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Xiaomi is preparing to dominate the electric vehicles space; sets up new EV company

Xiaomi is also aggressively hiring and investing into automobiles development talent.

Alfred LeeSep 07, 2021

Kopi Kenangan founders set up Angel Investment Fund; investing $10k - $150k per startup

The Angel Investment Fund will invest in companies focused on Indonesia

Alfred LeeMar 17, 2021

AirBnb lost $3.9 billion; CEO positive travel will return with vaccine rollout

AirBnB is also investing heavily in the platform's experience to make booking/hosting stays simpler

Alfred LeeFeb 28, 2021

Fireside Ventures closes new $118 million fund; will invest in 15 - 20 new companies

Fireside Ventures focuses on investing in consumer brands, and has already deployed 95% of their first fund.

Rajitha ReddyJan 21, 2021

India’s Prime Minister launches $136 million fund for startup companies

The government is investing 10 billion rupees in the new fund to grow startup companies in India

Rajitha ReddyJan 18, 2021

Grab may remain unprofitable until 2023; raises over $300 million for financial services arm

Grab has been investing heavily on expanding the financial services business, and may remain unprofitable until 2023 according to Moody's

Alfred LeeJan 08, 2021

BigBrainBank, an AI investing startup, has raised 7-figure seed funding.

Aims at making investing simpler for the mass market in Asia.

Alfred LeeNov 28, 2020

A new micro-fund, iSeed SEA is investing $100k into SEA startups.

The $5 million micro-fund will focus on Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.

Alfred LeeOct 12, 2020

AWS and Qualcomm to invest in Indonesia

Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Qualcomm have met Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Johnny G. Plate to convey their interest in investing in Indonesia.

Ismawati AsmatJan 27, 2020

Vertex Ventures VC firm has raised $290m for high growth companies.

The fund will focus on investing $10 - $15 million in growth stage companies.

Ashley LeeSep 15, 2019

Kenanga Investors launches fund investing in unicorn; Xiaomi setting up own VC firm

MobiKwik kick-starts cross-border mobile top-ups; U.S. ban wiping off $30B revenue from Huawei

Wallace HoJun 18, 2019

Transforming Malaysia - $60M VC fund launched, dedicated to impact investing.

3B Ventures VC Fund is investing $60M in 60 impact startups, operated out of Malaysia.

Wallace HoJul 11, 2018

Malaysian small businesses investing in technology, creating jobs

According to CPA Australia’s eighth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey, nearly 3,000 small business operators in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and China are experiencing positive business conditions, with many adding jobs and investing in technology.

BEAMSTARTMar 15, 2018

More Pain Is Coming for Overpriced Technology Startups

I'm going to spill a dirty secret of technology startup investing. Brace yourselves.

BEAM TeamOct 27, 2017

East Ventures announces new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country.

BEAM TeamSep 23, 2017

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