Malaysian entrepreneur-turned-angel Douglas Khoo of Qunar fame has a lot on his mind and is perfectly willing to share, as Benjamin Cher finds out at Echelon.
Malaysian online travel agency and hotel review platform Tripfez, which is focused on halal travel and stay experiences for Muslims, has raised US$750,000 in a seed round led by Gobi Partners and Intres Capital, the latter through the Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF) it manages.
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Douglas Khoo plans to solve the local programmer shortage with his coding academy in Penang, he told Echelon Malaysia 2015.
Funding used to expand headcount, driver welfare programmes Reaffirms its focus on being a SEA-centric service company IT was a briefing heavy with hope for the future and light on details as transport app startup GrabTaxi announced its Series C funding on Oct 21 in Singapore.
GrabTaxi (known as MyTeksi in Malaysia) has announced it has raised more than US$15 million in Series B funding, led by Silicon Valley-based GGV Capital with participation from new investor Qunar and Vertex Venture Holdings.