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In Photos: Bukalapak launches its second R&D centre in Surabaya


Bukalapak has opened an R&D centre in Bandung last year Indonesian e-commerce giant Bukalapak has opened its second R&D centre in the city of Surabaya today. The opening of the new R&D centre followed the launch of its first R&D centre in Bandung last year. In a press statement, the company said that Surabaya was […]

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The power of culture: how to hire and attract amazing people


A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation Before Amazon bought Zappos.com for US$1.2 billion, the online shoe retailer was already known for two things: exceptional customer service and a vibrant company culture. As CEO Tony Hsieh once said, “Zappos is a customer service company that just happens to sell shoes.” Zappos empowers its […]

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How Singapore’s employers can overcome talent shortages and skill gaps


See how employers, industry partners and job seekers can tap on expertise in job matching and career coaching for a win-win scenario This article was first published on Human Resources. Returning to work after a 20-year hiatus was a nerve-wracking experience for Allison Yeo*, who left her job in 1998 as a sales consultant in […]

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Axeleo Capital raises $51 million fund


Axeleo Capital has raised a $51 million fund (€45 million). Axeleo first started with an accelerator focused on enterprise startups. The firm is now all grown up with an acceleration program and a full-fledged VC fund. The accelerator is now called Axeleo Scale, while the fund is called Axeleo Capital. And it’s important to mention […]

Startup that helps hotels perfect their deals raises US$3.7M Series A


The money will be used to expand across Asia, trying to tap into a market of tens of thousands of independent hoteliers ZUZU, a startup that helps independent hoteliers with yield management, announced today it has raised a US$3.7 Series A led by Wavemaker Partners. Other investors included Golden Gate Ventures, Convergence Ventures, Alpha JWC […]

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Bangladesh’s ride-sharing, bus ticket booking app Shohoz raises funding


Shohoz facilitates transportation to short- and long-distance commuters, and helps smaller-scale restaurants and other business with sales and deliveries Shohoz, a super app that offers ridesharing, deliveries and travel/events ticketing services in Bangladesh, has closed new round of funding led by Vostok New Ventures, a Sweden-listed investment firm focused on online marketplaces. Others that have joined […]

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