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    Alibaba funds lending startup WeLab to help it break out of China

Alibaba funds lending startup WeLab to help it break out of China

Photo credit: Freddie Collins / Unsplash. Lending startup WeLab is flush with cash today after announcing US$220 million in its latest funding round. It operates WeLend in Hong Kong and

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    Travel activities startup Klook nets $60m

Travel activities startup Klook nets $60m

Photo credit: Sven Scheuermeier / Unsplash. US$179 billion. That’s how much the online travel booking industry was worth last year. That’s set to expand to US$288 billion by 2021. Amid

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    Free stock trading app looks to take Asia by storm

Free stock trading app looks to take Asia by storm

Photo credit: konstantin32 / 123RF. “For us, it’s a very important move. It’s the first time anyone in Asia has done it,” says Mikaal Abdulla. “But the logic is very

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Alibaba goes in on $40m boost for DNA-testing startup Prenetics

  Alibaba goes in on $40m boost for DNA-testing startup Prenetics

Photo credit: luchschen / 123RF. Alibaba, China’s US$460 billion online shopping giant, has invested in one of Asia’s top genetic

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Last-mile logistics startup Lalamove bags $100m series C, rolls into 100 Asian cities

  Last-mile logistics startup Lalamove bags $100m series C, rolls into 100 Asian cities

Man with a van: Lalamove has expanded from Hong Kong to several Southeast Asian cities. Manila is the latest launch.

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‘Keurig for yogurt’ startup hits Kickstarter

  ‘Keurig for yogurt’ startup hits Kickstarter

Photo credit: Yomee. An experienced gadget-making entrepreneur is hitting Kickstarter today with his Keurig-style gizmo for easy homemade yogurt. Ashok

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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

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Hong Kong X Technology Fund backs 7 startups

  Hong Kong X Technology Fund backs 7 startups

The Hong Kong X Technology Fund today announced its first round of investments into seven Hong Kong-based tech companies as

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SparkLabs continues global growth with Taipei launch and Hong Kong on the horizon

  SparkLabs continues global growth with Taipei launch and Hong Kong on the horizon

Photo credit: David Hsieh. Accelerator network SparkLabs Global Ventures is launching its Taipei program today, with Hong Kong next on

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