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This new Southeast Asian fund has its eye on Chinese cross-border firms

This new Southeast Asian fund has its eye on Chinese cross-border firms As U.S.-China relations remain tense, Southeast Asia becomes the darling for investors and tech companies from both sides as they seek overseas expansion. Behemoths like Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance have elbowed into the region. Some set up shop, […]

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Igloo raises $8.2M to bring insurance to more people in Southeast Asia

Igloo raises .2M to bring insurance to more people in Southeast Asia Singapore-based Igloo, formerly known as Axinan, has raised $8.2 million as the insurance-tech startup looks to broaden its foothold in half a dozen Southeast Asian markets and Australia. InVent, a corporate venture capital arm of telecommunications firm Intouch Holdings, led […]

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Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO

Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by Lazada executive president Pierre Poignant after just nine months in the role. Alibaba owns more […]

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Easyship, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises $4M

Easyship, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises M Easyship, a Hong Kong-based startup that aims to make international shipping for e-commerce as easy as payments, has closed a $4 million Series A round. The company was founded in 2015 by former Lazada duo Tommaso Tamburnotti and Augustin Ceyrac, and ex-banker Paul Lugagne […]

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Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day record with $31B in sales, but growth is slowing

Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day record with B in sales, but growth is slowing Alibaba scored another blockbuster Singles’ Day after customers around the world shopped in stores and online on the tenth edition of its November 11 shopping festival. That puts this year’s gross merchandise volume – a measure for the […]

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Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific

Gogoprint raises .7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific Gogoprint, a startup that is aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry in Southeast Asia, has pulled in a $7.7 million investment as it prepares to expand its business in Asia Pacific. We first profiled Gogoprint in 2016 soon after […]

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Amazon prepares to enter Southeast Asia via Singapore launch

Amazon prepares to enter Southeast Asia via Singapore launch  Amazon is continuing its international expansion push with the launch of its services in Singapore coming imminently. The arrival could happen as soon as this week, according to a source with knowledge of the plans, and it will mark Amazon’s entry into Southeast Asia. […]

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Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem  Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the […]

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Alibaba ups its stake in Southeast Asia’s Lazada with $1 billion investment

Alibaba ups its stake in Southeast Asia’s Lazada with billion investment  Alibaba is doubling down on Southeast Asia after it paid close to $1 billion to raise its stake in e-commerce firm Lazada from 51 percent to 83 percent. The Chinese firm made an initial $1 billion investment in April 2016 at […]

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