Founder News

Elon Musk's US$43 Billion 'Hostile' Twitter Buyout

Tesla founder claims the social media platform has 'extraordinary potential' and needs to be a free speech platform

Teckwai SawApr 15, 2022

Marvelstone Group founder to face 10-year jail term for fraud after losing investors money

Marvelstone previously established Lattice80, a Fintech Hub in Singapore

Carl AdrianOct 07, 2021

Malaysia's MDEC has a new CEO - Mahadhir Aziz, former CEO of Futurise

Mahadhir Aziz was formerly the co-founder and CEO of Futurise.

Carl AdrianSep 01, 2021

Video Inside: Richard Branson becomes first billionaire to fly to space

Richard Branson is also the founder of Virgin Galactic, the company that flew him to space.

Alfred LeeJul 12, 2021

Malaysian founder of sugar-dating startup Sugarbook arrested

Sugarbook founder is being investigated for violating country laws.

Rajitha ReddyFeb 18, 2021

GoObat becomes Malaysia's first online pharmacy to accept cryptocurrency payments

Cryptocurrency payments have become increasingly widespread in recent years, but not for online pharmacy purchases, mentions GoObat founder

Carl AdrianFeb 06, 2021

Bumble dating app is going public; female founder close to becoming a billionaire

Bumble's online dating business generated over $376.6 million in revenue between Jan 29 and Sept 30 last year

Carl AdrianJan 25, 2021

Founder of Indonesia's GrabToko startup arrested for scamming customers

GrabToko is an e-commerce startup from Indonesia that sold brand new smartphones at steep discounts.

Alfred LeeJan 14, 2021

Text marketing startup Voxie raises $6.7M – TechCrunch

Like many startups, Atlanta-based Voxie was created to solve a problem that founder and CEO Bogdan Constantin faced himself. In Constantin’s case, this was at his previous tuxedo rental startup Menguin (ultimately acquired by Generation Tux), where he said he had to market a product with a six-to-nine month sales cycle, as customers were usually weighing […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMJan 08, 2021

China's MicuRx Pharma secures $107m in Series E round

China Merchants Securities, Korea Investment Partners, Yingke PE, Founder H Fund, Zhongtai Ventures, and Detong Capital joined the round. 

DEALSTREETASIA.COMDec 24, 2020

50Gram founder steps out to share his digital marketing experience.

Showcasing proven strategies used by 50Gram

Alfred LeeApr 29, 2020

Lightspeed and Sequoia bag $400-500 million profit from selling OYO shares

OYO's founder Agarwal aims to increase his stake in the company

Syamil FaisalDec 23, 2019

Singapore’s F&B startup Mobikon raises $11.28 million with Flipkart co-founder leading the round.

The company is moving towards becoming a data exchange platform.

Syamil FaisalOct 29, 2019

EV startup, Faraday aims to raise $850 million — despite founder’s business mishap in China

Faraday wants to achieve its funding goal by the first quarter of 2020 as a step closer to IPO

Syamil FaisalOct 24, 2019

SoftBank Group raises $270M for early stage startup investments; China court recognizes Bitcoin as virtual property

Oyo valued at $10B after founder purchases $2B in shares; WeWork CEO reportedly cashed out $700M ahead of its IPO

Wallace HoJul 22, 2019

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