Funding

EasyParcel raises US$10.6m in Series B from Gobi Ventures and AirAsia
Funding to deep dive into existing four markets in Southeast Asia Customer acquisition, strengthening talent pool key to scaling
Swingvy raises US$7mil Series A led by Samsung Ventures maiden investment in SEA
Aims to expand HR platform to transform future of work for SMEs in Asia Acquired 5k customers since 2016, saw 390% revenue growth in 2018 over 2017
SEA logistics platform, TheLorry, raises US$5.85mil in Series B round
Malaysian headquartered SEA logistics startup, TheLorry, raises US$5.85 mil Series B round led by FirstFloor Capital.
Aerodyne Group raises funding from Japan’s Drone Fund
Pre-Series B amount undisclosed but one of most significant by US$45mil size fund Aerodyne Group leading AI powered DaaS (Drone as a Service) & SaaS solutions provider
Golden Gate Ventures: ‘Now Malaysia becomes really interesting and appealing to us’
Singapore-based VC Golden Gate Ventures feels Malaysian startups are ready for action, will set up base in KL by Feb 2019.
Me.reka’s ECF exceeds target, raises US$381k from 121 investors
Alternative education venture, Me.reka raised US$381k from their ECF campaign versus an expected US$238k
Golden Gate Ventures to invest US$18mil into Malaysian based startups, open KL office
VC firm launches local  office to help fuel innovation in the tech startup sector.
MyTV’s woes, a case of good money chasing after bad money?
Malaysia’s digital terrestrial television migration stalls as MyTV fails to deliver but an industry veteran offers a solution.
Week in Review: Property maven comes up with innovation based on digital
The inaugural budget for 2019 has thrown up some interesting recommendations with automation, AI and robotics, coupled with an innovation from the property sector.
Hyundai, Kia invest additional US$250mil in Grab to drive EV adoption in SEA
Grab strengthens its electric vehicle ambitions in Southeast Asia with an additional injection of funds from Hyundai Motor Group. 
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