Investment

KATSANA raises US$893K to help motor insurance companies analyse driver behaviour

Anisa Menur A. Maulani, reporting for e27; Kuala Lumpur-based data company Pixelated, which owns the brand KATSANA, today announced that it has raised a MYR4 million (US$893,000)...

Apple may participate in $100 billion SoftBank fund

Katie Roof, reporting for TechCrunch; Apple is considering investing up to $1 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. With a...

Grab enters strategic partnership with Tokyo Century, that is great for its Divers

Grab, the leading ride-sharing company in Southeast Asia just announce that it has entered a strategic partnership with Tokyo Century, and at the same time signed a memorandum of...

Jungle Ventures raises $100m fund for Southeast Asia and beyond

Michael Tegos, reporting for Tech in Asia; Singapore-based venture capital firm Jungle Ventures announced today it has completed fundraising for its second fund, achieving its...

Korean startup raises $1.6m so employees can clock in on their phones

Judith Balea, reporting for Tech in Asia; Albam, a time tracking and payroll app from Korea, today announced it just raised US$1.6 million in series A funding, led by Capstone...

Toyota invests in U.S. car-sharing service

Naomi Tajitsu, reporting for Reuters; Toyota Motor Corp on Friday said it has invested in U.S. car-sharing company Getaround, a move that comes as global automakers seek to shore...

Philippine-based Fintech Startup First Circle secures $1.2 million seed funding led by Dublin-and-London-based Key Capital

First Circle, the Philippine-based FinTech that provides short-term loan and other financial services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines, just...

Blockchain for the unbanked: Philippines’ Coins.ph raises US$5M Series A

Kevin McSpadden, writing for e27; Coins.ph, a Philippines-based startup that provides financial services through the blockchain, announced on Friday it has raised a US$5 million...

TripAdvisor’s first SEA investment is Thailand-based startup Eatigo

Yon Heong Tung, writing for e27; Thailand-based restaurant booking platform Eatigo announced that it has raised a Series B funding from major travel information platform...

Canva just raised $15m without even touching the funds from its last round

Michael Tegos, writing for Tech in Asia; Raising capital, a perennial challenge for most growing companies, is one problem Australian graphic design startup Canva doesn’t have...

ZipMatch closes Series A1 Funding Round led by Kickstart Ventures

ZipMatch, Philippines’ real estate matching startup has received an undisclosed amount of funds for their Series A1 round led by Kickstart Ventures and Monk’s Hill...

Didi and SoftBank injects more than more than $600 million to Grab

Lulu Yilun Chen and Yoolim Lee, writing for Bloomberg; China’s Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group Corp. are leading a new round of funding in the Southeast Asian ride-sharing...

10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends

As a Filipino basketball fan, I wonder if there are any PBA Stars who invested or have plans in investing in startups in the Philippines, this will surely be a big boost in the...

Salarium receives an undisclosed amount of funding from Future Now Ventures

Philippines’ Salarium, a cloud-based payroll and human resource service provider, announced that it has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Future Now Ventures....

Future Now Ventures funds online loan services startup LoanSolutions.ph

Tomas S. Noda III, writing for Deal Street Asia; Venture capital Future Now Ventures (FNV) has provided a “substantial amount” of funding to local financial tech (fintech)...