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Tech in Asia :Ex-Grab, Googlers’ gamefi firm looks to bring play-to-earn to the masses

TechinAsia.com – Southeast Asia’s GameFi sector lit up the stage last year, with titles like Axie Infinity and blockchain gaming guilds like Yield Guild Games raising massive rounds. Toward the end of 2021, four experienced tech veterans from Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, and Grab were cooking up their own GameFi platform.Continue reading “Tech in Asia :Ex-Grab, Googlers’ gamefi firm looks to bring play-to-earn to the masses”

Tech Crunch : Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities

TechCrunch,com – Meal deliveries in Vietnamese cities typically take less than half an hour, but grocery deliveries are lagging behind, sometimes taking up to two to three hours, says Rino founder Trung Thanh Nguyen. By creating a vertically-integrated logistics infrastructure centered around “dark stores,” or storesContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities”

Tech in Asia : Startup Brand Aggregator Tjufoo Siapkan Rp1,8 Triliun, Cari UMKM untuk Diakusisi

TehinAsia.com – Startup brand aggregator, Tjufoo, memulai operasinya untuk melakukan akuisisi dan meningkatkan skala bisnis brand UMKM yang potensial di Indonesia. Tjufoo berkomitmen menyiapkan dana sebesar Rp1,8 triliun untuk mengakuisisi brand lokal potensial, tujuannya agar mendorong pertumbuhan UMKM tersebut. Co-founder dan CEO Tjufoo, TJ Tham, menilai permodalan masih menjadiContinue reading “Tech in Asia : Startup Brand Aggregator Tjufoo Siapkan Rp1,8 Triliun, Cari UMKM untuk Diakusisi”

Tech Crunch : Focused on smaller cities, Vietnamese social commerce startup Mio raises $8M Series A

TechCrunch.com — Mio, the Vietnamese social commerce platform, has raised an $8 million Series A, less than a year after announcing its seed round. The funding was led by Jungle Ventures, Patamar Capital and Oliver Jung, with participation from returning investors GGV, Venturra, HustleContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Focused on smaller cities, Vietnamese social commerce startup Mio raises $8M Series A”

Tech In Asia : Golden Gate Ventures co-leads $4m round of Indonesian healthtech firm

TechInAsia.com — Klinik Pintar, an Indonesia-based healthtech startup, raised over US$4.1 million in a series A round led by Golden Gate Ventures and PT Bundamedik, with participation from Skystar Ventures and Sequis Life. Founded by serial entrepreneur Harya Bimo in 2018, Klinik Pintar helps its users bookContinue reading “Tech In Asia : Golden Gate Ventures co-leads $4m round of Indonesian healthtech firm”

Tech Crunch : Open banking startup Finverse wants to build the Asia-Pacific region’s Plaid

TechCrunch.com — Based in Hong Kong, Finverse’s ambitious goal is to enable open banking throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The startup recently came out of stealth mode with $1.8 million in seed funding, and is now live in four markets (Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore andContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Open banking startup Finverse wants to build the Asia-Pacific region’s Plaid”

Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom

DealStreetAsia.com — Even as a slew of healthtech startups in Vietnam has amassed capital from investors to expand their operations, it will take a while for them to carve out the right recipe for success as consumers are still biased towards traditional healthcare. “HealthtechContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom”

CompassList : Southeast Asian startups to keep riding digitalization, IPO boom, investors say

CompassList.com — E-commerce and related verticals like payments and logistics will continue to net the bulk of funding in Southeast Asia for at least the next two years, VCs say, as more local consumers go online and businesses digitalize. Sectors that boomed during theContinue reading “CompassList : Southeast Asian startups to keep riding digitalization, IPO boom, investors say”

VIR : Promise More Than Evident in Vietnam’s Edtech Fortunes

Over the past years, Vietnam’s edtech industry has experienced significant growth. Catalyzed by the pandemic, the blue ocean quickly filled by new players that understood the value of education and good online education quality. One of the players namely Marathon Education, aims to fill the gap by providing live online classes for better engagement and also ensuring that students understood and are able to study well.

Bloomberg : Naspers-Backed Crypto Luno Acquired by Digital Currency Group

Bloomberg.com — Naspers Ltd.-backed cryptocurrency exchange Luno has been acquired by New York-based digital asset investment firm Digital Currency Group, according to a company release seen by Bloomberg. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DCG has backed more than 160 blockchain companies and is theContinue reading “Bloomberg : Naspers-Backed Crypto Luno Acquired by Digital Currency Group”

BeritaSatu : Bundamedik Collaborates with Klinik Pintar to Develop Quality Health Services

BeritaSatu.com — PT Bundamedik Tbk (BMHS) together with Klinik Pintar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of a partnership in an effort to develop the quality of health services at Klinik Pintar partners. This collaboration is in realizing various clinical development programs with clinical partnersContinue reading “BeritaSatu : Bundamedik Collaborates with Klinik Pintar to Develop Quality Health Services”

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