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Tiger Global backs SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow in $8M funding

SleekFlow, which helps businesses build customer flow automation from messaging and live video to transactions, has closed $8 million Series A...

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Tech companies are still going public in Asia, but not enough to halt the global IPO slowdown

Asia-based companies accounted for nine out of the top 10 IPOs in the first quarter of 2022, which raises the question: Is Asia a haven for public...

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Singapore-based healthcare startup Ordinary Folk gets $5M to fight stigma

Ordinary Folk, a Singapore-based telehealth startup dedicated to men and women’s health issues, has raised $5 million in pre-seed funding from...

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Peeba raises $4.2M to digitize Asia’s B2B wholesale market  

A startup called Peeba has built a B2B wholesale online platform that connects independent retailers across Asia with unique brands around the...

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Hong Kong accelerator Brinc raises $30M Series B

I’ve visited Brinc’s headquarters the last few times I’ve been to Hong Kong, and been impressed with the range of different startups the...

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Ex-Microsoft exec Harry Shum leads ‘digital economy’ research center in Shenzhen

The International Digital Economy Academy (IDEA) quietly opened last year, perched among ultramodern office buildings on Shenzhen’s side of the...

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Deskimo, the on-demand desk booking app, raises $3M and expands to Jakarta

Singapore-based Deskimo, the on-demand app that lets people find co-working spaces and pay by the minute, announced today it has raised a $3 million...

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Sleek secures $14M Series A to enhance its corporate service platform

Entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often struggle to deal with several siloed functions, such as company secretary, bookkeeping,...

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Sandbox VR expands to new locations globally with $37M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz

After a challenging year for location-based virtual reality startups due to COVID-19, Sandbox VR, a location-based VR startup, is making a comeback...

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Taiwan-based FunNow, an instant booking app, raises $15M Series B

FunNow is a booking app for spontaneous people. For example, you can reserve a manicure or restaurant seat and head right over. As people start to...

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

Based in Hong Kong, Finverse’s ambitious goal is to enable open banking throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The startup recently came out of...

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Hong Kong-based fintech XanPool raises $27M for its decentralized payment network

XanPool, a payment infrastructure provider that facilitates faster crypto and fiat settlements, announced today it has raised a $27 million Series A...

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FoundersHK, created to strengthen Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, holds its first demo day

FoundersHK was created to strengthen Hong Kong’s startup community, which has weathered more than two years of political turmoil, along with the...

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Crypto asset management platform Cobo bags $40M Series B

Cobo, a Singapore-based crypto asset management platform, raised a $40 million Series B to accelerate the development of decentralized finance as a...

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NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

There is a physical activity deficit in our world. Three-fourths of adults say staying in shape is very important for health benefits. Yet, one in...

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RISE will return to Hong Kong in 2022

RISE, one of Asia’s largest tech conferences, is returning to Hong Kong in March 2022 as an in-person event, and will be held there for at least...

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E-commerce tracking platform AfterShip raises $66M led by Tiger Global

AfterShip launched in 2012 to help online sellers track packages across different carriers, but since then it has built a suite of data analytics...

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Hong Kong-based viAct raises $2M for its automated construction monitoring platform

Hong Kong-based viAct helps construction sites perform around-the-clock monitoring with an AI-based cloud platform that combines computer vision,...

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Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz

One of the few industries that have benefited from the COVID-19 crisis is online finance. Around the world, the pandemic has forced consumers to...

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Hong Kong startup ICW eyes supply chain diversification demand amid trade war

For American importers, finding suppliers these days can be challenging not only due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The U.S. government’s...

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Lynk, a “knowledge-as-a-service” platform with more than 840,000 experts, raises $24 million

Lynk, a “knowledge-as-a-service” platform that connects clients with over 840,000 experts in a wide range of fields, announced today it...

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YC-backed Deskimo, an on-demand coworking space app, launches in Singapore and Hong Kong

Part of Y Combinator’s current batch, Deskimo wants to make finding coworking spaces easier. Its on-demand booking app is currently available in...

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