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Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul is the Thailand correspondent for DEALSTREETASIA. She has worked as a journalist and fixer for international media organizations for 8 years.

During 2006, her final year as a journalism student at Thammasat University, she won two Young Journalist Awards as well as a scholarship to a training course at BBC World Headquarter in London. Once she came back, she started her career as a business reporter at The Nation, a leading English-language newspaper in Thailand, where she worked for four years and covered the government’s economic policies and corporates.

In order to enhance her business experience and broaden her journalism skills, she took a Master Degree in Business Administration (English Program) at Chulalongkorn University. She also became a freelance journalist, writer and fixer for local and international media organizations, including The Associated Press, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio (USA) and Vanity Fair.

She has covered a variety of lifestyle and travel stories as well as events of significant social, economic and political change. Recent examples include field producing for APTN during Bangkok’s 2014 red shirt political protests and subsequent coup.

Away from work, she is fond of traveling and trekking.

Exclusive: Shift Ventures to launch $10m VC fund in second half

Bangkok-based angel investment platform Shift Ventures is raising at least $10 million to launch its own venture capital fund in the second half of this year. The way that it forms the fund is quite different from other VC funds as it will mainly mobilise the funding from“ local individual… Read more »


Australia’s Odyssey PE raises $211m for debut fund

Odyssey Private Equity was set up by former Quadrant PE co-founder George Penklis


Venture-backed Lalamove to launch same-day delivery service in June

It will launch the service in Bangkok to test the operation.


Thai specialty chemical distributor Megachem to raise up to $5.4m in IPO

It is looking to sell 100 million shares at the price of 1.89 baht each.


Global Sports Commerce gets financing from BlackRock to fund M&As

The firm will acquire Screencorp in Australia and Oled & Carniegie in NZ.


Exclusive: Thai B2B fresh food e-marketplace Freshket raises 6-digit funding

FreshKet, a B2B online marketplace for restaurants and fresh food suppliers, has secured its first funding (six-digit USD) from 500 TukTuks and a local corporate venture capital fund, founder and chief executive officer Ponglada Paniangwet told DEALSTREETASIA. She did not comment on the exact amount raised, and also did not… Read more »


Thailand’s Ookbee Mall to shut down B2C online business in March

It is a JV between e-book store Ookbee and Japan’s BPO Transcosmos


Thai property developer Sansiri, SCB jointly launch Siri Venture

Siri Venture plans to invest around 100 million baht to 500 million baht in property-related innovation and startups in Thailand and Singapore.


Thai solar power producer Sermsang to divest 30% stake in IPO

In the filing, the company wants to use the IPO proceeds to expand the business domestically and internationally and repay the loan over the next three years.


Thailand: Ananda launches Urban Tech fund to invest in startups

It is the first Thai property developer to diversify itself into tech investments.