Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

Singapore FinTech Enables Instant Blockchain Remittance for Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand

Everex, a Singapore-based fintech firm, has partnered with Myanmar’s Shwe Bank to introduce blockchain-powered remittance services between Myanmar and Thailand. According to the UN Migration Agency, there are about three million Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand. The majority of this population adopt crude and informal means to send money home in an attempt to avoid […]

Japan leads China in overseas startup funding

According to a report by startup-focused online media platform Tech In Asia, Japanese funds and companies made 99 investments in Asian startups in 2017, compared with 64 deals by Chinese investors. The figures rose from 94 and 60 deals respectively the previous year. In terms of value, Japanese investors injected $16.8 billion in 2017, up […]

Meet the 100 top-funded fintech companies in Asia

The entire financial system could be due for an overhaul, and Asia is right in the center of it. Which company in Asia is most likely to challenge the status quo? An imperfect way to judge would be the amount of money they have raised. Using its data, Tech in Asia has generated a constantly updated list […]

Singapore Launches Blockchain Centre to Help Small and Medium-Sized Firms

A Singapore-based fintech startup PLMP Fintech has launched a massive blockchain centre to help small and medium-sized businesses in a number of industries. The new blockchain centre will be known as The Blockchain Technology Creatanium Centre (BTCC). The BTCC is hoping to provide various blockchain-based services for small and medium-sized businesses wanting to get started using the […]

VC investors explain why founders shouldn’t care about the funding climate

Pieter Kemps from Sequoia, Saemin Ahn from Rakuten Ventures, Hian Goh from NSI Ventures, and Chua Kee Lock from Vertex Ventures discussed the future of venture capital funding in Southeast Asia at the Tech in Asia 2017 conference in Singapore. Watch the video

AsiaCollect raises USD4.5 million after recent investment round led by global technology investment firm SIG Asia Investments

AsiaCollect, a pioneer in providing integrated Credit Management Services in Southeast Asia, has raised USD4.5 million after closing its recent investment round led by global technology investment firm SIG Asia Investments. AsiaCollect aims to automate and streamline consumer debt collection in Southeast Asia through a more efficient, technology-driven, and customer-oriented collections strategy. New capital from SIG […]

A snapshot of Singapore’s fintech scene

Singapore is often hailed as the hub for fintech in Southeast Asia. Tech in Asia offers a snapshot of its fast-growing financial tech scene. View the infographics

Meet the 50 top-funded startups and tech companies in Southeast Asia

Which Southeast Asian startups will pioneer a new economy? One way to judge – although imperfect – would be the amount of money they have raised. Using its data, Tech in Asia has generated a constantly updated list of 50 startups and tech companies in Southeast Asia who have raised the most money from investors […]

AsiaKredit’s Philippine fintech pera247.ph raises USD2.5 million to date after recent investment round led by leading global technology investment firm SIG Asia Investments

AsiaKredit, a digital consumer lender focused on Southeast Asia, today announced that it has raised USD2.5 million since its launch in November 2017 after the latest investment from global technology investment firm SIG Asia Investments. Through its pera247 mobile application launched in the Philippines in November last year, AsiaKredit currently provides unsecured small-ticket, short-term consumer loans […]

21 FinTech Firms Sign up to Make CEZA a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Hub

At least 21 offshore companies in the FinTech sector have signed up with the Cagayan Special Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) after the CEZA Fintech Summit 2018 in the Philippines. According to CEZA CEO and Administrator, Raul Lambino, the state agency is seeking to make the Cagayan Valley a ‘FinTech City’ or Asia’s Silicon Valley. Despite the tight […]