Grab is assisting police following the alleged rape of a passenger in Malaysia

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Spread the loveTweet Uber’s business is going through a period of turmoil in the U.S. right now, but Grab — its main rival in Southeast Asia — is under pressure…


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Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank launches $30M ‘Beacon’ fund for fintech

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Spread the loveTweet Roll up, roll up, there’s a new fintech VC fund in Southeast Asia town. Today, Thailand-based Kasikorn Bank announced its inaugural tech fund which is 1 billion…


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GREE Ventures closes $67M fund for deals in Japan, India and Southeast Asia

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Spread the loveTweet GREE Ventures, the Singapore-based VC firm connected to Japanese games firm GREE, has closed its newest $67 million fund for early stage investments in Asia. AT-II — the firm’s second…


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Indonesia Says It Can’t Prevent Islamist Militants or Arms From Crossing Its Border With the Philippines

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Spread the loveTweet Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration has admitted that its checkpoints are not effective in preventing local militants from crossing into the southern Philippine territories of the Abu…


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Swingvy raises $1.1M to give HR staff in Southeast Asia a break from paperwork

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Spread the loveTweet Human resources paperwork is never fun to take care of—especially if it’s literally on paper. Swingvy co-founder Jin Choeh says that in Southeast Asia, many small businesses…


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