Asia Digest: BEST expands to three markets; Braingaze partners Ping An, 7invensun 

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Chinese supply chain and logistics provider BEST Inc. has launched parcel delivery services in three countries, while SOSV-backed digital therapeutic firm Braingaze has joined hands with Ping An Group and 7invensun.

BEST launches services in three countries

Chinese supply chain and logistics provider BEST Inc. on Friday announced that it has launched parcel delivery services in Singapore, and is also rolling out its services in Malaysia and Cambodia.

Last year, BEST rolled out its services in Thailand and Vietnam. The firm, backed by Alibaba, also expects to expand its international logistics solutions by launching cross-border services between China and the five markets in Southeast Asia this month. It plans to operate in Indonesia and the Philippines soon.

To meet the rising e-commerce demand and evolving customer needs, the firm will offer same or next day delivery service.

The firm is also eyeing opportunities in supply chain management, freight delivery, and truckload capacity brokerage.

Spain’s Braingaze signs partnership with Ping An, 7invensun

Spain-based digital therapeutic firm Braingaze on Friday announced that it has signed a partnership with China’s insurance giant Ping An Group and eye-tracking tech firm 7invensun.

Through the partnership, Braingaze will offer diagnostic solutions to children in China who are suffering from ADHD disorders, the company said in a statement.

Started in 2013, Braingaze utilises new technologies to provide early detection and treatment in cognitive health areas. It is raising a seed round led by VC firm SOSV and its accelerator Chinaccelerator, and Artesian Venture Partners.

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.