EU represents a huge, investor-friendly market: Jana Zilcayova

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Connecting the growing markets of Southeast Asia and Central Europe mutually benefits the business communities, investors and entrepreneurs, as well as bridging the economic gap. With the upcoming EU-Singapore FTA (EUSFTA) finalised but yet to be ratified, the Singapore-Central European Chamber of Commerce (SCECHAM) and other entities are laying the foundations for businesses to… Read more »

ZipMatch to finish 3rd funding round, starts PH expansion

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Online real estate startup ZipMatch said it is nearing the completion of its third round of funding. This was a follow up to its P24.4 million ($550,000) seed round from various investors; the company has already raised a total of P44.5 million ($1 million) seed fund since its founding in 2012…. Read more »


PortfolioMNL plans to be PH’s largest community for creative professionals

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After a year of product development, Philippine tech startup PortfolioMNL is launching a platform to host the country’s largest community of creative professionals. PortfolioMNL CEO and co-founder Rina Malonzo, in an interaction with DEALSTREETASIA, not only gave a detailed background of the company but also revealed updates in implementing their business… Read more »


AutoDeal to expand in SEA, launch new verticals

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As it gained foothold in the local motoring industry, Philippine startup AutoDeal is now planning to expand its business across countries in SEA.


PH startup Hiraya mulls regional expansion

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Philippine-based startup Hiraya Water Solution is looking at expanding overseas.


TimeFree Innovations gaining more traction in eliminating queueing

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Capitalizing on the pain points that queueing brings to people and businesses, Philippine-based startup TimeFree Innovations is gaining traction by making it less miserable to wait in line. The tagline sums it up: Life is too short to wait in line. Very few activities can match the boredom, irritation, and… Read more »


PH startup Tambio takes a chance on expansion

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From a popular game of chance to a typical fundraiser tool for community organisations (like the church groups and service clubs) and now a modern marketing and promotion tool in larger retail organisations – the humble raffle has many avatars. Filipino tech startup Tambio provides solution for the digital raffle, both from… Read more »


‘Second-wave startups can expand beyond VN’

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The second wave of business startups in Vietnam (after the first ones emerged around 2007-2008) is attracting more attention both from the government and the international community. Aside from partnering the Vietnam Silicon Valley project, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam has also tied up with the government of Finland,… Read more »


Alt funding, wealth mgmnt ripe for FinTech: Liolios

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Seeking to produce a new breed of high- growth startups in the financial technology space, Europe based accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech launched the Asian edition of its programme in Singapore, in November 2014. The accelerator provides funding, mentoring, office space and an access to a network of – industry partners, investors and venture capital firms – to… Read more »


Local issues are startup opportunities: IMJ’s Saito

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On a lookout for promising startups, Japanese startup accelerator IMJ Investment Partners claims to have found a gold mine of high-potential startups in the region of Southeast Asia. In fact, the accelerator has decided to dedicate its resources and its VC(venture capital) fund to support enterprises in the region and… Read more »