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Wipeout: Applecrumby & Fish out to disrupt diaper and baby wipes industry
KL-based e-commerce startup Applecrumby & Fish has ambitious plans: To disrupt the entire SEA diaper and wipes industry with its inhouse brand.
Carsome gets US$2mil Series A, led by IRR
Malaysian automotive startup Carsome has raised US$2mil funding from IRR, IMJ and 500 Startups to fuel its regional expansion into Indonesia and Thailand.
Philippines fintech startup PawnHero secures pre-Series A
PawnHero said it has landed undisclosed pre-Series A funding in a round led by the SoftBank-affiliated, Philippines-focused Kaikaku Fund, with participation from 500 Startups and IMJ Investment Partners.
Furniture marketplace Fabelio aims to tap changing consumer behaviour
Jakarta-based Fabelio believes it has what it takes to become the biggest online furniture marketplace in Indonesia.
Beauty startup Favful raises US$100K+ pre-seed funding
KL-based beauty startup Favful has raised pre-seed funding of 'over US$100,000' from Singaporean venture capital firm Segnel Venture and Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups.
Guess what? The Fortune 500 is actually very startup-friendly
Many of the world’s most successful large corporations are actually actively engaged with the ecosystem and quite plugged in, according to a new study.  
KFit gets US$12mil Series A boost
KFit has secured US$12mil in a Series A round led by Venturra Capital, with participation by new investors such as SIG and Malaysia’s Axiata Digital Innovation Fund.
NEXT Academy coding school raises US$300K from 500 Startups
NEXT Academy has raised US$300K in a pre-seed round that would accelerate its goal of teaching a million people in South-East Asia coding and growth hacking skills over the next five years.
500 Startups lands first investment in Myanmar
500 Startups has made its first ever investment in Myanmar, pumping in an undisclosed amount into Yangon-based startup Bindez, which operates an information search engine and ‘discovery platform.’  
Beauty and wellness startup Bfab lands seed funding
KL-based beauty and wellness startup Bfab has raised undisclosed seed funding, led by KK Fund, with 500 Startups and Captii Ventures participating.
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