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Investments

How a startup aims to beat PropertyGuru in Thailand

[ad_1] The Zmyhome team at Dtac Accelerate’s demo day in 2015 / Photo credit: Zmyhome’s Facebook Page Thailand has many real estate portals, but it takes almost a year on average to sell a house in the country, says entrepreneur Natthapon Asswisessiwakul. He blames this on at...

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Sleekr’s latest funding signifies Japanese appetite for Southeast Asian startups

[ad_1] Money Forward team at the company’s October 2017 Tokyo IPO / Photo credit: Money Forward Sleekr, an Indonesian HR and accounting management platform, has secured funding from Tokyo-based fintech firm Money Forward in its first investment outside of Japan. The partnership is representative of growing...

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She runs Australia’s newest unicorn, a design tool for the Photoshop-averse

[ad_1] Melanie Perkins. Photo credit: Canva Australia has yet another startup unicorn today. Nearly five years after Melanie Perkins, a former graphic design software tutor, first launched Canva as a Photoshop-for-people-terrified-of-Photoshop online tool, the startup is worth US$1 billion dollars following its latest round of funding. She has...

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2017 was the year the ICO came to town. Here’s what’s in store for 2018

[ad_1] Quoine co-founder and CEO Mike Kayamori. Japanese-Singaporean startup Quoine’s QASH token sale was Asia’s largest ICO in 2017. Photo credit: Quoine Token sales, crowd sales, initial coin offerings (ICOs). Call them what you will, but they were 2017’s biggest tech trend. By working mainly with blockchain and...

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India’s top tech investments in 2017 came from the east

[ad_1] Mega-rounds of funding were back in India this year, after a lull in 2016. But this time they came from the east. SoftBank honcho Masayoshi Son remains hugely bullish on India despite setbacks in a couple of big bets made on entering the market in...

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China’s 10 biggest investments in 2017

[ad_1] China saw a bit of a slowdown in startup funding in 2017, with the US$51.6 billion ploughed into tech companies lower than 2016’s US$53.9 billion, according to the Tech in Asia database. Despite the drop, the average deal size grew, reaching a record US$31.9 million...

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Look out, Mofo: new bike-share contender nabs $500m

[ad_1] Photo credit: Andrew Gook / Unsplash Look out, Mobike and Ofo (or “Mofo,” as I like to call China’s top two bike-share apps). A new contender has just emerged, thanks to US$500 million in funding. The huge injection into Hello Bike shows investors are not spooked...

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Alibaba’s biggest investments in 2017

[ad_1] Photo credit: Alibaba. You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why – Jack Ma is coming to town. A bit like Santa Claus, Alibaba founder Ma each year draws up a list, checks it twice, finds out...

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Tencent’s biggest investments in 2017

[ad_1] Tencent operates China’s most popular social app: WeChat. Photo credit: Sinchen Lin Chinese social and gaming giant Tencent had another blockbuster year. Its market capitalization skyrocketed from around US$200 billion to almost half a trillion dollars over the course of 2017 – even surpassing Facebook’s...

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