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With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia – TechCrunch

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia – TechCrunch The quintessential venture capitalist’s uniform consists of a pair of designer jeans, a Patagonia fleece vest and $95 wool sneakers. The company behind the shoes, Allbirds, entered the unicorn club this morning …

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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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Singapore Moves to Help Crypto Startups Receive Banking Services

Singapore Moves to Help Crypto Startups Receive Banking Services The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s central bank, is working to ensure cryptocurrency startups receive domestic banking services as part of the country’s efforts to boost fintech development. In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Ravi Menon, the institution’s …

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Tencent backs fintech firm Voyager to set up battle with Alibaba in the Philippines – TechCrunch

Tencent backs fintech firm Voyager to set up battle with Alibaba in the Philippines – TechCrunch China’s internet battle is rapidly reproducing itself in Southeast Asia. One new hotspot is the Philippines, where Tencent just agreed to invest in Voyager, a fintech business started by telecom firm PLDT. The deal …

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Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC – TechCrunch

Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for international expansion with a $10 million round …

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Go-Jek is close to launching a ride-hailing service in Singapore – TechCrunch

Go-Jek is close to launching a ride-hailing service in Singapore – TechCrunch Indonesia’s ride-sharing startup Go-Jek plans to land in Singapore, its arch-rival Grab’s front lawn, as soon as this month as its regional expansion program gains speed, TechCrunch has come to understand. Go-Jek has grown to become a $5 …

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Crypto giant Binance looks to the future with fiat trading and a decentralized exchange – TechCrunch

Crypto giant Binance looks to the future with fiat trading and a decentralized exchange – TechCrunch Binance, the one-year-old startup that appeared from nowhere to become the world’s top crypto exchange, is making major moves as it enters the next phase of its business. That includes a plan to offer …

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Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over ‘anti-competitive’ merger – TechCrunch

Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over ‘anti-competitive’ merger – TechCrunch Uber and Grab have been hit with combined fines of $9.5 million after their merger deal was found to have violated Singapore’s anti-competition laws. Grab acquired (and then merged/closed) Uber’s Southeast Asia business in March, but the …

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Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch

Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial regulator openly discussed its views …

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