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9 epic speakers making the Manila Academy Roadshow better than Sinigang


The final stage of our incredible Southeast Asia roadshow takes the team to Manila to meet the best and brightest of Philippines tech Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and now Manila, the Academy roadshow enters its final stage on Thursday. Over the past month, we have heard from e-commerce CEOs, Malaysian VCs and Indonesian media pros. […]

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5 alarming facts about Indonesia’s startup ecosystem


Statistics and reality are totally different matters Indonesia is an exciting market. The demographic composition has great economic potential. The large and young population as well as the growing consuming power of the middle class make this archipelagic state a perfect market to enter and start their startup adventure. Ideal and desirable as it sounds, […]

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Today’s top tech news, October 23: Temasek Holdings invests in GoEuro, Vertex invests in Binance


Also, Beam raises US$4.6 million, Neat raises US$3 million, and more Today’s news roundup features a bunch of interesting funding announcements. Temasek Holdings invests in GoEuro – [press release] Singapore government-backed investment firm Temasek Holdings and Swedish investment company Kinnevik AB have led a US$150 million investment round in Berlin-based transport booking platform GoEuro. Participating […]

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Tier, the Berlin-based scooter rental startup, raises €25M as European e-scooter market heats up


Tier, one of a number of electric scooter rental startups based in Berlin, has raised a chunky €25 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is VC fund Northzone, with participation from existing investors Speedinvest, and Point Nine. The investment marks the biggest financial backing for a European company in the space, and, according […]

Berlin’s Emil launches pay-per-mile car insurance


Emil, a new startup from the founders of Movinga, has launched what it claims is Germany’s first pay-per-mile car insurance that measures miles in real-time. Aimed at drivers who do less than 6,200 miles per year on average (or roughly 120 miles per week) — which we’re told accounts for 49 percent of German drivers — […]

What should startups consider before implementing blockchain technology?


It is important to note that similar concerns and questions were being asked by entrepreneurs decades ago, pertaining to the internet and mobile tech, respectively As blockchain technology continues to attract a wide range of organisations from long-standing enterprises and multinational corporations to ambitious startups, business leaders need to be savvy and do their research […]

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