The company is emboldened by its advantages built up in China’s mature e-commerce and logistics landscape, along with burgeoning demand for Chinese products.
There will be eight sessions at this year’s conference, with topics ranging from supply chain security to cyber insurance.
The latest round, which reportedly values GoMechanic at USD 315–320 million, takes the total funding raised by the five-year-old startup to date to USD 55 million.
The biggest names in tech are pouring money into charitable efforts, but a persistent wealth gap and lack of worker protections negate their philanthropy.
While tech talks are in full swing in Indonesia, Clubhouse users in Thailand and Myanmar have carved out a different niche as they navigate political instability.
Mysterious transactions took place on Traveloka PayLater in 2019 without users’ authorization. Unaware that they ‘owe’ money, these individuals’ credit scores have tanked.
US-China trade war radically changes smartphone market structure.
Zhuanzhuan Group’s B2B subsidiary Caihuoxia increases the efficiency and transaction volume of secondhand recyclers and merchants.
Zhou led Zhihu through its first decade, now he and his firm arrive at a crossroads of balancing growth for revenue and experience for users.
China Venture Roundup Volume 36 covers China’s investment activity during May 24–30, 2021.
iGlobe Partners closed its fourth fund, iGlobe Platinum Fund III, to invest in game-changing companies in smart cities, synthetic biology, and fintech.
Over 20 Chinese investment firms backed battery giant CATL, altogether generating over RMB 100 billion in profits from the venture.
RedSeer projects the Indian social commerce sector to become a USD 7 billion opportunity by 2025, contributing up to 5% to the total e-commerce market.
Once billed as a challenger to TikTok, Bigo now lags behind despite its best efforts to catch up.
Several trial runs for the e-CNY have taken place over the past few months, each providing data about how consumers use the world’s first digital currency.
A report by Euromonitor International further forecasted that retail e-commerce sales in the Asia Pacific would nearly double and reach USD 2 trillion in 2025.
China looks to keep tech company within reach of its regulators.
Former Goldman Japan vice chair aims to promote diversity from startup stage.
Contradictions within the new tax code also make compliance challenging for many businesses.
The firm claims to be the top player in the local shipping and logistics market in terms of daily parcel volume.
Line has linked up with Bank KEB Hana Indonesia to offer digital banking services in Southeast Asia’s largest market.
Regulators are voicing concerns that students may be under too much pressure.
Real estate portal follows Grab and Gojek with Southeast Asia’s latest megadeal.
SzeKi Sim shares her journey building SGInnovate’s community from scratch.
From creating a startup to building a deep tech community, here are three recommended reads for May.
Cons: Depression and loss of productivity. Pro: Unlocking human potential
Shopline has grown to provide services to over 250,000 SMEs in seven markets across Asia, including China, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.
China Venture Roundup Volume 37 covers China’s investment activity from May 17–23, 2021.
Zhang resignation has triggered some interesting theories. Yet the answer we are looking for might not be more complicated than what he said in that internal letter.
Engine Biosciences applies machine learning to genomics for drug discovery and therapy optimization.
Koo app is available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, and Malayalam.
A slew of IPOs may vindicate Masayoshi Son’s growth-at-all-costs view.
An uncertain regulatory environment in the US is prompting mature Chinese tech companies to hedge a secondary listing in Hong Kong.
Saudi Arabia is investing billions of dollars in different tourism initiatives to diversify its revenue sources and reduce its dependence on oil exports.
Both ahead of IT giants in patent terms, as traditional techniques come into focus.