Zambian card-issuing startup Union54 raises $12M led by Tiger Global

Zambian card-issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors in this financing round include existing ones such as Vibe VC a

Easy Transfer processes billions of dollars in tuition for overseas Chinese students

For a founder building a consumer-facing business, overseas Chinese students might just be one of the most coveted targets: they’re young, well-educated and have access to the “bank”

China’s SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI startup, closes $620M follow-on round

SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI company with a valuation of over $4.5 billion, is back in the money again. The company raised $600 million in an Alibaba-led financing round announced la

China’s UnionPay Steps Into Mobile Commerce Deal With UK Startup

On the heels of reports that Apple Pay is gearing up for a February launch of its mobile payment service in China (update: it is, and so is Samsung), the country’s biggest credit card company ha

Apple Adds UnionPay, China’s Largest Bankcard Network, To App Store Payment Options

App Store customers in China can now link their UnionPay debit or credit cards to their Apple IDs for purchases, Apple announced today. This is significant for Apple and Chinese consumers because Chin

PayPal Wants To Go From 1000 To 2000 Employees In Asia – This Year

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/paypal1.gif" class="shot2" /><a href="http://paypal.com">PayPal</a> has seen the future, and apparently it lies out East. The eBay company has