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Daily Markup #546: This week’s stories on 500-backed startups uplifting and empowering the underdogs in our communities, and more

This week, 500-backed companies are going all out to support the underdogs in our communities. First Circle launched a new platform to help SMEs in the Philippines source and secure government projects. Neuron Mobility offers free e-scooter rides to Aboriginal job seekers so they have access to free transport to get to their job interviews and mentorship sessions. Carsome partnered with AirAsia Academy to support women in developing in-demand tech skills. Grab India R&D center will develop new fintech products and initiatives to empower the unbanked and underbanked in Southeast Asia. 

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