Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia; Selfie app Facetune just landed $135M funding

Snapchat launches instant tool for creating vertical ads; Rebel Foods to build 100 Indonesian cloud kitchens

Wallace Ho

1 Aug, 2019

Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia; Selfie app Facetune just landed $135M funding | BEAMSTART News

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4. Snapchat launches ‘instant’ tool for creating vertical ads

5. Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia

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7. GOJEK-backed Rebel Foods, Indian cloud kitchen company, to build 100 Indonesian cloud kitchens

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9. Indian fintech startup Progcap, specialized in micro and small business lending, raises $5m funding led by Sequoia

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11. The maker of popular selfie app Facetune just landed $135 million at a unicorn valuation

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