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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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Go-Jek plans to raise $2B more for Southeast Asia ride-hailing battle – TechCrunch

Go-Jek plans to raise $2B more for Southeast Asia ride-hailing battle – TechCrunch Indonesia’s Go-Jek is planning to raise $2 billion from investors to fuel its ride-hailing battle with Grab in Southeast Asia. Go-Jek raised $1.5 billion earlier this year from investors that include Chinese trio Tencent, Meituan and JD.com, …

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Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to $1 billion – TechCrunch

Playing the global game, Sequoia can cut checks for up to $1 billion – TechCrunch As the shadow of SoftBank (and its $100 billion fund) looms large over the investment landscape, Sequoia Capital is pushing the upper limits of the checks it’s willing to write to global growth-stage companies up …

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Musical.ly investor bets on internet radio with $17M deal for Korea’s Spoon Radio – TechCrunch

Musical.ly investor bets on internet radio with $17M deal for Korea’s Spoon Radio – TechCrunch One of the early backers of Musical.ly, the short video app that was acquired for $1 billion, is making a major bet that internet radio is one of the next big trends in media. Goodwater …

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Grab picks up $2 billion more to fuel growth in post-Uber Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Grab picks up $2 billion more to fuel growth in post-Uber Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Grab, the ride-hailing service that struck a deal to take Uber out of Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion in new capital as it seeks to go beyond ride-hailing to offer more on-demand services. …

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Go-Jek kicks off Southeast Asia expansion with Vietnam launch – TechCrunch

Go-Jek kicks off Southeast Asia expansion with Vietnam launch – TechCrunch Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-sharing company valued at $5 billion, has begun its ambitious plan to increase its rivalry with Grab by expanding into three new markets after it opened shop in Vietnam. The service — which is known as Go-Viet …

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Vietnam’s Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities

Vietnam’s Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities Vietnam’s securities regulator has warned industry companies and funds in the country to avoid activities related to cryptocurrencies. In an announcement this week, Viet Nam News reported Wednesday, the State Securities Commission (SSC) said firms should avoid issuance, transactions or brokerage of cryptos, …

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Vietnam’s new cyber security law draws concern for restricting free speech – TechCrunch

Vietnam’s new cyber security law draws concern for restricting free speech – TechCrunch Big tech firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter have expressed major concern after Vietnam’s government passed a law that promises to introduce tighter restrictions on free speech online. The new regulation passed this week strengthens the government’s …

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Indonesia’s EV Hive raises $20M for its co-working business to rival WeWork – TechCrunch

Indonesia’s EV Hive raises $20M for its co-working business to rival WeWork – TechCrunch WeWork is setting its sights on Southeast Asia, but that isn’t stopping local rivals from building up there business. In Indonesia, EV Hive — a co-working brand first started by a VC firm — has pulled …

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