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India’s budget hotel network unicorn OYO expands into China

The tech world sees plenty of Chinese companies move into India — including the likes of Alibaba and Xiaomi — but few expand the other way. OYO Rooms, the billion-dollar Indian startup th

Alibaba’s Ant Financial fintech affiliate raises $14 billion to continue its global expansion

Ant Financial, the financial services affiliate connected to Alibaba which operates the Alipay mobile payment service, has confirmed that it has closed a Series C funding round that totals an enormous

Jirnexu pulls in $11M for its financial comparison service in Southeast Asia

It’s been a busy week for startup funding in Southeast Asia. Following big deals for Carro and Carousell, financial comparison startup Jirnexu is the latest to announce new capital after it clos

Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line’s VC arm

iPrice, a service that aggregates Southeast Asia’s e-commerce websites in a single destination, has pulled in new funding led by messaging app Line’s VC arm, Line Ventures. The round is of

Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships

Creating a pathway for a more diverse talent pool to enter the technology industry has given the Techtonic Group, a development services firm that operates an outsourced apprenticeship program aimed a

YC alum Dahmakan, a Kuala Lumpur-based food delivery startup, acquires Polpa to expand into Thailand

Dahmakan, a vertically-integrated Malaysian meal delivery startup, announced today that it has acquired Polpa to enter Bangkok. Dahmakan was the first Malaysian startup to participate in Y Combinator

2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

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Malaysia’s capital will adopt ‘smart city’ platform from Alibaba

Alibaba’s cloud computing business is to deploy its big data services package for cities in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysia’s government with the running of its capital city and potentially

StoreHub lands $5.1M help SMEs in Southeast Asia digitize their business

StoreHub, a startup that helps retailers digitize their business, has closed a $5.1 million Series A round led by Vertex Venture to expand in Southeast Asia. The startup was founded in 2014 and it off

Malaysia’s Dahmakan chows down $2.6M for its end-to-end food delivery service

Dahmakan, a food delivery startup from Malaysia that graduated Y Combinator last year, has raised $2.6 million as it begins to explore the potential to expand its business across Southeast Asia. The s

Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia

There’s more funding for Southeast Asia’s growing local services space after Kaodim, a Malaysia-based startup that operates in four countries in the region, raised $7 million. Founded thre

Payment firm Soft Space raises $5M to expand in Southeast Asia and Japan

Soft Space, a payment provider in Southeast Asia, has closed its $5 million Series A as it looks to expand across the region, and potentially into Japan. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Soft Space work

Media Prima buys Rev Asia for $24M to create Malaysia’s largest digital media platform

The U.S. isn’t the only market where media companies are consolidating to offer an advertising platform to rival Facebook and Google. While AOL (which owns TechCrunch) is in the process of acqui

Swingvy raises $1.1M to give HR staff in Southeast Asia a break from paperwork

Human resources paperwork is never fun to take care of—especially if it’s literally on paper. Swingvy co-founder Jin Choeh says that in Southeast Asia, many small businesses are still stuck with p

Alibaba plays politics with new cross-border e-commerce initiative in Malaysia

Alibaba is planting another flagpost in Southeast Asia. Unlike its $1 billion acquisition of Lazada last year, the Chinese giant is making political moves after it announced a joint partnership with

P2P mobile payment app Tapp raises $9 million to tap into the cash economy in Southeast Asia

Mobile phones have emerged as the dominant alternative payment method to cash for buying and selling goods and services in emerging markets. And with a service akin to alternative payment providers li

Report: Southeast Asia’s internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025

There isn't a lot of data on the potential of technology in Southeast Asia, which is why many in the industry have been excitedly flipping through a new report released today by Singaporean sovereign

Southeast Asia financial comparison startup Jirnexu lands $3M to expand to digital banking services

Malaysia-based fintech startup Saving Plus has closed a $3 million Series A round and renamed itself as Jirnexu.

Gobi Partners and MAVCAP launch a $14.5M seed fund for Southeast Asian startups

Gobi Partners has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhard (MAVCAP), which claims to be the country’s largest venture capital firm, to launch a $14.5 million fund dedicated to seed

Malaysia-based Nuren Group raises $2M for its wedding and parenting sites

Nuren Group, a Malaysian-based company that runs community and e-commerce sites for women, has raised a $2 million Series A led by Gobi Partners.
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