Joseph Phua

M17 Group finds value in e-commerce through livestreaming
Selling goods through TV shopping-style livestreaming is the new wave of e-commerce marketing. M17 Group’s CEO tells us why.
Social entertainment company M17 launches livestreaming in Malaysia, Thailand
Livestreaming also includes Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong with close to half a million hours of content each month.
Dating app startup Paktor gets undisclosed funding from Indonesia’s MNC Media
Paktor Pte Ltd said that Indonesian media conglomerate MNC Media Group has invested an undisclosed amount in it, part of a larger investment round Paktor is currently closing.
Dating app startup Paktor lands US$7.5mil in Series B round
Singapore-based social dating startup Paktor Pte Ltd said it has secured Series B funding of S$10 million (US$7.5 million) from Majuven, Convergence Ventures, and existing investor Vertex Venture Holdings (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings).
SEA dating app Paktor secures Series A, amount undisclosed
Singapore-based Paktor, which styles itself the ‘Tinder of South-East Asia,’ said it has closed a Series A investment round, bringing the total it has raised to over US$5 million in the last 12 months.
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