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Grana is opening a pop-up store in Singapore for 4 weeks

Shopaholics, it’s time to loosen your purse strings. Minimalist brand Grana is opening a pop-up store in the quaint neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru for 4 weeks starting from March 4.   The pop-up store will carry its newest Spring/Summer collection as well as Grana’s best-selling classic styles in Chinese silk, Peruvian pima cotton, Japanese denim, French linen and

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Omise and ETDA Sign MoU to Improve Thailand’s Digital ID Program

Omise, the popular blockchain-oriented company, recently signed a Memorandum of understanding with ETDA. This Thai government agency will collaborate with Omise on building a national eKYC portal. It is the first venture of its kind to become available in Thailand. Both entities will focus on exchanging information, experience, and technical information. This MoU was signed by both parties in

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Marketplace for elderly care raises funding from prominent VCs

As tech startups turn toward the healthcare space, one particular segment of the population stands to benefit the most: the elderly. Aging population is one of Singapore’s key demographic problems – 12.4 percent of the city-state’s 5.5 million people were over 65 in 2016, up from 8.4 percent a decade before. Many of these senior citizens require

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Indonesia’s Printerous raises $1.4M to digitize traditional printing

Printerous, an Indonesia startup that is bringing the country’s printing industry into the digital era, has raised $1.4 million. The round was led by Golden Gate Ventures with participation from U.S. firm Sovereign’s Capital and Indonesian conglomerate Gunung Sewu Kencana. The two-year-old company is using the internet to make traditional printing more efficient and convenient. Printerous started

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Avoid these mistakes that doom many start-ups

Runaway start-up successes such as Alibaba and Uber have prompted big dreams from Silicon Valley to Beijing. But before quitting your day jobs, checkout this list of common mistakes below. Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in Southeast Asian startups, partnered with INSEAD business school to issue a report outlining some of the

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Singapore-based 99.co launches its official entry to the Indonesian market

99.co has been operating in the Indonesian market since 2015, but back then their business activities were focussed on research and market analysis Property listing site 99.co debuts its international expansion by making its official launch in the Indonesian market on Monday. Founded in Singapore in 2014, the startup has been operating in the Indonesian market since

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Ayannah Wins the Fintech Finals 2017

HONG KONG, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ayannah, a mature stage startup from the Philippines, was deemed the ‘Best in Show’ by the judges at the Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong brought to you by Visa, as part of the StartmeupHK Festival. Twenty-three startup finalists had six minutes to

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Carousell acquires Malaysian mobile classifieds start-up Duriana

SINGAPORE: Online marketplace Carousell has expanded its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region with the acquisition of Malaysian-based mobile classifieds start-up Duriana, it announced on Thursday (Jan 5). In a media release, Carousell said the deal means it has become the top mobile classifieds player in Malaysia, and gives it a “significant boost” in the Philippines.

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