On this week’s stories, two 500-backed tech unicorns make the news, including Malaysia’s very first, Carsome. Meanwhile, startups in education and proptech raised over US$12 million in funding. And two more startups, Kredivo and eFishery, come together to increase financial access to underserved communities in Indonesia.
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- Bukalapak kicks off US$1.13B IPO, biggest in Indonesia in over a decade
- Carsome becomes Malaysia’s first tech unicorn in share-swap deal
- Nas Academy raises US$11M for MasterClass-like platform
- SPEEDHOME lands US$1.7M, to set up in Bangkok
- Kredivo & eFishery team up to boost financial inclusion among fish farmers
- RedDoorz launches Sunerra to cater to the middle-class
- PolicyPal in Singapore’s first advanced certified insurtech course
- Grab’s Anthony Tan on why the super app works for its 8 markets
- How clinical research in Europe will boost Naluri in Southeast Asia
- Clinikk vaccinates 1 million people in 40 days
- iPrice & Parcel Monitor investigate new retail trend
- Carousell kicks off one of the biggest online property expos in the Philippines
Other stories you may have missed:
- Pandorum Technologies, which works on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, has been listed as one of 10 biotech startups in India to watch out for in 2021.
- Shohoz kicks off its Shohoz Young Talent Program, a 3-year program where fresh graduates will be groomed by leaders in tech in the country.
- Laka and Endurance Zone Rewards joined forces to provide ~US$2.3 million of liability as well as legal insurance to all Endurance Zone UK premium members for no additional cost.
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