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Southeast Asia’s Fave raises $20M and adds mystery strategic investor from China – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s Fave raises $20M and adds mystery strategic investor from China – TechCrunch So you thought group-buying was dead?! Not in Southeast Asia where Fave, a company that aims to connect local merchants with customers using discount sales, has closed a $20 million Series B round as it explores expansion …

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India’s budget hotel network unicorn OYO expands into China – TechCrunch

India’s budget hotel network unicorn OYO expands into China – TechCrunch The tech world sees plenty of Chinese companies move into India — including the likes of Alibaba and Xiaomi — but few expand the other way. OYO Rooms, the billion-dollar Indian startup that pioneered budget hotel networks, is looking to …

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial fintech affiliate raises $14 billion to continue its global expansion – TechCrunch

Alibaba’s Ant Financial fintech affiliate raises $14 billion to continue its global expansion – TechCrunch Ant Financial, the financial services affiliate connected to Alibaba which operates the Alipay mobile payment service, has confirmed that it has closed a Series C funding round that totals an enormous $14 billion. The rumors …

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Jirnexu pulls in $11M for its financial comparison service in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Jirnexu pulls in $11M for its financial comparison service in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch It’s been a busy week for startup funding in Southeast Asia. Following big deals for Carro and Carousell, financial comparison startup Jirnexu is the latest to announce new capital after it closed an $11 million Series B …

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Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line’s VC arm – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line’s VC arm – TechCrunch iPrice, a service that aggregates Southeast Asia’s e-commerce websites in a single destination, has pulled in new funding led by messaging app Line’s VC arm, Line Ventures. The round is officially undisclosed, but TechCrunch …

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Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships – TechCrunch

Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships – TechCrunch Where the two companies are using price arbitrage between the costs of developers in emerging markets and coders in the U.S., Techtonic Group is simply offering access to talent. The company’s program pitches itself not just as …

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YC alum Dahmakan, a Kuala Lumpur-based food delivery startup, acquires Polpa to expand into Thailand – TechCrunch

Dahmakan, a vertically-integrated Malaysian meal delivery startup, announced today that it has acquired Polpa to enter Bangkok. Dahmakan was the first Malaysian startup to participate in Y Combinator and recently received a $2.6 million round of funding earmarked for its expansion into new markets. The company, which was launched in …

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