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Japan’s Nichirei, Vertex Ventures, Sistema Asia join fresh meat brand Licious’s US$25M funding


Licious follows a farm to fork business model, owning the entire back-end supply chain Licious, an online meat marketplace run by Bangalore-based Delightful Gourmet, has announced that it has raised US$25 million in a Series D growth round of funding, led by Nichirei Corp, a public-listed food company in Japan. Existing investors 3one4 Capital (Bangalore), […]

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We analysed the hiring trends of Southeast Asia’s top e-commerce players, and here’s what we found


A look into e-commerce employment and Southeast Asia’s US$240 billion dream In November 2018, Google and Temasek updated their industry study stating that e-commerce in Southeast Asia (SEA) will be worth US$240 billion by the year 2025. The updated figures upped last year’s predictions by US$40 billion due to exponential development in online vacation rentals, […]

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Waggel launches ‘fully digital’ pet insurance


Waggel, a new ‘insurtech’ startup in the U.K., is officially launching today to offer what it describes as “fully digital” pet insurance. Founded by Andrew Leal, and Ross Fretten (a contestant of The Apprentice 2017), the company wants to offer more transparent cover for your pet, where you’ll know exactly how much you’re paying and […]

M17 Entertainment raises US$25M for R&D and more


It will also use the funding to equip live streamers with more resources to expand and diversify their reach Social entertainment platform M17 Entertainment, a merged company between Singapore-based dating platform Paktor and Taiwanese video streaming platform 17 Media, has raised US$25 million in a round led by Terry Tsang, CEO of Hong Kong-based mobile […]

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Despite security risks, IoT offers practical benefits for the business and at home


IoT involves storing and transacting vast amounts of data, but despite the potential privacy risks, there are numerous benefits for personal and business users Technology has made our lives easier and comfortable with new inventions turning up to the customer market every day. With the invention and connectivity between mobile application and internet, all our […]

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(Exclusive) Singapore’s digital assets exchange ecxx.com raises US$22M pre-Series A


ecxx.com will offer bespoke customer service for clients with a certain trading threshold, in addition to trading bonus cashback to users Singapore-based startup ecxx.com has raised US$22 million in pre-Series A funding from a group of investors, including a prominent crypto fund in Southeast Asia, its Co-founder and CEO Branson Lee told e27. “The funds raised from […]

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