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Ecommerce site Blibli acquires online travel agent Tiket

June 16, 2017 0

Blibli announced the acquisition of Tiket at a joint event in Jakarta today. Photo credit: Blibli. Indonesian online travel agent Tiket has been acquired by

Mobike gets $600m as global expansion shifts into top gear

June 16, 2017 0

Photo credit: Mobike. Bike-sharing app Mobike has raised yet another huge round of funding, the Chinese startup revealed this morning. This time it’s pocketing US$600

Brief: Slack aims to raise $500m as big tech firms mull over buyout

June 16, 2017 0

Photo credit: Giorgio Minguzzi. The news: Slack is aiming to raise US$500 million in an ongoing funding round. If the company hits its target, it

This Singaporean startup goes beyond bikes, lets people share electric scooters

June 16, 2017 0

Neuron’s electric scooter and its smart charging dock. Photo credit: Neuron Mobility. Singapore hasn’t been spared from the onslaught of bike-sharing startups, as the colorful

Rape victim sues Uber again, this time for accessing her private medical records

June 16, 2017 0

Photo credit: Pexels. An Indian woman living in the US, whose Uber driver was convicted for raping her during a ride in Delhi in December

Malaysian fintech startup shoots through equity crowdfunding goal in 24 hours

June 16, 2017 0

MyCash co-founders Mehedi Hasan Sumon (L) and Nurol Haq Shamrat. Photo credit: PitchIn. MyCash Online, a Malaysian fintech startup, says it’s reached the target of

PrivyID raises pre-series A for electronic signatures

June 15, 2017 0

Marshall Pribadi, founder and CEO of PrivyID. Photo credit: PrivyID. PrivyID, Indonesia’s answer to San Francisco-based DocuSign, secured an undisclosed sum in a Pre-Series A

Australian startup future-proofing your skills raises $1.7m to expand to Singapore

June 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: kasto / 123RF. Sydney-based education startup Academy Xi announced today it raised US$1.7 million in a series A round. The round is led

500 Startups’ Japan fund closes at $35m with government backing

June 15, 2017 0

500 Startups’ Japan team. Photo credit: 500 Startups. 500 Startups’ Japan-focused fund has closed fundraising after exceeding its US$30 million target, with an investment from

AI solutions firm is setting up Singapore HQ after mammoth $102m series A

June 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: jirsak / 123RF. A Montreal-based company that develops artificial intelligence (AI) solutions is setting up an office in Singapore following a US$102 million