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Startup funding in India fell by 34% due to the pandemic; lowest since 2016

A large part of India's startup funding was affected by the pandemic and tensions with China.

Alfred LeeDec 30, 2020

When is a pandemic over?

Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death toll starts to rise and everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end? Alex Rosenthal details the three main strategies governments can use to contain and end a pandemic. [Directed by Visorama, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Bamm Bamm Wolfgang].

TED.COMDec 20, 2020

Mental wellness platform Lyra Health is raising up to $175M at a $2.25B valuation – TechCrunch

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored, and often exacerbated, the mental health crisis that exists across the world. Even the spread of remote work is part of the problem: As everyone stays at home, the lack of interaction and watercooler chat has left employees without in-person interaction. The need for a solution has helped tech-powered mental […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 18, 2020

Budget hotels franchiser OYO cuts 300 staff; pivots business model

Earlier this year, OYO laid off 5,000 staff as the global pandemic affected the company's business.

Alfred LeeDec 09, 2020

Malaysian Stingless Bee Honey startup aims to fight the pandemic with superfoods for better health

Demand for stingless bee honey has risen significantly since the outbreak of the global pandemic

Carl AdrianDec 07, 2020

MaGIC's Cohort 04 startups are a different breed; taking on a post-pandemic world.

The new curriculum focuses on grooming startups to be resilient and adaptable.

Carl AdrianNov 23, 2020

Catch these thought leaders at MaGIC's upcoming E-Nation Conference

Helping businesses navigate through the post-pandemic economy.

Alfred LeeOct 19, 2020

Jollibee loses $244 million; closing 255 stores worldwide.

Business gains have been wiped out by the pandemic.

Alfred LeeAug 08, 2020

Intuit buys TradeGecko; Largest exit in Singapore since pandemic.

The acquisition is said to be over $80 million

Alfred LeeAug 04, 2020

Uber buys Postmates, a food delivery startup.

The food delivery space heats up amidst the pandemic.

Wallace HoJul 07, 2020

Media Prima lays off 300 people; begins transformational exercise.

Pandemic and digital disruptions have accelerated this move.

Alfred LeeJun 30, 2020

Malaysia's PolicyStreet raises $1.8 million, despite pandemic setbacks.

It is also Malaysia's largest equity crowdfunding round to date.

Alfred LeeJun 01, 2020

Singapore's government sets aside $285 million to support startups.

Startups have have found it difficult to raise capital and develop their business amid the pandemic

Alfred LeeMay 27, 2020

Genting goes from RM268 million in profit to RM417.9m in loss since pandemic.

The company may layoff up to 20% of their 20,000 staff.

Alfred LeeMay 22, 2020

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