Author: Digital News Asia

Rakuten Trade activates more than 32,500 accounts in 2 years
Records almost RM5 billion in trading value.
ada and VMLY&R Asia partner to take data-led marketing to the next level
Aim to bring actionable insights and business outcomes through data-driven marketing solutions.
Singapore’s first on-demand rental marketplace MyRent launches
Looks to help Singaporeans monetise their belongings by being able to securely rent items out to its community of users.
Ovvy announces US$436k in seed funding
Angel investor Rapzo Capital invests in the Singapore household services platform.
Equinix appoints Yee May Leong as MD of South Asia
Leong leads the company’s business strategy in Singapore and Indonesia.
Validus Capital announces senior appointments
New hires will strengthen the SME financing platform’s technological capabilities.
Ethis Ventures receives Malaysia's first Islamic ECF license
The new platform, named Ethis Equity, targets to launch in 1Q20.
1337 Ventures receives equity crowdfunding license
1337 Ventures is one of three new recipients of the ECF license by the Securities Commission Malaysia.
Securities Commission Malaysia releases property crowdfunding framework and announces 8 new market operators
Regulations are pursuant to an initiative announced in Budget 2019 to provide an alternative financing avenue for first-time homebuyers.
CapitalBay receives SC approval to operate P2P financing platform
Will provide short-term supply chain financing to businesses.
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