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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 Lee2d ago

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

GoBear financial products comparison startup shuts down after raising $97 million in funding

GoBear was reportedly used by over 55 million people and had over 100 commercial partners ranging from banks and insurance providers.

Alfred LeeJan 05, 2021

Korean biotech startup E Green Global (EGG) raises $9.2M to scale seed potato production

E Green Global (EGG) was co-founded in 2009 after having found a way to quickly produce virus-free seed potatoes after many years of R&D.

Carl AdrianJan 04, 2021

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

Bumble reportedly filed confidentially for an IPO – TechCrunch

Today Bumble, a popular dating-focused startup, was reported by Bloomberg to have filed IPO documents, albeit privately. The news that Bumble is pursuing an IPO is not a surprise. TechCrunch covered the story in September, noting the huge revenues that its rival Tinder has managed to accrete, possibly indicative of a sufficiently large market to […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 19, 2020

Roblox buys digital avatar startup Loom.ai – TechCrunch

Roblox announced today that it’s buying a digital avatar startup called Loom.ai. Purchasing a company that has focused singularly on creating more realistic human avatars is an interesting play for a gaming platform that has made such an impact by building experiences that tend to cast realism to the wayside. We covered the company’s $1.35 […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 16, 2020

SG's co-living startup Cove raises $4.6m Series A led by Keppel Land

Cove was founded in 2018 as a startup providing co-living options for young professionals and students in Southeast Asia.

DEALSTREETASIA.COMDec 16, 2020

Philippines Fintech Startup SquidPay raises $2 million in Series A funding round

SquidPay is working with the Baguio City government to build a cashless society.

Carl AdrianDec 15, 2020

Investors double down on tech stocks in massive DoorDash, Airbnb, C3.ai IPOs – TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Maybe it is a stock market bubble, or a tech-stock bubble at least. And maybe DoorDash, Airbnb and C3.ai and their bankers should have priced higher regardless to take advantage of all […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMDec 14, 2020

5 Free Business Networking Apps to Find Collaboration Partners and Startup Founders

These free business networking apps are great for finding clients, partners, and even startup founders.

Rajitha ReddyDec 10, 2020

China's diabetes therapy startup MicroTech Medical raises $88 million led by Tencent

Helping diabetes patients lead better and healthier lives.

Carl AdrianDec 08, 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

Startup Recipe, a new media platform to connect Korean startups with the world, launches with seed funding.

They also aim to connect more global investors with Korean startups.

Kenneth HoDec 04, 2020

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

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