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A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online. The exposed server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users […]

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Grab promises to invest $500 million into Vietnam

Grab promises to invest 0 million into Vietnam Ride-hailing company Grab is going to focus some of its efforts on Vietnam with a $500 million investment over the next five years to grow its activities in the country. While Grab started as a ride-hailing company, it is now much more than that. […]

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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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Crypto exchange Liquid says it is now valued at over $1 billion following new investment

Crypto exchange Liquid says it is now valued at over billion following new investment Crypto has a new unicorn after exchange Liquid announced today it has raised capital from investors at a valuation of more than $1 billion as it goes after expansion opportunities. The company said the capital will be put […]

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Jio Health combines online and offline healthcare in Southeast Asia, starting in Vietnam

Jio Health combines online and offline healthcare in Southeast Asia, starting in Vietnam The internet is often lauded for the potential to increase the impact of a range of primary services in emerging markets, including education, commerce, banking and healthcare. While many of those platforms are now being built, a few are […]

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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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China’s YY eyes overseas live streaming with $1.45B Bigo buyout

China’s YY eyes overseas live streaming with .45B Bigo buyout One of China’s top live streaming companies YY bought a stake and obtained the right to purchase a majority share in Bigo last June, and now the other shoe has dropped after YY fully acquired the Singapore-based startup behind live streaming app […]

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Go-Jek pulls in $100M more for its massive Series F round

Go-Jek pulls in 0M more for its massive Series F round U.S. ride-hailing giants Lyft and Uber are going public in the U.S. imminently, but over in Southeast Asia, the two largest on-demand companies are still madly fueling up on investment capital. The latest update to that story today saw Go-Jek, the […]

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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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