Asean Digest: The FinLab launches in Thailand; Iflix partners Globe, Telkomsel

The FinLab has launched its accelerator programme in Thailand while iflix has partnered with telecom service providers in the Philippines and Indonesia for content and distribution.

The FinLab accelerator launches in Thailand

The FinLab, powered by United Overseas Bank (UOB), has launched its accelerator programme in Thailand to support small and medium sized enterprises, according to an announcement.

The launch of the three-month-long ‘Smart Business Transformation Programme’ in Thailand will help participating SMEs refine their business models and adopt digital solutions.

The programme in Thailand is supported by United Overseas Bank (Thailand) (UOB (Thai)) and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) of Thailand.

“Through our new programme and with the support from UOB (Thai) and depa, we aim to push innovation boundaries and to forge new partnerships,” said Felix Tan, Managing Director, The FinLab.

Thailand is the first market outside Singapore to offer the business transformation programme. Through its Singapore programme launched in August, FinLab has helped 11 SMEs to deepen their digital capabilities.

iflix partners Globe Telecom, Indonesia’s Telkomsel

iflix, that offers entertainment services for emerging markets, has forged strategic partnerships with Globe Telecom from the Philippines and PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel) from Indonesia to expand its offerings on content  distribution, according to an announcement.

iflix and Globe Telecom will co-produce a slate of all new original content aimed at Filipino audience. And, Telkomsel subscribers will get access to iflix content at a specific rate. iflix is now available to over one billion consumers throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.