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Overview of Services Offered by KrASIA and 36Kr Global

KrASIA is your bridge between the business and investment communities in East and Southeast Asia. Over the past two years, KrASIA and 36Kr Global have coordinated multiple projects on behalf of clients in Asia. These included events where high-profile figures in tech, …

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On-demand care service platforms offer gig workers extra income …

Popular gig jobs are often available in the on-demand care services sector, which connects gig workers with customers who are in need of personal and domestic care services. In Thailand, major care service platforms include Seekster, which offers cleaning and …

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The growing popularity of ‘buy now, pay later’ in Singapore

As more BNPL services pop up in the city-state, the sector’s gross merchandise value is estimated to reach USD 3 billion by 2028. As Singapore moves towards a cashless society, “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) platforms are becoming an increasingly popular mode of …

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Startup Wire Re:Definition KrASIA

1 day ago · This week, our team was in Ho Chi Minh City. We were running the latest Alibaba Cloud x KrASIA Global Startup Accelerator Vietnam Demo Day. Work travel has more or less …

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Startup Wire C.R.E.A.M. KrASIA

Ferne Health. Location: Singapore. Ferne Health is a digital health startup that provides home-based healthcare services for women. It gives women access to sexual health …

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Wealth management in your pocket: The rise of robo-advisors in

The rise of robo-advisors amid rising inflation. In the past decade, Singaporeans have been facing alarming levels of inflation. In March, the rate rose to 5.4%, the highest in ten …

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Card-as-a-service providers are paving the way for the future of …

If you have used any of these services, you’ve likely benefited from the emergence of card-as-a-service (CaaS) offerings. What is card-as-a-service? The concept of …

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Amazon to build smaller ‘local’ data centers in Asia-Pacific

Amazon Web Services offers clients a range of digital capabilities, such as data storage and processing. Like its major competitors—including U.S.-based Microsoft and …

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AI investments go mainstream in India KrASIA

By 2015, it had established itself as a global analytics provider catering to clients across consumer goods, retail, financial services, insurance, and technology verticals. Around …

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Open finance startups are shaping the future of payments …

Financial data is not being shared in a reliable manner, that’s why people cannot get access to financial services,” Tan added. But Brankas, Bricks, and Finantier’s founders …

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‘Companies create communities, communities create economies’: …

Over the years, it has grown into a conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of companies operating in various industries, including real estate, financial services, media, and …

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Philippines-based Airship optimizes courier processes with …

For a few years before Rachelle Uy Tan founded Airship Logistics Solutions in the Philippines in 2019, she was part of an e-commerce team. She noticed that there were issues …

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Asia startup funding shifts to early-stage deals amid market …

Startup funding in Asia is shifting to early-stage deals as a sharp decline in listed tech stocks keeps investors away from companies close to an initial public offering. Investors …

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China and South Korea tech deals slump amid Ukraine war woes

Mainland China, which scooped up the biggest market share of tech deals in the Asia-Pacific region at 27.3% in the first quarter, saw the number of acquisitions more than …

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Thailand’s crypto platform operators expect more stringent …

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Wednesday, March 23, that it will ban the use of cryptocurrency as a payment method for …

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Digital banking to gain a foothold in Indonesia in 2021

As fintech matures, 2021 is also expected to become a key year for the digital banking sector in Indonesia, which could give impetus to the country’s financial inclusion, …

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Apply to take part in the next Alibaba Cloud x KrASIA Global …

The companies that vied for spots at these events operate in healthcare, education, enterprise services, environmental sustainability, and many more sectors. This …

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Apply to take part in the next Alibaba Cloud x KrASIA Global …

Over the past few months, this series of Demo Days has attracted more than 800 applications. The startups that vied for spots at these events operate in healthcare, education, …

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Southeast Asian platforms seek ‘super app’ label to emulate Grab …

