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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.

Singapore VC Sirius, Dutch SLJ inject $600K funding in Israel’s Hargol FoodTech

Hargol FoodTech is an Israeli startup that pioneered sustainable grasshopper farming to yield consumable protein. It plans to use the latest funding to increase production capacity to solidify its position as a global provider of alternative protein.


China Digest: F1 Oncology, Panda Insurance, Moredian, Hongliyu Cinema raise funds

Chinese startups Panda Insurance, Moredian, Hongliyu Cinema have received funding in multiple deals while a US biotech firm has secured funding from a Shanghai enterprise, according to China Money Network. F1 Oncology secures $10m F1 Oncology, a US-based biotech firm discovering and developing adoptive cellular therapies for solid tumors, has… Read more »


Thai startups pocket record $120m funding in 2017, to see fiercer competition this year

The second half of 2017 saw Thai startups bagging plush investments, including aCommerce, which raised $65 million in a Series B round in November, Zilingo ($17 million) and Pomelo ($19 million), thereby pushing the total deal value over $100 million.


VIG Partners acquires Korean footwear fabric maker Youyoung for $206m

It made the acquisition through a special purpose vehicle jointly set up with Youyoung founder and CEO Jung Ho-tae.


Investments in lifestyle brands a natural extension of property development biz: Sansiri’s Thavisin

The company is targeting a larger international presence and a bigger lifestyle play to fulfil its ambitions of becoming a global brand. 


IFC may extend $90m debt to Philippines’ Energy Development Corp

Around 32 per cent stake in EDC is held by a consortium comprising funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and GIC-backed Arran Investment.


IFC considering $30m convertible loan to HK-listed renewable energy firm Concord

The loan is to support Concord to construct two wind energy projects of 100 MW each in Henan province in China.


China Digest: Lizhi.FM, Guomai, AISEC, Huada Empyrean raise funding

Lizhi.FM, a Chinese radio mobile app developer and podcast sharing platform, has raised $50 million in series D round led by Orchid Asia Group.


Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi reportedly acquires bike-sharing firm Bluegogo

The acquisition is seen as a shortcut for Didi to jumpstart its own bike sharing business.


Thailand: Bhiraj REIT to raise up to $159m; Asia Biomass files for IPO

After selling the trust units, the Bhiraj Office REIT will invest in assets with a value of not more than 6.6 billion baht ($203 million).