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Omise lands $17.5M Series B to expand its Stripe-like service in Southeast Asia

Omise, a Bangkok-based payment enabler much like Stripe, has raised a $17.5 million Series B round to expand its reach across Southeast Asia. The company proves a payment gateway system that allows any retailer take credit card payments online. That’s long been a problem in Southeast Asia, which is compromised of six major countries, each of which requires a

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Lenddo to help Indian lenders assess small value customers better

Mumbai: Lenddo, a credit assessment financial technology company, has started discussions and is tying up with large banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to provide customer rating services using non-traditional tools. The company aims to use a mix of basic credit information from bureaus, bank data, digital footprint, psychometric analysis and application form analysis to

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Revealed: Top start-ups Singaporeans want to work for

A growing number of Singaporeans are seeking jobs in start-ups. More than 80% of respondents in CareerBuilder Singapore’s Employer of Choice 2016 survey cited more learning opportunities as the top reason for this decision. The other key push factors to working in start-ups are exposure to a wide spectrum of job roles (63%), and the

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REGARDLESS-OF-RACE campaign aims to curb the growing trend of ethnic exclusion in the local rental market

Singapore, 18th July 2016 – 99.co, Singapore’s fastest growing property portal, today announced the launch of its REGARDLESS-OF-RACE campaign, targeted at landlords, real estate agents and renters to take a stand against rental racial discrimination. Under this new initiative, landlords and agents are encouraged to be inclusive to all tenants through their 99.co rental listings.

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Back to Basics: The Hong Kong start-up taking on fashion giants

Luke Grana arrived in Hong Kong with no contacts, cold-calling ‘angel investors’ he’d found on LinkedIn armed with only his CV, a business plan, and some big ideas to overhaul fashion. In little more than two years, his eponymous clothing store amassed US$6 million (HK$46.5 million) in seed funding and has become the go-to shop

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SE Asian startups poised for growth

Golden Gate Ventures recently closed a new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem. The Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm sees opportunities in the region, which has already attracted more than $1.7 billion in investment capital this year, and is projected to draw $40 billion over the next 10 years. The Post’s Cam

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Pain over credit-card debt led to popular app’s launch

Piggipo’s sharp growth over past two years has seen it expand regionally Piggipo, a two-year-old company selling credit card management applications, has set a goal of raising series-A funding by the end of 2016 before actively exploring Southeast Asia in 2017. Chief executive Supichaya Surapunthu, 23, founded the company based on her experience as a

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