Malaysian B2B procurement marketplace banks $1.8m from Nexea, others

Lapasar aims to be the largest wholesale platform in the country by 2025 and generate over US$485 million in revenue. Source link

California tech boom got it through Covid crisis, flight risk is real

Gavin Newsom, center, smiles next to his wife Jennifer Newsom, left, and Senator Kamala Harris, during a rally in Burbank, California, last May.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFor all the talk of a California exodus, the largest U.S. state is in the...

GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs – Startups

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the venture capital...

Singapore’s Una Brands raises $40m in one of the region’s largest seed rounds

Investors include 500 Startups, Kingsway Capital, 468 Capital, Presight Capital, Global Founders Capital, and ex-Lazada CEO Maximilian Bittner. Source link

Born in the pandemic, Moonfire’s first $60M Seed fund will combine remote investing with big data – Venture Capital

During the pandemic, we’ve seen the rise of ‘Zoom investing’ – where VCs literally use remote video conference tools like Zoom and Google Meet to take pitches from entrepreneurs. Now a new European Seed fund plans to leverage that emerging behavior and bake it...

50 rising startups in Japan

Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing? Source link

Hong Kong decentralized finance startup banks $3.3m in strategic sale round

Formation.Fi plans to use the new funds to accelerate the development of its risk parity protocol. Source link

Egypt’s Flextock closes $3.25M in the largest pre-seed yet in MENA – Venture Capital

Flextock, one of the 10 African startups from the recent Y Combinator winter batch, has bagged an impressive pre-seed round just two months after graduation.  The five-month-old company, which helps consumers and businesses manage e-commerce and fulfillment...

Elizabeth Holmes reappears in court as attorneys spar

A pregnant Elizabeth Holmes appeared in court for the first time in 15 months for three days of hearings that will set the stage for her criminal fraud trial.At Tuesday's session in the San Jose federal courthouse, Judge Edward Davila allowed only Holmes, her...

Pakistani digital bookkeeping startup CreditBook banks $1.5m in seed round

CreditBook says it has 500,000 registered users to date, and its app is available in six local languages. Source link

Gillmor Gang: FreeCoin – Startups

The current rave about newsletters and so-called or social audio is just the latest version of the story of podcasting. Take the idea that podcasting is experiencing a new wave of popularity and scaffolding. Are you sure? Apple is bent on turning the space into...

Building a creator-focused OS – Venture Capital

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.  A week ago TechCrunch covered Pico’s $6.5 million funding round...

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