Sharing Economy

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.
Sharing is caring, but is it safe?
A dynamic playground for mobile apps, the sharing economy has nestled itself into almost every corner in the region.
ServisHero integrates with Grab to ease transportation for local service providers
Two sharing economy startups, ServisHero and Grab announce an integration of their services for user benefit, especially freelancers.
GuestReady launches, aims to 'professionalise' the Airbnb experience
Aiming to professionalise the services of Airbnb hosts, a group of ex-Rocket Internet executives led by Tan Wen Dee have launched GuestReady.
Sitting pretty for now, but insurance industry in deep digital doo-doo
Insurance companies would soon need to navigate new trends such as cyber-insurance and usage-based insurance, while juggling concerns such as cybersecurity, says one expert.
Asian ‘xCommerce’ industry worth US$17 trillion by 2019: IDC
The xCommerce market – which includes e-commerce and other types of online business – will grow rapidly in Asia Pacific, rising from nearly US$7 trillion in 2015 to nearly US$17 trillion in 2019, according to IDC.
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.
Carpooling startup Ryde gears up for Series A, expansion
Ryde is set to expand and raise more funds, while outlining what has been hampering the carpooling movement in Singapore.
Singapore carpooling startup Ryde raises US$1mil
Singapore-based startup Ryde Technologies Pte Ltd, behind the ‘Ryde’ carpool app, said it has raised S$1.5 million (approximately US$1 million) in seed round funding from “strategic angel and private investors.”
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