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Skills verification platform Indorse raises US$2M from India’s media group


The investment arm of India-based The Times Group plans to invest up to US$6.5 million to the Singaporean company Band Capital, the investment arm of India-based media group The Times Group, plans to invest up to US$6.5 million to Indorse, a skills verification platform based in Singapore. The initial investment is a convertible note at […]

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Tokopedia buys wedding directory BrideStory and children activity platform ParentStory


The acquisition was announced yesterday, June 19, by the CEO of Tokopedia, William Tanuwijaya Indonesian e-Commerce platform Tokopedia announced that it has acquired both BrideStory and ParentStory, the former being wedding directory platform and the latter a children activity marketplace. “Tokopedia’s mission has been about helping offline businesses thrives. We’ve been looking at wedding vendors, […]

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3 tips from a startup insider on how to grow and succeed in a startup


Working in a startup is very different from working in a large corporation The startup life is full of twists and turns. One moment a startup might be making a breakthrough, but the next moment the team might be collapsing due to many possible causes, such as mismanagement, investor conflicts, and more. Staying at a […]

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Founders Factory is going live in Paris


After London and Johannesburg, startup accelerator and incubator Founders Factory is launching a third city — Paris. Once again, the company is partnering with a corporate backer. And this time, insurance company Aviva France is backing Founders Factory Paris. Albin Serviant is heading the team in Paris and the plan is to hire 50 people. […]

CoHive raises US$13.5M+ in Series B funding round, aims for US$20M


CoHive will use the funding to add new co-working, co-living, and co-retail locations Co-working space operator CoHive announced a US$13.5 million Series B funding round led by Stonebridge Ventures. Other participating investors in the round included Kolon Investment, Stassets Investment, a local property developer as well as existing investors from the company’s Series A funding […]

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Slack prices IPO at $26 per share


Slack’s public debut is happening Thursday on the NYSE and the company has set a reference price of $26 per share for its direct listing, according to WSJ, which would value the company at around $15.7 billion. The company’s stock is expected to pop at open, according to the WSJ’s sources. Slack is pursuing a direct […]