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Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers

Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers The husband and wife co-founders behind the direct-to-consumer cookware and dinnerware startup retailer OurPlace are big believers in the notion that the doorway to inclusive communities opens through the kitchen.  Amir Tehrani, the company’s co-founder and chief executive spent, […]

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Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last company TripScope was acquired by Travefy, Doctours aims to […]

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Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding

Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding Pavegen, a UK startup which harvests energy from people’s footsteps and also tracks that data, has raised £2.6m on its crowdfunding push having doubled its initial £950k target. The campaign secured funds from over 1,400 investors, including partnership […]

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Grab raises more money — again

Grab raises more money — again Southeast Asia’s highest-capitalized startup is sitting on even more money from investors today after ride-hailing Grab announced it has raised $300 million from Invesco. The deal takes Singapore-based Grab $7.5 billion raised to date. The money is part of its ongoing — feels-like-everlasting — Series H […]

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Food delivery startup Dahmakan eats up $5M for expansion in Southeast Asia

Food delivery startup Dahmakan eats up M for expansion in Southeast Asia It’s harvest season for Southeast Asia’s full-stack food delivery startups. Following on from Singapore’s Grain raising $10 million, so Malaysia-based Dahmakan today announced a $5 million financing round of its own. The money takes the startup to $10 million raised […]

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Grab is talking to Ant Financial and PayPal about spinning out its financial services business

Grab is talking to Ant Financial and PayPal about spinning out its financial services business Grab, the $16 billion-valued ride-hailing firm that acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business last year, is in talks with Alibaba’s Ant Financial and PayPal as it considers spinning out of its financial services unit to double down on […]

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Asia’s AnyMind pulls in another $8M and expands into outdoor advertising

Asia’s AnyMind pulls in another M and expands into outdoor advertising Asia-focused marketing startup AnyMind Group has landed a further $8 million in funding to close out its Series B round and expand into new verticals. The company announced a $13.4 million raise back in November, but that has now expanded to […]

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Thailand passes controversial cybersecurity law that could enable government surveillance

Thailand passes controversial cybersecurity law that could enable government surveillance Thailand’s government passed a controversial cybersecurity bill today that has been criticized for vagueness and the potential to enable sweeping access internet user data. The bill (available in Thai) was amended late last year following criticism over potential data access, but it […]

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Go-Jek’s Get app officially launches in Thailand as Southeast Asia expansion continues

Go-Jek’s Get app officially launches in Thailand as Southeast Asia expansion continues Go-Jek is extending its reach in Southeast Asia after its Thailand-based unit made its official launch, which included the addition of a new food delivery service. Get, which is the name for Go-Jek business in Thailand, started out last year […]

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On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn

On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises 0M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing […]

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