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Women Focused Startup Orami Targets SE Asia

Shannon Kalayanamitr, co-founder and group CMO at Orami, discusses her female focused e-commerce startup, the company’s acquisitions and the challenges the company faces as a startup. She speaks to Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets” from Singapore.   Watch the interview coverage below:     Original article appeared on Bloomberg

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Stripe’s valuation nearly doubles to $9.2 billion with latest funding

Digital payments company Stripe Inc has raised a fresh round of funding that nearly doubles its valuation to $9.2 billion, the company said on Monday. San Francisco-based Stripe raised $150 million in a funding round that closed this week, said Chief Financial Officer Will Gaybrick. The round brings the company’s total fundraising to $450 million.

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Singaporean marketplace Carousell expands to Australia

One of Asia’s largest mobile classifieds marketplaces, Carousell, is expanding to Australia, hoping to tap into the country’s thriving ecommerce industry. The company, which has raised more than $54 million to date from some of the world’s most renowned venture capital companies, including Sequoia Capital and Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups, is opening a Melbourne office

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GRANA Announces Honest Approach to Retail’s Best Kept, Worst Secret – Pricing Tactics

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — International e-Commerce fashion start-up GRANA, committed to designing quality wardrobe essentials at only a 2-3 times markup, is launching its No-markup sale on www.grana.com starting 22 November offering US customers a selection of its wardrobe essentials at cost price. Mongolian cashmere starting US $45 (originally US$ 99), Chinese silk tops from US$14 and

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Omise first in Thailand to get milestone card security compliance certification

Omise, the region’s leader in online payment processing and risk management, has achieved the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 – meaning it can to handle all credit card storage, processing and transmission. The company received this compliance from the PCI Council for its online payment platform, making it the first

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ServisHero start-up wins award at ‘ITU Telecom World’

SERVISHERO yesterday beat more than 35 start-ups to receive the top ITU Telecom World Award. ServisHero is a marketplace that improves the way local services are discovered and delivered in Southeast Asia. Launched in June, ServisHero links more than 1,000 cleaners, technicians, teachers and other service providers to customers each month. ServisHero has received more

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AI-enabled customer insight app Perx enters Malaysia with fresh funding

Singapore-based customer loyalty startup Perx has raised a strategic round of funding from Malaysia-based RHL Ventures, it was announced today. The amount is undisclosed. Perx started out as a consumer-facing mobile app for gathering loyalty points from participating businesses. Last year, the startup added a business-to-business component, helping corporate clients with customer engagement and loyalty.

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Marvel acquires prototyping tool POP

Back in May, Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, was acqui-hired by Priceline, leaving POP’s future a little uncertain. Today that uncertainty comes to an end with news that the U.K.’s Marvel, a rival web and app design platform, has acquired the company’s tech and user-base and will soon migrate POP’s 500,000 users

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