Tag "Investments"

Favstay gets funding to battle Airbnb in Thailand’s tourism boom

April 13, 2017 0

Koh Toa, Thailand. Photo credit: basketman23 / 123RF. Thailand saw a record high number of foreign visitors – 32.6 million – in 2016, which is

Brief: Muslim fashion marketplace raises funds from 500 Startups, others, at $10m valuation

April 13, 2017 0

Ben Soebiakto, one of Muslimarket’s co-founders, is also co-founder of Kapanlagi. Muslimarket closed a series A round of funding at a valuation of around US$10

This Filipino startup raised a $2.5m seed round to help small businesses grow

April 13, 2017 0

A street vendor in the Philippines. Photo credit: PROBrian Evans. First Circle, a fintech startup based in the Philippines, raised US$1.3 million in venture capital

5 rising startups in India – April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 0

Photo credit: Pixabay. Two SaaS (software-as-a-service) startups make the cut in this roundup of rising startups in India. Others include a lingerie retailer, a hackathon

Seedstars World winner Acudeen fixes cash flow problems of small business owners

April 11, 2017 0

Acudeen founder Magellan Fetalino III (right). Photo credit: Seedstars World. Cash flow is crucial for small businesses’ survival, but they often have to wait 90

This startup just raised $1.2m to improve its automated sales assistant

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: jirsak / 123RF. Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup specializing in automated sales assistants, has raised a seed round worth US$1.2 million, it announced today.

Virtual gaming items marketplace Itemku raises $1.2m but legal issues persist

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: Wikimedia. Five Jack, the South Korea-based company that operates a marketplace for virtual goods in Indonesia, today announced it raised US$1.2 million in

It’s official. Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay, Microsoft

April 10, 2017 0

Binny Bansal (left) and Sachin Bansal are the two co-founders of India’s top homegrown ecommerce company Flipkart. Photo credit: Flipkart. After months of speculation about

With fresh funding, Inc. doubles down on Southeast Asia

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: Pixabay. Inc. Southeast Asia, a version of the almost 40-year-old business publication Inc., launched in early 2016 to cover the regional entrepreneurial beat.

4 rising startups in India – April 9, 2017

April 9, 2017 0

Photo credit: lucato / 123RF. Real estate and food startups have seen a lot of turmoil lately. But they continue to attract funding, although investors