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December 07, 2020
December 07, 2020

Durians Daily #146: This Hong Kong startup may be the key to traveling safely in the pandemic; Carousell’s second-hand marketplace gives the needy a second chance; Thousands of small businesses in Bayuwangi to benefit from Grab’s technology

Getting ready for takeoff Founder and CEO of 500-backed digital health startup Prenetics, Danny Yeung, spoke to Tatler Hong Kong about his journey starting with consumer genetic testing to being at the “forefront, not just in Hong Kong, but in...
December 04, 2020
December 04, 2020

Durians Daily #145: This country has raised more than 60% of the IPO values in Southeast Asia in 2020; Australians to gain better access to education on e-scooter safety; Australian rocket company to go farther in space with new agreement

Defying economic gravityA Deloitte report showed 100 IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) across Southeast Asia have raised ~US$6.44 billion so far.Thailand is leading the charge with 23 IPOs totaling ~US$3.94 billion raised, up from last year’s ~US$3 ...
December 03, 2020
December 03, 2020

Durians Daily #144: Indonesians to enjoy better income and cleaner air with Grab’s green mission; This Christmas, Carousellers can socially distance on a discount; Meat-lovers are leading the Asian plant-based movement

Going electric for the environment500-backed super app Grab is on a mission: to help Indonesia go green.In November, the archipelago’s power producer PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) signed a four-way Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) — with Hyu...
December 02, 2020
December 02, 2020

Durians Daily #143: How does Supahands COO ensure we have diversity in AI?; Free weekly resource for #PositiveParenting while in lockdown; 2+ million small businesses are managed online thanks to this bookkeeping app

Crowdsourcing an unbiased AIThe field of artificial intelligence (AI) traces its origins to the 1950s. While a McKinsey report stated development in this area “lags behind” in the ASEAN region, Singapore was cited to be active in the field, with “...
December 01, 2020
December 01, 2020

Durians Daily #142: This startup is helping bring fans back to Premier League games; “Customers’ faith” in used cars marked by 100,000th seller on Carsome; How much do K-pop fans in Southeast Asia spend? Read the iPrice report

A cheer for football fansPremier League clubs Arsenal and Tottenham said they will be holding ‘pilot events’ to bring up to 4,000 fans back to their games safely, a move made possible by 500-backed digital health company Prenetics.Credit: ITV HubA...
November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020

Durians Daily #141: Carousell shares tools to help businesses succeed in the pandemic; Gilmour Space signs MoU to develop “world-class” space industry for Australia; Less stress in the hiring process for recruiters and candidates with Talkpush partnership

e-commerce for goodManaging director of Carousell Singapore, Chee Soon Ng, recently shared how the 500-backed startup has been navigating the pandemic and how it is using learnings from this year’s market challenges to continue growing in 2021.Cre...
November 27, 2020
November 27, 2020

Durians Daily #140: Kata.ai raises Series B to help Indonesian SMEs gain access to market of millions via AI-driven social commerce platform; Financial inclusion for unbanked migrants in SEA to expand with wallet and Visa card; New category of rentals in ‘prime districts’ of Singapore & Japan for the new normal

AI-powered SME solutionChatbot startup Kata.ai has secured an undisclosed amount in Series B funding, which will be allocated to expanding the startup’s services to the commerce, healthcare, and insurance technology industries.Alongside this annou...
November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020

Durians Daily #139: Cambodian startups and entrepreneurs to receive boost of support with Angkor 500; Sustainable transport options in Darwin increases with access to e-bikes; Vault Dragon to help Malaysia and Vietnam do away with paper and go digital

Empowering Cambodian entrepreneurs500 Startups announced a two-year partnership with Khmer Enterprise, a unit under the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance, to launch a series of programs dedicated to the development of the Cambodian startup...
November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020

Durians Daily #138: Where is Malaysia’s unicorn? Khailee Ng shines a light on the search; Bukalapak highlights its 10-year journey on creating a fair economy for Indonesians; Kredivo on track to “serve 10 million under-banked Indonesian customers”

Putting the myth into perspectiveUnicorn, a term used for “privately held start-ups with valuations of at least US$1 billion”, was discussed in a recent piece by Digital Edge.The mythical animal represents the rarity of such successful ventures, b...
November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

Durians Daily #137: Grab’s Cheryl Goh speaks with BBC in an exclusive; Malaysia’s MHub builds 10 apps to serve 1 industry; Aerodyne Group acquires major stake in Australian drone inspection firm

Driving a diversified business500-backed super app Grab was among 6 leading brands in Asia Pacific featured on BBC World News.In the exclusive interview, Cheryl Goh, Global Vice President of Marketing, spoke to how the startup has been responding ...

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