Catherine Shu

Catherine Shu

Senior Reporter

Catherine Shu has covered startups in Asia and breaking news for TechCrunch since 2012. Her reporting has also appeared in the New York Times, the Taipei Times, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal and the Village Voice. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Disclosures: None

The Latest from Catherine Shu

August Health digitizes senior living communities for better care

Senior living communities often rely on paper or legacy systems to manage their operations, making it difficult for healthcare providers to keep track of residents’ needs. August Health is on a miss

Florence Healthcare, a workflow platform for clinical researchers, raises $27M led by Insight Partners

Florence Healthcare, which creates software that connects clinical trial sites, sponsors and contract research organizations, announced today that it has raised a $27 million Series C-1 led by Insight

Aidaly makes sure family caregivers get financial compensation

Caring for a family member is not only hard work, but expensive, too. Many family caregivers miss work (or stop working) and pay for medical expenses out of pocket. Aidaly was created to help them fin

Vietnam-based Anfin makes stock investing accessible

Based in Vietnam, Anfin wants to turn more people into stock investors with features like fractional trading and in-app communities. The Y Combinator alum announced today it has raised a $4.8 million

Child care startup Winnie launches job marketplace to help carers find better paying positions

Winnie, the startup that helps families find child care, is now tackling the other side of the equation — helping caregivers find jobs that pay an equitable wage. Today Winnie announced it is launch

Vahak wants to improve the lives of India’s truck drivers

Vahak is not only an open marketplace for truckers, but it also provides drivers with services like healthcare and discounted fuel cards. The Bengaluru-based company announced today it has raised a $1

Rider is taking a nimble approach to e-commerce logistics in Pakistan

Rider is on a mission to provide online shoppers in Pakistan with “Amazon-like” next-day deliveries. The Karachi-based company announced it has raised $3.1 million in new funding from Y Combinatio

Bangalore-based Pazcare, an employee benefits and insurtech platform, raises $8.2M

Pazcare, a Bangalore-based employee benefits and insurtech platform, announced today it has raised $8.2 million led by Jafco Asia, bringing its valuation to $48 million. The funding also included part

CoachHub raises $200M led by Sofina and SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Digital coaching platform CoachHub plans to further expand in the Asia Pacific and other regions of the world after raising a $200 million Series C. The round, led by Sofina and Softbank Vision Fund 2

Spendflo helps companies track their SaaS expenses

Many people have plenty of online subscriptions that they barely use and can save a fair amount of money with a service like Truebill to see all their recurring payments in one place. Spendflo wants t

Tatsumeeko wants to bring the metaverse to Discord

Tatsumeeko, an “MMORPG-lite” game on Ethereum and Solana developed by the team behind cross-gaming platform ecosystem Tatsu.GG, announced today that it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. The

Thailand’s Salary Hero is an earned wage access startup that wants to add neobanking products

Salary Hero wants to provide lower-income Thai workers with more financial flexibility. The startup, which focuses on earned wage access and finance education, with plans to add neobanking products as

Why Primetime Partners is betting on the “ageless” population

Age tech isn’t for elderly people only. It’s for anyone who wants quality of life as they age. That’s where Primetime Partners comes in. The venture capital firm was started in 2020 by Abby Levy

Child care startup Kinside raises $12M Series A in a round led by mothers

Finding and affording child care is one of the biggest challenges parents face. Kinside makes the process easier by not only providing a marketplace of verified carers but also helping parents tap int

Indonesian crypto trading app Pintu scores $113M Series B

Last year saw a huge funding boom for Southeast Asian consumer investment apps and if Pintu’s funding announcement today is anything to go by, that looks set to continue. The cryptocurrency-focused

Indonesian hyperlocal social commerce app Super gets $70M led by NEA

Super, the Indonesian social commerce startup focused on small towns and rural areas, announced today it has raised an oversubscribed $70 million Series C. The round was led by NEA with participation

HitPay is a one-stop solution for SMEs

HitPay has almost everything SMEs need to run their businesses. In addition to being an online payment gateway, it also offers tools like point-of-sale software with card readers, plugins, payment lin

Southeast Asian payments infrastructure unicorn Xendit banks $300M

Xendit, a payments infrastructure platform for Southeast Asia, has raised $300 million in fresh funding. The company’s new valuation wasn’t disclosed, but it hit unicorn status in its last round o

Pintarnya is building a super app for Indonesia’s blue-collar workers

Indonesia’s 60 million blue-collar workers contribute 20% to its gross domestic product, but they face a lot of uncertainty. Many are forced to bounce from job to job, some fall victim to scam job p

Jungle Ventures closes a $600M fund, bringing its total assets under management to over $1B

Singapore-based venture firm Jungle Ventures is digging deeper into Southeast Asia and India with the close of its fourth fund. Fund IV totals $600 million, with $450 million for new investments and $
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