affect Smart City program, says team

  Jakarta governor’s jail sentence doesn’t affect Smart City program, says team

Jakarta is a sprawling city of almost 10 million inhabitants, famous for its frequent traffic gridlocks. Photo credit: Stefan Magdalinski.

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