India Dealbook: Genext, Happn, WhatsLoan & Box8 raise funds

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Genext plans to use the money for increasing its team, strengthen its tech backbone and expand the services to new cities.

Indonesia DB: Indosat’s e-commerce site Cipika shuts down; Thai site Priceza launched

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E-commerce site Cipika, which is owned and operated by telco firm Indosat Ooredo, will cease operations by the 1st of June, the platform says on its website. Meanwhile, e-commerce price comparison site from Thailand, Priceza, is officially introduced in Jakarta after four years of operating in the country. Cipika Cipika… Read more »


Asean startup success depends on CEO transition, right talent: Report

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“Talent is by far the number one priority for startups.”


China: Co-working startup Mydream+ raises $20m in Series B led by Joy Capital

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Big Data credit assessment platform Wecash and venture capital firm K2VC also participated.


UrWork takes on WeWork in fight for shared spaces

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UrWork was valued at $1.3 billion after merging with smaller rival last month.


Indian sports training startup TSC hires banker to raise funding

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It offers coaching services in soccer, tennis, basketball and badminton


India: Shekhar Gupta’s The Print raises funds from Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani, Uday Kotak

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The anchor investors—the list also has Biocon Ltd founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Bangalore-based tech-entrepreneur Rajiv C. Mody and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma—will hold close to 20% equity in Printline Media.


Myanmar online job portal JobNet.com.mm gets seven-digit Series A

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This comes two months after ShweProperty.com received a six-digit sum.


Exclusive: Philippines’ Acudeen goes on a financial inclusion mission

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Partnering with businesses, govt and IFC to promote financial inclusion


Can Practo take the next big leap forward?

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Unlike many cash-guzzling start-ups, Practo took almost two years to raise any venture capital.