the Philippines

Locad lands Series A to expand its “logistics engine” across Southeast Asia and Australia

When Constantin Robertz was working at Zalora, he was involved in moving warehouses six times as the e-commerce company outgrew its logistics infrastructure. This inspired him to co-found Locad, a log

Shipmates makes order fulfillment less tedious for the Philippines’ online sellers

The Philippines’ e-commerce market now has a gross merchandise volume of $12 billion, a 132% increase from 2020, and is expected to reach $26 billion in GMV by 2025. This obviously is good news for

Packworks makes operations easier for sari-sari stores in the Philippines

Sari-saris are small neighborhood stores in the Philippines that are often run on pen and paper ledgers. Inspired by a motorcycle journey, Packworks is on a mission to change that, with a mobile enter

Brick closes $8.5M seed to enable open finance across Southeast Asia

Financial apps are proliferating across Southeast Asia, making things like bookkeeping or securing an online loan easier. But this means fintechs need access to large amounts of data that they can use

Maritime recruitment platform Seafair gets $5.7M led by General Catalyst

The people who work on shipping vessels are vital to world trade, but they still experience a lot of arcane hiring processes. Many lack transparency about important things like pay or even the working

Upmesh wants to build a community-driven discovery app for Southeast Asian live commerce

The founders of Upmesh were building a game on top of Twitch’s API when they realized something about another group of livestreamers. Even though selling through Facebook Live has been gaining popul

Indonesian fintech Xendit is now a unicorn, with $150M in fresh funding led by Tiger Global

There’s a new entrant in Southeast Asia’s growing list of unicorns. Jakarta-based Xendit, best known for its digital payment infrastructure but also focused on other financial products, announced

CashCashPinoy Lands $2.25M To Build Out The E-Commerce Opportunity In The Philippines

Raising funding for a startup is tough. Doing it in emerging markets is tougher still. Just ask Frédéric Lévy, a serial entrepreneur who just bagged a $2.25 million Series A round for CashCashPinoy

Ayannah Raises $1M To Serve The Philippines’ Rapidly Growing Remittance Market

<a target="_blank" href="">Ayannah</a>, a digital payments startup based in the Philippines, has raised $1 million in new funding from Japanese venture capital firms IMG Investm

Crowdfunding Site Medifund Relaunches As Non-Profit To Help Med Students In Developing Countries

Medifund, a crowdfunding platform for medical students, has relaunched as a non-profit. The site, which is based in the Philippines but open to students around the world, was first covered by TechCrun