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Daily Markup #369: This week’s stories on acquisitions by PolicyPal & Una Brands, Curlec’s 4x growth, and more

November is off to a flying start with acquisitions by 500-backed startups. PolicyPal officially enters the financial planning market after acquiring a US-based, Asia-focused firm, while Una Brands buys a glassware startup founded by a 15-year-old schoolboy.

Missed our last roundup? Check out the top stories in October here.

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Other stories you may have missed:

  • Read Tech in Asia’s analysis of 500-backed Carousell, its next move in the re-commerce space, and how it meets ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria.
  • Mental health issues are on the rise in low- to middle-income ASEAN countries, and 500-backed Naluri is one of the healthtech apps in the region taking the problem head on.
  • 500-backed ANGIN launched INTRA (Investing and Entrepreneurship Think Tank) in collaboration with Impact IDN. It claims to be the first think tank in Indonesia dedicated to impact investment in Indonesia.

Ching Yee Ho