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Inside Tencent’s ambition to create a Triple A console game

Tencent, the biggest social networking and video games company in China, hasn’t really managed to scale its popular products in the Western...

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Docquity, a community for healthcare professionals, raises $44M Series C

A call between doctors can save lives. That’s what Docquity co-founder Indranil Roychowdhury learned when his father was hospitalized with a...

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Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should...

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Kula makes the job recruitment process less exhausting

The process of finding job candidates often entails a lot of tedious manual work for recruiters, like sending versions of the same email over and...

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Singapore-based Propseller uses data to take the hassle out of real estate transactions

Propseller will use its Series A to scale its business model, expand its offerings and enter overseas markets.

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Singapore-based career development platform Glints recruits $50M in new funding

Glints, one of Southeast Asia’s largest talent development and recruitment platforms, announced today it has raised $50 million in an...

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Otter.ai challenger Airgram raises $10M to transcribe and time your video calls

There’re plenty of tools out there competing to help people make their video calls breezier. Some, like voice transcription service Otter.ai,...

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5 investors explain why longevity tech is a long-term play

It’s becoming clear that longevity as a theme has resonated with investors, though it appears it will be some time before more generalist investors...

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Tencent veterans secure $13M to build cross-chain decentralized identities

There is a host of startups working on decentralized identities for the next generation of the internet. Four Tencent veterans want their offering...

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Meta invests in Take App, a Singaporean startup that helps merchants sell via WhatsApp

WhatsApp has long transcended its roots as a simple messaging app for friends, and is now a core communication tool for businesses seeking a direct...

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Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com enters South Korea via acquisitions 

Singapore-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com has acquired two startups in South Korea — payment service provider PnLink and virtual asset...

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Bitmain co-founder welcomes crypto regulation to restore market confidence

The collapse of Three Arrow Capital and other have drawn questions about the soundness of the heady digital asset investment space.

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TikTok Music’s trademarks spotted in multiple countries, hinting toward global launch plans

ByteDance may be preparing for a global launch of TikTok Music service, according to trademarks filed in several countries found by TechCrunch. The...

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Mobile users now spend 4-5 hours per day in apps, report says

Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new...

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Salesforce shutters Hong Kong office, leans on Alibaba in China

Salesforce is repositioning itself in China as it looks to expand the reach of its customer relationship management software in the country. The...

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A16z-backed Shein challenger Cider is growing rapidly

Shein has shown the world how combining social media marketing, data analytics, and China’s well-oiled supply chain has created a $100 billion...

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Check out the first Disrupt Audience Choice roundtable winners

Roundtables — some of the most popular sessions at TechCrunch Disrupt — are 30-minute expert-led discussions designed for up to 20 attendees who...

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China’s Jaka Robotics fueled by Saudi Arabia’s Prosperity7 in global push

Jaka Robotics, a Chinese startup that makes collaborative robots, has just pulled in a hefty Series D funding round of over $150 million from a...

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BAI Capital targets China’s globalizing startups with fresh $700M fund

BAI Capital, the storied China-focused venture investment firm that was formerly known as Bertelsmann Asia Investments, has raised $700 million to...

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HR automation platform Omni wants to be the ‘Rippling of Southeast Asia’

Omni wants to be the human resources platform to rule them all—or at least all HR-related tasks. The software enables HR teams to digitize employee...

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Fairbanc provides BNPL for micro-merchants in Indonesia

“Buy now, pay later” (BNPL) startups have gained traction by targeting consumers, but BNPLs for businesses are also starting to take off. One...

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Where should US-based startups file their patent applications?

One way to curb competition in other countries is to file a patent in each of those countries. However, the cost of filing a patent in every country...

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Zipmex pauses withdrawals “until further notice”

Zipmex, a digital assets exchange with operations in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand, said on Twitter that it “would be pausing...

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Southeast Asia’s Creative Galileo wants to make learning fun with popular cartoon characters

People who work with kids know how difficult it is to keep them engaged with online learning content. Creative Galileo keeps children hooked by...

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Japanese e-commerce enabler AnyMind raises funding in equity, debt for acquisitions

AnyMind offers services for brands and online business operators. It just raised funding to continue expansion in Southeast Asia, East Asia, India...

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ByteDance-backed warehouse robotics startup Syrius picks up $7M

Syrius Robotics, a Chinese startup that makes autonomous robots for warehouses, just secured 50 million yuan ($7.4 million) in a Series B funding...

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Once a key driver of global venture activity, fintech investment slows around the world

New Q2 2022 data from CB Insights and PitchBook lay bare fintech’s retreat.

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Google Cloud launches its first Arm-based VMs

Google Cloud today announced its first Arm-based VMs into preview. The new Tau T2A VMs aim to offer a better price/performance ratio and use Ampere...

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