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Online fashion retailer Grana raises $10M led by Alibaba’s entrepreneurship fund

Grana, a two-year-old online fashion retailer based in Hong Kong, has announced that it has raised $10 million in fresh funding led by Alibaba’s entrepreneurship fund. This is the startup’s Series A round, and it follows $6 million in previous seed funding. The round is led by Alibaba’s Hong Kong-based fund, which was announced last

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Helping firms sail through sales, inventory processes: TradeGecko co-founder and chief executive Cameron Priest

The tedious work involved in selling a product may surprise many aspiring entrepreneurs, who could find themselves caught up in layers of sales, purchasing and inventory processes. As the tech start-up scene slowly matures in Singapore, one firm has come along to tackle that issue. TradeGecko, an inventory management system provider, aims to help merchants

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Waygo Translation App takes you out for Chinese

Ryan  Rogowski, CEO and Cofounder of San Francisco based Waygo Translation App believes that within our lifetime, we’ll be able to translate and speak multiple languages fluently with the help of technology. “I think language as a barrier is being solved and it’s an exciting time to be part of the industry. With globalization happening

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Perx says “G’day, mate!” to a partnership with Australia’s Complex Interactions

Singapore-based mobile customer engagement and loyalty platform provider Perx today announced that it has signed a master reseller agreement with Australian customer engagement and loyalty startup Complex Interactions. Perx also announced that it has hired N. Vijayan as regional sales director in Malaysia. The agreement and the new appointment aimed to strengthen Perx’s reach in

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Jojonomic secures US$1.5M to help Southeast Asia manage its finances

Indonesian fintech startup Jojonomic has raised US$1.5 million in a funding round led by Maloekoe Ventures, with participation from Golden Gate Ventures, Fenox VC, and East Ventures. The startup plans to use the funding to launch new features and expand to new markets.   As per a Daily Social report in May this year, Jojonomic is also planning to enter the Southeast

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Lenddo and FKBCG Create Joint Venture in Korea

NEW YORK, United States, Sept. 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Lenddo, the world’s first and leading expert in credit decisioning using non-traditional data and FK BCG, Korea’s leader in credit scoring consulting today announced the establishment of a new company, Lenddo Korea. Lenddo Korea will allow financial institutions to make better decisions

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Carousell acquihires personal safety app Watch Over Me, plans to double product team in 2016

Exactly a month after Carousell announced its US$35 million Series B funding, the Singapore-based P2P marketplace revealed today that it has acquihired Watch Over Me’s engineering and product teams. Based in Malaysia, Watch Over Me, which has now shut its doors, was a personal safety app that allowed people to pre-select contacts on their phone who could keep track of their

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App Speeds Car Insurance Claim

CLAIM DI, a Series A insurance tech startup, yesterday announced a new service called Claim Di K4K, short for “knock for knock”, to allow people who have a minor collision to make a car insurance claim themselves simply by shaking their mobile phones near each other. The service will be offered to holders of first

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