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India’s PharmEasy is making healthcare accessible to all; valued at $1.5 billion now

PharmEasy is now the first unicorn in India’s online pharmacy space.

Faith Baltazar3h ago

Philippines wants more people to set up businesses; launches eSPARC online company registration

eSPARC will provide a secure, transparent, and efficient way to register companies online in the Philippines

Carl Adrian1d ago

Twitter said to have held acquisition talks with Clubhouse on potential $4B deal – TechCrunch

Twitter held talks with Clubhouse around a potential acquisition of the live drop-in audio networking platform, with a deal value somewhere around $4 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. TechCrunch has also confirmed the discussions took place from a source familiar with the conversations. While the talks occurred over the past several months, they’re […]

TECHCRUNCH.COM2d ago

Finder.com buys struggling startup GoBear

GoBear raised $97 million before shutting down its operations earlier this year

Rajitha Reddy2d ago

Audio app Clubhouse in talks to raise funds at $4 billion valuation: Bloomberg News

Clubhouse did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

REUTERS.COM3d ago

Software firm Canva valued at $15 billion after latest investment

Australian software firm Canva on Tuesday said the company's valuation had more than doubled to $15 billion following an investment of $71 million.

REUTERS.COM3d ago

Fintech start-up Stripe enters the Middle East with UAE launch

Online payments company Stripe opens its first Middle East office in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

CNBC.COM3d ago

Indian baby products startup SuperBottoms raises $2m Series A

Baby products startup SuperBottoms has raised $2 million as a part of its Series A round from Saama Capital and DSG Consumer Partners.

DEALSTREETASIA.COM3d ago

After over $1b in profit, China's ride-hailing giant DiDi plans to make its own cars

DiDi is laying the groundwork to become China's largest vehicle ecosystem.

Alfred Lee3d ago

AirAsia plans to raise $300 million to grow digital arm; super app could bring in $250 million in revenues yearly

AirAsia posted a record loss of $1.2 billion in 2020 due to the global pandemic.

Carl Adrian4d ago

Glints recruitment startup raises $22.5 million; largest funding for career platform in SEA

Glints fundraising is the largest to date for a career startup in Southeast Asia

Rajitha Reddy4d ago

Clubhouse has a new feature that allows creators to get paid on the app

A new 'Send Money' button will appear on creators' profiles

Carl Adrian5d ago

Porsche and Shell plan to set up an EV charging network between Malaysia and Singapore

Both Porsche and Shell aim to build the first cross-border electric vehicle charging points in SEA

Faith Baltazar6d ago

Singapore startup companies raised $5.5 billion in funding for 2020; falling by 35%

Startup funding in Singapore has been falling for the past few years.

Alfred Lee6d ago

Three ways VC firms can construct sustainably diverse portfolios – TechCrunch

Underrepresented founders are the most undervalued asset class in the U.S. today, and investors are starting to realize that diversity is not charity -- it’s economic opportunity.

TECHCRUNCH.COM6d ago

Indonesia's J&T Express logistics firm plans to raise $1 billion via US IPO

J&T could be the largest Indonesian company to make it to the US public listing

Faith BaltazarApr 02, 2021

Spotify wants a piece of the live-audio market; buys Clubhouse competitor Betty Labs

Spotify has been making a series of acquisitions over the past few years

Carl AdrianApr 02, 2021

The Briefing: Air Taxi Startup Lilium Going Public, HighRadius Closes $300M Series C, And More

Crunchbase News' top picks of the news to stay current in the VC and startup world.

NEWS.CRUNCHBASE.COMApr 01, 2021

MessageBird acquires 24sessions to bring video to its ‘omnichannel’ platform – TechCrunch

MessageBird, the omnichannel cloud communications platform recently valued at $3 billion, is continuing to ramp up its M&A activity. Following last year’s acquisition of Pusher, a company that provides real-time web technologies, it is announcing that it has acquired “video-first” customer engagement platform 24sessions, and customer data platform Hull. Terms of the two new deals […]

TECHCRUNCH.COMApr 01, 2021

Exclusive: PayPal launches crypto checkout service

PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce.

REUTERS.COMApr 01, 2021

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