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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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Carousell: The Amazon of Southeast Asia?

JJ Chai, vice president international at Carousell, discusses his mobile and online marketplace, how they differentiate themselves from competitors and where he sees growth. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Harsha Subramaniam and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets.” Watch the interview coverage below:   Original article appeared on Bloomberg

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Easy Way to Install and Discover Apps with Aptoide

Easy ways to install and discover apps with Aptoide

Aptoide – The advent of Smartphones that has opened the world to unlimited possibilities has further led to massive downloading of mobile applications for different purposes, be it utilities, news, entertainment, lifestyle, productivity, games or social networking. With eight million mobile app users in India, and a plethora of apps at our disposal, discovering apps

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The Stripe Ecosystem in one Visualization

The Stripe Ecosystem In One Giant Visualization

It seems Stripe is living up to the hype. The fintech unicorn was just revalued at $9 billion after its latest round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners and CapitalG, the investment arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. The new financing, which almost doubled Stripe’s valuation, occurred despite a general slow-down in venture

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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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