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Tokopedia begins talks for last funding round prior to IPO

SoftBank- and Alibaba-backed unicorn Tokopedia has initiated discussions with potential investors for a private funding round, which is likely to be its last before a dual stock market listi
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Ritesh Agarwal to invest $700M in Oyo’s new $1.5B financing round

India’s largest budget lodging startup Oyo Hotels and Homes said today it plans to raise about $1.5 billion as part of a new financing round as the startup looks to expand its footprints in
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How SoftBank-backed Grofers is taking on India’s online grocery market

At a time when India’s US$600 billion grocery delivery market has become the new battleground for ecommerce giants Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, SoftBank-backed online grocer Grofers ma...
Dunzo

Google-backed delivery firm Dunzo bags $45m in Lightbox-led round

India-based hyperlocal delivery firm Dunzo has raised US$45 million in a round led by new investor Lightbox. South Korea’s STIC Ventures and US-based 3L Capital also participated
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Indian accounting app Khatabook bags $25m in series A funding

India-based Khatabook, an accounting service provider for small and medium-sized enterprises in the country, has raised US$25 million in a series A funding round from a slew of high-profile
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Alibaba-backed Hellobike bags new funds as it marches into ride-hailing

2018 has been a rough year for China’s bike-sharing giants. Alibaba-backed Ofopulled out of dozens of international cities as it fought with a severe cash crunch. Tencent-backed Mobike ...
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Without a search engine, Google do still doing 5 things in china

Google’s plan to build a censored search engine in China have ground to a halt. Engineers on the so-called “Project Dragonfly” are no longer allowed to view search queries fr...
tokopedia

Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank  a...
oracle

Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along

Diane Greene  announced on Friday that she was stepping down after three years running Google’s cloud business. She will stay on until the first of the year to help her successor, Thomas Kur
Shyft

Shyft raises $6.5M to help retail and service workers swap shifts

Anyone that has experience in the service or retail industry knows swapping shifts can be a logistical nightmare that leaves employees in trouble with management or stuck working during a fr
tiktok

TikTok Beats Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & YouTube in downloads last month

Beijing-based ByteDance’s 2017 acquisition of tween and teen-focused social app Musical.ly is paying off. The company this year merged Musical.ly with its own short video app TikTok as a mea
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Silicon Valley’s sovereign wealth problem

It’s time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive reach and influence in the US
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Entrepreneur First, the company builder lands in Bangalore

London-based Entrepreneur First (EF) has expanded its Asia footprint. The company builder announced today that it has brought its “talent first” accelerator program to Bangalore, India – its...
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Google launches new travel-planning tools

Slowly but surely, Google  is expanding its portfolio of travel offerings that now range from hotel- and flight-booking services to trip planning tools. Today, it’s launching yet another...
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Amazon web service plans $1b investment in Indonesia

American tech giant Amazon is planning a 14 trillion-rupiah (SS1.3 billion) foray into Indonesia, in another major investment in the South-east Asian digital economy. The plan was conveyed t...
taxify scooty game

Taxify is entering the e-scooter game

Estonian ride-hailing company Taxify will compete with Bird and Lime in Europe with its new brand of e-scooters, called Bolt, launching in Paris on Thursday. The company has rolled the sc

Warren Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway invests Rs 2500 crore in Paytm

Berkshire Hathaway Inc is looking to invest Rs 2,500 crore ($356 million) in the Indian company behind digital payments firm Paytm, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal, i
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Walmart Acquired 77 Percent Stake in Flipkart

Recently walmart buy a India's big company e-commerce Flipkart Now walmart says it has acquired 77 percent stake in flipkart. According to a statement, Walmart now holds approximate...

Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT

The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands, including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger  and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in ...
grab

Grab start online medicine delivery and medical consultations

Grab launch online medicine delivery , medical consultation and appointment bookings . Grab is continuing its relentless march towards becoming Southeast Asia’s “superapp.”  The region’s
swiggy

Swiggy snaps up Indian on-demand delivery app Scooty

Food ordering and delivery platform, Swiggy, has announced the all-cash acquisition of Mumbai-based on-demand delivery platform Scootsy, an intra-city service that gets restaurant and gourme...
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Next startup hub Thailand , but talent remains an issue

This is a only Tech Tea opinions from the Asian tech community on startup, entrepreneurship, and tech topics. Govt. of Thai has a big ambition of building startup hub in Thailand  and the
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Tesla Making a Surfboard worth $1500…?

Tesla is no stranger to branded merch. Its got the standard company swag — the hats, the shirts, and the mugs. It’s got quirkier stuff, like miniature Teslas for kids and USB chargers shaped
 
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