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EY to facilitate more SE Asia investments through startup-investor speed-dating MATCH


EY is the facilitator of Meet Asean’s Talents and Champions by Monetary Authority of Singapore in the third Singapore Fintech Festival Ernst & Young has opened an opportunity for Southeast Asia’s startups to get a share in a total of US$6.2 billion capital, to be deployed within this year. EY came back to Singapore as […]

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After landing Vertex investment, Binance to launch crypto exchange in Singapore


The exchange is a strategic move by Binance to build-out its fiat services as the service is currently best-suited for coin-to-coin trading Binance, a blockchain company that runs one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced today it has raised investment from Vertex Ventures to open a crypto-to-fiat exchange in Singapore. The goal is to launch […]

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Scooter-sharing startup from former Uber exec raises US$6.4 million


The startup will roll out its service soon and then will expand to Malaysia, Australia and South Korea Beam, a Singapore-based startup that provides an online e-scooter sharing platform, has announced it has raised US$6.4 million (S$9 million) in a seed funding round led by Sequoia India, Founders Fund, ZhenFund, and Class 5 Global. Other […]

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Cowboy, the Belgian e-bike startup, raises €10M Series A


Cowboy, the Belgium startup that’s designed and sells a smarter electronic bicycle, has raised €10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous backers Index Ventures, and Hardware Club. The new capital will be used to scale operations, and expand beyond Belgum into Germany, U.K., Netherlands, and […]

Lime is building its first scooter “lifestyle brand store” in LA


How can Lime differentiate its scooters and bikes from the piles of Birds and Spins filling Los Angeles sidewalks? Apparently with a physical storefront where it can convince customers of the wonders of on-demand mobility. According to a job listing from Lime seeking a “Retail Store Manager”, the startup plans to open a “lifestyle brand […]

Minds, the blockchain-based social network, grabs a $6M Series A


Minds, a decentralized social network, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s venture arm. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne will join the Minds Board of Directors. What is a decentralized social network? The creators, who originally crowdfunded their product, see it as an anti-surveillance, anti-censorship, and anti-“big tech” platform that ensures […]