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Malaysia Tech Week 2019: No longer any laurels to sit on
Malaysian companies will need to step up in the 5G race, say VCs. 
ViSenze raises US$20 mil in Series C funding
AI company to further invest in its penetration among smartphone manufacturers, as well as with consumer and social communication applications.
Carousell secures US$85mil series C funding
New investment to reimagine classifieds in an AI-first world
China investments boosting Asean e-commerce
A report by Credit Suisse reveals that the entry of Chinese tech giants into the Asean region is helping develop its e-commerce and payments sectors.
When corporates and startups come together
More and more corporates are investing in startups either directly or through venture capital in order to add value to their companies.
Don't just look at the hard numbers: Rakuten Ventures
Entrepreneurs should be focused on understanding the culture, not just the hard numbers Malaysia has what it takes to be the next digital economy powerhouse in Southeast Asia
A tale of giant corporations, ad tech and the search for investments
“The biggest threat facing established retail players right now may not be big startups that are directly competing against them but rather those that provide complementary services that are slowly chipping away at their independence,” said Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn.
C2C marketplace Carousell raises US$35mil in Series B
Carousell said it has secured US$35 million funding in a Series B round led by Rakuten Ventures, with Sequoia Capital, Golden Gate Ventures and 500 Startups participating.
Japanese e-commerce hangover forming in SEA?
Rakuten has decided its B2C model in South-East Asia will not work, Sumitomo has pulled out of Malaysia; Karamjit Singh looks at what this could mean.
PawnHero from the Philippines wows ‘em at Echelon 2015
Fintech startup PawnHero from the Philippines was crowned the winner at Echelon Asia Summit 2015, bucking the trend of Thai startups claiming the top prize over the last two years.
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