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Struggling e-commerce firm LightInTheBox completes $85M deal for Singapore’s Ezbuy – TechCrunch

Struggling e-commerce firm LightInTheBox completes $85M deal for Singapore’s Ezbuy – TechCrunch Southeast Asia is a growing digital marketplace and increasingly a focus for startups across the world but there haven’t been many exits. So it’s notable, then, that struggling Chinese discount e-commerce service LightInTheBox has closed its acquisition of …

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Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities – TechCrunch

Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities – TechCrunch Despite the rise in electric scooters in the U.S, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Asia — the region where bike-sharing foreshadowed the rise of e-scooters — has been left off the party. But e-scooters have quietly been …

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Topica raises $50M for its online learning services in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Topica raises $50M for its online learning services in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Vietnam’s startup ecosystem is making forward progress. Just a week after 500 Startups’ local entity closed a $14 million fund for early-stage investments, one of the country’s elder statesmen of startups — educational service Topica — has …

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WeChat e-wallet teams up with Line to target Japan’s 7M Chinese tourists – TechCrunch

WeChat e-wallet teams up with Line to target Japan’s 7M Chinese tourists – TechCrunch China’s biggest chat app WeChat is set to make its payments service more ubiquitous in Japan, a popular outbound desitnation for Chinese tourists. On Tuesday, the Tencent-run messenger unveils a partnership with Japan’s Line chat app …

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Enterprise messaging startup Eko Communications raises $20M for its European expansion – TechCrunch

Enterprise messaging startup Eko Communications raises $20M for its European expansion – TechCrunch After focusing on Asian markets, particularly in Southeast Asia, Bangkok-based Eko Communications is getting ready to take on Slack, Microsoft Teams, and other enterprise messaging apps in Europe. The startup announced today that it has raised a …

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Southeast Asia’s digital economy to triple to $240 billion by 2025 – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s digital economy to triple to $240 billion by 2025 – TechCrunch It may sit in the shade of China and India, but tech has real growth potential in Southeast Asia. Home to a cumulative 650 million people, the region’s digital economy is forecast to triple in size and …

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Sweet Escape connects travelers to photographers for truly Insta-worthy holiday pics – TechCrunch

Sweet Escape connects travelers to photographers for truly Insta-worthy holiday pics – TechCrunch The rise of smartphone cameras and social media in recent years has fuelled a new level of marking and sharing memories using photos, but one startup is betting that people are prepared to go the next level …

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Chinese WeWork rival Ucommune raises $200M to go after international growth – TechCrunch

Chinese WeWork rival Ucommune raises $200M to go after international growth – TechCrunch China’s Ucommune, the country’s largest rival to WeWork, has been on a busy acquisition spree to build out its domestic business and now it is looking at overseas opportunities after it closed a $200 million Series D …

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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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