E-commerce in Vietnam is still attractive: Tiki CEO


Tiki is among the few e-commerce platforms in Vietnam that have survived and continues to attract funding. It raised its first round of funding in 2012 from Cyberagent Ventures before securing a series B investment from Sumitomo Corporation. Last year, Southeast Asia’s first tech unicorn VNG Corporation had injected $17 million… Read more »

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(From left) Stayzilla founders Sachit Singhi, Yogendra Vasupal and Rupal Yogendra.
It may get worse before it gets better for Indian startups

By most accounts, Yogendra Vasupal, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chennai-based budget stays aggregator Stayzilla, is a decent human being and the least likely of people in India’s bustling start-up market to cheat anybody. Yet, on Tuesday, Vasupal was arrested by local authorities in Chennai on charges of defrauding… Read more »

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India: Consensus remains elusive on e-commerce policy

India is finding it difficult to reach consensus on a domestic e-commerce policy to effectively respond to a proposal of multilateral discipline in e-commerce as various government departments have contradictory views on the matter. Though India has publicly rejected the push from some members of the World Trade Organization (WTO)… Read more »

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