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    Southeast Asia’s ‘funding barbell’ spurs new Gobi Partners fund

Southeast Asia’s ‘funding barbell’ spurs new Gobi Partners fund

Photo credit: spotpoint74 / 123RF Stock Photo. Pan-Asia venture capital firm Gobi Partners announced the first tranche of its latest Southeast Asia-focused fund last week. The Meranti ASEAN Growth Fund

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    Alibaba leads $1.1b investment in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

Alibaba leads $1.1b investment in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

Tokopedia’s William Tanuwijaya speaking on stage at TIA Jakarta 2016. Jack Ma’s Alibaba has led a US$1.1 billion investment in Indonesia’s Tokopedia, further accelerating the Chinese giant’s expansion into Southeast

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    Hong Kong X Technology Fund backs 6 startups

Hong Kong X Technology Fund backs 6 startups

The Hong Kong X Technology Fund today announced its first round of investments into six Hong Kong-based tech companies as part of its accelerator program. Several of the chosen startups

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Singapore’s Obike raises $45m series B round, one of the largest in SEA history

  Singapore’s Obike raises $45m series B round, one of the largest in SEA history

Obikes in Singapore. Photo credit: Obike. Obike, a bike-sharing startup born in Singapore, secured a massive US$45 million in its

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Indonesian fashion startup Sale Stock raises $27m; bounces back after layoffs

  Indonesian fashion startup Sale Stock raises $27m; bounces back after layoffs

Sale Stock, an Indonesian ecommerce startup that sells its own women’s fashion label, has raised a US$27 million “series B+”

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A startup is trying to fix customer loyalty in Indonesia, where many have failed

  A startup is trying to fix customer loyalty in Indonesia, where many have failed

(L-R) Member.id co-founders Marianne Rumantir (CEO) and Robert Tedja (head of business development). Loyal customers who return for repeat purchases are

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Brief: Singaporean money transfer startup gets $4.5m funding and enters new markets

  Brief: Singaporean money transfer startup gets $4.5m funding and enters new markets

Photo credit: sculder1909 / 123RF Stock Photo. Singaporean fintech startup SingX launched in January this year, offering cross-border fund transfers from

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Brief: Point-of-sale system for restaurants eats up 6-figure round

  Brief: Point-of-sale system for restaurants eats up 6-figure round

Reza Razali, CEO and co-founder of Slurp. Photo credit: Slurp. Slurp is a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system for food and beverage

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5 rising startups in Japan

  5 rising startups in Japan

Five startups were funded in Japan last week. Read on to see what they do and what they got. Minarai

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