Malaysia-based healthtech startup Naluri Hidup recently announced that it has secured US$1.1 million in a pre-Series A funding round that was led by Duopharma Biotech, a leading pharmaceutical company based in Malaysia; M Venture Partners, an early stage venture investor based in Singapore; and RHL Ventures, a multi-family private investment…Continue Reading

CloudEats is a Philippines-based food and beverages services startup that operates the country’s largest cloud kitchen, serving more than three thousand customers daily with their hot, freshly cooked and affordable meals. The cloud kitchen startup only recently established itself in the middle of 2019, but already has its sights set…Continue Reading

For the region of Southeast Asia, tourism is a major pillar that supports the livelihoods of many of its people and inhabitants. As the progress of technology inevitably marches on, many enterprising businesses and individuals have taken advantage of the latest developments to advance the tourism sector in their countries….Continue Reading

Mighty Jaxx, a prestigious art and toy collectible design studio startup based in Singapore, successfully completed a pre-Series A financing round when the collectibles specialist secured US$3.1 million recently. It was disclosed that the latest financing was led by KB Investment, one of South Korea’s foremost venture capital firms and…Continue Reading

Indonesia-based Halodoc, an aspiring unicorn healthtech startup, along with regional unicorn superapp Gojek, recently collaborated together with Indonesia’s Mitra Keluarga Hospital and Kemayoran Complex Management Center (PPKK) to initiate free massive rapid covid-19 testing for the inhabitants of the city of Jakarta that will run from early to mid April…Continue Reading


Amidst the contagious COVID-19 pandemic, several tech startups from around the world have stepped up to contribute their efforts to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak. One such deep tech startup is Indonesia-based Nusantics, which specializes in the field of genomics. The innovative startup, which is backed by East Ventures, a…Continue Reading

Zenius Education

Indonesia-based edutech startup Zenius Education has formed a joint collaborative initiative with regional unicorn Gojek to introduce free digital educational services, which include live sessions, on the super app’s platform. This is in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak that has befallen the world’s largest island nation, which has kept…Continue Reading

Singapore-headquartered people analytics startup EngageRocket recently announced that it has secured approximately US$2 million in a Series A funding round led by Singapore-based venture capital firm Qualgro. Qualgro – whose name is a combination of the words ‘quality’ and ‘growth’ – mainly focuses their investments at Series A and Series…Continue Reading

Regional superapp unicorn Grab and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) recently announced a strategic joint initiative to pilot a fourteen week accelerator program, Grab Ventures Ignite (GVI), with the aim of supporting startups based in Singapore to explore new markets abroad in the region. It is understood that the…Continue Reading