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Impossible Foods goes to White Castle

Impossible Foods is taking another bite out of the meat supply chain, with the announcement that its meatless burger substitute is coming to America’s first fast-food burger chain — White

African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

BMW and Daimler agree to merge mobility service businesses

It’s been hinted at, but Daimler and BMW are officially bringing together their mobility services business groups into one combined company, with a 50 percent stake owned by each automaker. That

CardUp raises $1.7M to help small businesses get more out of their credit cards

CardUp, a Singapore-based startup that enables users to make large, recurring payments by credit card even to recipients that don’t accept cards, has raised $2.2 million SGD (about $1.7 million) led

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrenc

Li Ka-Shing to step down as chairman of CK Hutchison, owner of 3 and other tech holdings

A significant changing of the guard is underway in the world of telecoms and tech out of Asia. CK Hutchison, a Hong Kong conglomerate that owns the European mobile carrier 3 among other mobile and tec

mu Space targets 2020 launch of first satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn

Jeff Bezos’ New Glenn rocket, the reusable launch vehicle created by Blue Origin to put people and large cargo into orbit, has a new confirmed payload for one of its first missions: mu Space. Th

India’s Prime Venture Partners closes new $60M fund for seed investments

India’s Prime Venture Partners has refueled its tanks for more angel investing after it announced a new fund of INR 400 crore, or around $60 million. Started by three managing partners —

2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor What did VCs study in college? Charting the adoption of direct st

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Sourcify is connecting entrepreneurs directly to pre-vetted overseas factories

If you’ve ever tried to order and source products from overseas you likely know the process is broken. Factories rarely talk directly to customers and middlemen are difficult to track down and t

Education technology is a global opportunity

Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in a classroom. Today, a student can practice English online, upload homework through a portal and learn chemistry through 3D i

Mumbrella, a media startup focused on APAC’s marketing industry, gets acquired

Inside baseball klaxon: media writing about media story incoming:: Mumbrella, the Australia-based media company, has been sold by its founders to U.S./APAC events company Diversified Communications.

Techstars is launching its first accelerator program in Asia in partnership with Rakuten

Techstars is bringing its global accelerator program to Asia for the first time in partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and its chat app Viber. The companies will run a three-month progr

Health2Sync raises $6M to expand its diabetes tracking and management service in Asia

Health2Sync, a Taiwan-headquartered company that offers a diabetes tracking service, has closed a $6 million Series B round aimed at expanding its business in Japan and other markets in Asia. Health2S

Tech In Asia raises $6.6M led by Korean conglomerate Hanwha

Tech In Asia, the Singapore-based media and events startup, has closed $6.6 million in fresh funding. The lead investor is a name that may not be too familiar to regular readers (yet) and that’s

GuestReady, a service for Airbnb hosts to manage their property, raises $3M

With over four million listings across more than 65,000 cities worldwide, Airbnb has not just upended the global hospitality industry — it has inadvertently created an industry within an industr

Singapore to cap number of cars allowed on roads from 2018

Cars congesting roads is a problem in just about every major urban center around the world, but some areas are worst in this regard than others. Singapore is one of those, and it’s going to do s

Logistics on-demand startup Lalamove raises $100M as it approaches a $1B valuation

Unicorns are like buses for Hong Kong. After living in the shadow of other cities and waiting around for its first, it now has (almost) two billion-dollar companies within months… and in the sam

Uber and Grab take their ride on-demand battle to Cambodia

Cambodia is set to become the newest battlefield for Uber and Grab’s ride on-demand battle after both companies expanded into the Southeast Asian country’s capital city Phnom Penh this wee
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