Softbank buys into Chinese online insurer ahead of $11b IPO

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Masayoshi Son at SoftBank World 2016. Photo credit: SoftBank. Online insurer ZhongAn, one of China’s leading fintech services, today got a big vote of confidence

An encounter with WeWork co-founder reveals a tussle between money and mission

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WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Co-working giant WeWork has been busy lately. How to stay in tune with its ethos even

Singapore will work with universities to get more research to market

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Singapore Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat opens Switch 2017. Photo credit: Switch. The Singapore government is determined to cultivate more entrepreneurial minds through its

You can score a $1m seed round even in Sri Lanka. These founders show how.

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ODoc founders Heshan Fernando, Sohan Dharmaraja, Dr. Janaka Wickremesinghe, and Inshard Naizer. Photo credit: oDoc. The island nation south of India with its gorgeous beaches,

Japanese VC firm Global Brain to start investing in ICOs

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Image credit Tiger Pixel. Global Brain, one of Japan’s largest venture capital firms, is doubling down on the blockchain industry with a new entity that will

Remember that sex doll sharing startup? It just got shut down

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Photo credit: Leiphone. Just days after a Chinese startup launched a “girlfriend sharing” service involving sex dolls, the app has been shut down by authorities.

PropertyGuru is taking 99.co to court over copyright infringement and more

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Image credit: Wikimedia. PropertyGuru, Singapore’s largest property classifieds portal in terms of traffic, is suing rival startup 99.co over reproducing content from its website, according to

Salesforce integrated Slack. Now Freshworks has an answer: Freshchat.

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Photo credit: Pixabay. Cloud-based business software provider Freshworks, whose best known products are Freshdesk and Freshsales, today launched a new product: Freshchat. It aims to

There’s Confusion Over US Intentions to Leave The Paris Climate Agreement

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President Donald Trump’s administration has sent mixed signals regarding a new report that the US may stay in the Paris climate accord. The Wall Street

If You Feel Everyone Around You Has More Friends, You’re Probably Wrong

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Only recently did I work up the nerve to go to a diner or coffee shop alone. Even now, when I do, I’ll sit there