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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Asia news roundup: Tencent joins $80m Airwallex round, Amazon Prime Day comes to Singapore

Henry Low, director of operations at Amazon Singapore / Photo credit: Amazon Here’s a look at today’s news headlines. Fintech Airwallex rings up US$80 million from Tencent...

Behind the scenes: What makes Sequoia Capital one of the world’s top VC firms?

Sequoia Capital’s Pieter Kemps was on stage at the Tech in Asia 2015 conference in Singapore, along with representatives from three of its portfolio...

Kevil Hale of Y Combinator tells you how to build something people want

At the Tech in Asia 2015 conference in Singapore, Y Combinator partner Kevin Hale dove into the details of how to “make something people...

Southeast Asia’s ecommerce market by the numbers

Southeast Asia’s online shopping market is big and getting bigger. Here’s the breakdown of where the region’s at and where it’s headed. Fresh, hot data: Southeast...

Asia news roundup: Chinese IPOs galore, Singapore startups’ fundraising, and more

Freight, a robot that uses Trax image recognition technology to analyze in-store product placement / Photo credit: Trax It’s Monday – here’s what happened today...

This Malaysian startup has 12m users worldwide. Here’s how it runs its 58-strong team

Founded in 2012, Piktochart is a visual communication tool for non-designers. It started out as one of the first do-it-yourself infographic makers in the market. Since...

“Forget growth-hacking, go back to the basics”: Anthony Tan reveals Grab’s origins

Tech in Asia’s Willis Wee talked to Grab’s Anthony Tan at the Tech in Asia 2015 conference in Singapore. The Grab CEO discussed the...

9gag’s founder reveals how ‘just sharing funny photos’ became a media empire

Funnyman Ray Chan, creator of everyone’s favorite time wasting site 9GAG, talks to Tech in Asia’s Indonesia editor Leighton Cosseboom at the Tech In...

Hidden struggles: This founder battled depression even as her startup thrived

“It’s a downward spiral, where first your health goes, and then the rest of you starts spiraling downwards,” says Joelle Pang of the depression...

Why Ant Financial-backed Dana may struggle to catch up with other Indonesian payments apps

Photo credit: idspopd / 123RF Ant Financial, which has risen to become one of the world’s biggest private tech firms with a reported valuation of...