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Bill Gates Loses His Spot as World’s Second-Richest Man

It's the first time in seven years he's ranked below the top two spots.


[Exclusive] Raising a new funding round, The Shonet aims to push for greater growth

Describing itself as “Xiaohongshu with a twist”, The Shonet closed a seed funding round by Maloekoe Ventures in March this year Earlier this year, Indonesian social media platform The Shonet closed an undisclosed seed funding round by Maloekoe Ventures. But in an interview with e27 at the company’s office in South Jakarta, The Shonet CEO […] The post [Exclusive] Raising a new funding round, The Shonet aims to push for greater growth appeared first on e27.


Rewards: Strategies for improving existing brand communities

How rewards can help enhance your brand awareness According to a research study, customers tend to spend 19 per cent more after joining a company’s online community. A brand community forms based on a customer’s attachment to a product or a service because when a customer finds a unique value towards a brand, they are […] The post Rewards: Strategies for improving existing brand communities appeared first on e27.


Visa invests in Gojek’s series F round; Oyo enters co-working space acquires Innov8 for $30m

Alibaba says it has developed AI to help detect heart disease; France to approve first crypto-issuers as new rules loom


Founder depression and how to tackle it

What every entrepreneur faces, but no one talks about Pouring your heart, soul, and everything in between into a company that (statistically) will probably fail can wreck you emotionally. And yet, as you look around at fellow entrepreneurs, or listen to them on podcasts, or read books by them, they don’t seem to suffer this. […] The post Founder depression and how to tackle it appeared first on e27.


Vietnam’s VinaCapital acquires operations of Singapore’s robo-advisor Smartly

Smartly aims to offer average people with basic financial literacy the opportunity to invest with transparency and low fees Vietnam-based investment company VinaCapital today announced that it has acquired the business operations of Smartly, a Singapore-based robo-advisory investment platform. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “By partnering with VinaCapital, we took a different approach […] The post Vietnam’s VinaCapital acquires operations of Singapore’s robo-advisor Smartly appeared first on e27.


Now, Visa joins Go-Jek’s ongoing Series F financing round

This comes close on the heels of investments made by three Mitsubishi units and Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Visa, a global digital payments technology company, has invested an undisclosed amount in Go-Jek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand service and payments platform. This is part of Go-Jek’s ongoing Series F round, which has also seen companies […] The post Now, Visa joins Go-Jek’s ongoing Series F financing round appeared first on e27.


Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the surrounding brain tissue vs. what’s currently used for today’s brain-computer interfaces. “Most people don’t realize, we can solve that with […]


One roof, all possibilities at the heart of Bangkok

Being a part of Southeast Asia’s growing pool of startups and tech entrepreneurs has never been this exciting! In the Thai capital of Bangkok sitting at the heart of Southeast Asia, a hotbed for digital innovation is poised to conquer the region’s startup scene. Last 12 June 2019, True Digital Park — Thailand’s first and […] The post One roof, all possibilities at the heart of Bangkok appeared first on e27.


Syfe raises US$3.8M funding to launch digital wealth management services in Singapore

Syfe combines proven investment strategies with an algorithm to give investors customised, globally diversified portfolios that are in sync with their personal risk profiles Singapore-based startup Syfe has announced the launch of its digital wealth management services in Singapore following a S$5.2 million (US$3.8 million) seed funding led by UK-based VC fund Unbound. David Rogers, MD, […] The post Syfe raises US$3.8M funding to launch digital wealth management services in Singapore appeared first on e27.


Digitised cross-border trade platform dltledgers raises Pre-Series A funding

The blockchain-based SaaS was founded by serial entrepreneur Samir Neji in 2017 Singapore-based blockchain startup dltledgers announced the completion of its Pre-Series A funding round by VC firm Walden International, Yahoo! Finance reported. “I believe we are resolving unique business challenges in inter-operability; global business and cross border trade will thrive in an open and […] The post Digitised cross-border trade platform dltledgers raises Pre-Series A funding appeared first on e27.


AI photo editor FaceApp goes viral again on iOS, raises questions about photo library access

FaceApp. So. The app has gone viral again after first doing so two years ago or so. The effect has gotten better but these apps, like many other one off viral apps, tend to come and go in waves driven by influencer networks or paid promotion. We first covered this particular AI photo editor  from […]


Travelstop secures US$3M Pre-Series A funding led by Accel

In its statement, the company said its goal is to support business travel and manage travel expenses Singapore-based startup Travelstop announces that it has raised US$3 million in Pre-Series A funding led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel. Participating in the round are Strive (formerly GREE Ventures), and existing investor SeedPlus. The new round […] The post Travelstop secures US$3M Pre-Series A funding led by Accel appeared first on e27.


iOS and Android are about to get a bunch of new emoji

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day. Why is there a World Emoji Day? No idea! But it’s tomorrow! To recognize the day, Apple and Google have both shed some light on their plans regarding new emoji coming to their operating systems in the coming months. Both companies are adding around 60 new emoji in all, from […]


Joe Montana Lists Napa Estate for $29 Million. Here’s a Look Inside

That's $20 million less than what he wanted 10 years ago.


Minecraft Earth starts rolling out in beta in Seattle and London

If you’ve been waiting to check out Minecraft Earth (Mojang’s Pokémon GO-style augmented reality reimagining of its hugely popular game, Minecraft), good news: it’s starting to roll out to some people now. The catch? It’s only available to a slice-of-a-slice of the world, at first. After opening a registration system for its closed beta just […]


Social chat app Capture launches to take a shot at less viral success

At first glance launching a new social app may seem as sensible a startup idea as plunging headfirst into shark-infested waters. But with even infamous curtain-ripper Facebook now making grand claims about a ‘pivot to privacy’ it’s clear something is shifting in the commercial shipping channels that contain our digital chatter. Whisper it: Feeds are […]


Daily Crunch: Facebook and Libra go to Washington

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s blockchain subsidiary Calibra, testified before the Senate Banking Committee […]



Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin

Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally take up a considerable amount of space. Not so with Voyant Photonics, which has created a lidar system that you really could conceivably balance on the head of a pin.


Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: TrueUp

It was the perfect storm when CEO and Founder Liam Reynolds finally decided to start TrueUp, a data-driven growth marketing agency/consultancy based in London. After decades of working for large creative advertising agencies, Liam quit his job right around the beginning of Silicon Valley’s growth hacking trend and plunged headfirst into running growth for early-stage […]


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