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Grab lands $50M from Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank to further its fintech push – TechCrunch

Grab lands $50M from Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank to further its fintech push – TechCrunch Southeast Asia ride-hailing firm Grab is continuing to add strategic investors to its ongoing Series H round — which is targeted at over $3 billion — after it revealed Thai bank Kasikorn put in $50 million …

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Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific – TechCrunch

Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific – TechCrunch Gogoprint, a startup that is aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry in Southeast Asia, has pulled in a $7.7 million investment as prepares to expand its business in Asia Pacific. We first profiled Gogoprint in …

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Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables – TechCrunch

Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables – TechCrunch People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables today, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and …

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Hong Kong co-working startup Campfire pulls in $18M ahead of global expansion – TechCrunch

Hong Kong co-working startup Campfire pulls in $18M ahead of global expansion – TechCrunch WeWork may be doubling down on Asia, having initially focused its efforts on China, but that isn’t stopping local players from hatching ambitious expansion plans of their own. One of those eying new markets is Hong …

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Restaurant booking startup Eatigo chows down ~$10M more from TripAdvisor – TechCrunch

Restaurant booking startup Eatigo chows down ~$10M more from TripAdvisor – TechCrunch Eatigo, a Southeast Asia-based dining service that describes itself as an ‘anti-Groupon’ for restaurants, had a busy 2017 that saw it expand into a number of markets including India. Now it is primed to continue that growth further still …

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Everledger’s Kemp and Omise’s Hasegawa join TC Blockchain – TechCrunch

Blockchain technology and the decentralizing effects of distributed ledgers have enormous amounts of potential and may mean the Internet will never be the same again. The fact that one could eventually run vast applications without any servers is equally transformational. But it’s still very much a wild west out there …

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MIT aims to spark innovation in Southeast Asia with its Global Startup Workshop

MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s most hallowed educational institutions is turning its attention to Southeast Asia where it hopes to plant the seed of innovation among a new generation of potential entrepreneurs. That’s through MIT’s Global Startup Workshop (GSW), a 20-year-old conference on innovation and technology, which …

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Southeast Asia’s aCommerce lands $65M led by KRR-backed Emerald Media

Southeast Asia-based aCommerce, a startup that helps brands get into e-commerce and digital media in the fast-growing region, has pulled in $65 million in new funding led by Emerald Media, an Asian firm backed by global investor KKR. The Series B deal takes Bangkok-based aCommerce to $94 million raised to date. …

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