Its taxi-hailing and food delivery services are already online in Malaysia and Singapore. The term “super app” was first used to describe WeChat, a ubiquitous application …

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Indonesia’s innovative startups are the catalyst for increasing

The country’s burgeoning startup scene is a showcase of Indonesian entrepreneurs’ innovative thinking. In recent years, the explosive growth of Indonesia’s

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Indonesia's GoTo to start trading on stock market KrASIA

The start of trading comes as Bukalapak has seen its share price slump since it listed last August, when it was the first to go public of Indonesia’s unicorns—private …

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In a tough used car business, Carsome and Carro race their way to …

Carro manages a subsidiary called Genie Financial Services that offers financing products for consumers and car dealers. At the same time, Carsome has also partnered with …

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‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’: How Forrest Li built the biggest internet

Sea also ventured into digital payments. In April 2014, the group launched a digital financial services arm with AirPay, a digital wallet and mobile payment solution which is …

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Alibaba skips earnings guidance as chairman warns of …

2 days ago · As of March 31, Alibaba Cloud offers computing services in 27 regions globally, adding new internet data centers in Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and …

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Indonesia holds key to GoTo’s ‘aggressive’ IPO valuation

GoTo currently operates Gojek on-demand services in Singapore and Vietnam, but each of those locales will only be specifically allocated 5% of the IPO proceeds. “Indonesia …

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Alibaba’s local consumer businesses reportedly plan layoffs as they

However, Alibaba’s local consumer service lost ground to Meituan in 2021. In the latest quarterly earnings report, the company’s revenue from local services for the three …

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Amid regulatory crackdowns, Tencent takes a tactical approach to …

Its services are ingrained in the daily lives of people in China, with its most popular application, WeChat, functioning more like an indispensable utility rather than merely a …

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China launches mega project to build new data center …

The new data centers will likely absorb some of the demand for digital services from more developed cities in eastern China. Some existing facilities from the eastern region …

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Building a next-generation financial institution: A conversation …

Plus, financial and banking services may be more lucrative than its cash-burning ride-hailing business. Beyond Singapore, Grab and Singtel are also bidding for a digital …

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4 takeaways on the burgeoning startup ecosystem in the …

One example is recurring payment or subscription services; only 2% of the population in the Philippines has access to a credit card. We just invested in a company called …

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Unexpected things that defined Indian startup ecosystem in 2021

The funding in Indian startups has more than trebled to over USD 34 billion in 2021 over last year, led by marquee investors like Tiger Global, SoftBank, and Accel. More …

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India houses world’s third-largest fintech ecosystem: BLinC Report

India has emerged as home to the third-largest fintech ecosystem in the world. While the overall market size for Indian financial services stood at USD 500 billion last year, …

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BCA releases Blu, adding to Indonesia's plethora of digital banking

BCA has a large customer base. It counted 22 million clients in December 2019. Blu’s release is a move to give its existing clientele services that are available to any …

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Matrixport lures high-net-worth investors with unique products …

Matrixport is a crypto-financial services platform that offers a variety of products, including trading, lending, institutional-grade custody solutions, and asset management for …

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Red Date is lowering the entry point to the blockchain network for …

Red Date’s participation in the BSN project is owed to the company’s history of working closely with large state-owned enterprises (SOEs). He’s firm played a substantial role …

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Cash splash: How Sea became Southeast Asia’s biggest public …

Its New York Stock Exchange-listed share price rose 395% in 2020. Before Sea’s emergence in Southeast Asia’s biggest market, the tech scene in Indonesia had been a tidy …

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Can Gojek overcome its struggles in Vietnam

As September came to an end, ride-hailing app Gojek launched a video-streaming platform called GoPlay in Indonesia, adding yet another dimension to its ecosystem of more …

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Who leads the food delivery race between Zomato and Swiggy in …

After the lockdown ended in May 2021, we noticed that online deliveries picked up again as restaurants resumed their services, and the frequency of dining out dwindled. …

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