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Instarem to deliver cross border payment with Kbank

29 May 2019

Thailand’s KASIKORNBANK (KBank) has chosen InstaReM to power cross-border payments for the bank’s clients across select markets. KBank clients will be able to realize faster turnarounds, while providing certainty on delivery times and payout amounts. Silawat Santivisat, Senior Executive Vice President of KASIKORNBANK, said, “This is an important partnership for KBank at an exciting stage […]

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Glowroad raises $11.5mil

Bengaluru-based social commerce startup GlowRoad has raised $11.5 Mn in a Series B+ funding round. Talking to Inc42, Kunal Sinha, co-founder and CEO, GlowRoad said South Korea-based Korea Investment Partners (KIP) and Singapore-based Vertex Ventures are part of the investment. The company had recently raised $10 Mn in Series B from Accel Partners and CDH […]

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Tickled Media: The Tickled Effect

15 May 2019

In just a decade, Roshni Mahtani, has achieved what many can only dream of – a successful tech media company that is taking a leap into the world of e-commerce. Starting off as a platform for parents to talk about ‘real’ parental issues and not mundane discussions on blues and pinks, she has now set […]

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Patent database could hold secrets to future of mobility

Keeping abreast of industry trends is vital to ensure that precious time and money is spent wisely. If new technologies and business models are snapped up by the competition, it could also result in companies being left behind. While the automotive industry has long used traditional market intelligence to forecast where things are headed, intellectual […]

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InstaReM Drives 24% YOY Volume Growth in South Asia Corridor

09 April 2019

Transferring money back home to India is now easier than ever. During a recent South Asia-focused briefing for media and community leaders, Mr Vinoth Manoharan, Country Manager of InstaReM, one of Southeast-Asia’s leading digital cross-border payments companies with a growing presence in Australia, revealed that focusing on customer experience and convenience has been integral in the […]

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InstaRem closes U$41m Series C

19 March 2019

Digital cross-border payments company InstaReM has bagged $52.4m (US$41m) in a series C funding round led by Singapore-based Vertex Growth Fund along with its new investor Atinum Investment, a venture capital firm from South Korea. According to an announcement, this latest round takes InstaReM’s total funds secured to US$59.5m, making the Singapore startup one of […]

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The key traits of good VCs: Venture Voices

Sitting through meetings. Doing intensive research. Staying ahead of the curve. It takes a lot to be a successful venture capitalist, and only a rare few manage to identify startups that will make it to the big leagues—or even define the standards of new industries. In the first instalment of KrAsia’s “Venture Voices“, the question: […]

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P2P lender Validus eyes Singapore banks as new partners

25 February 2019

Singapore’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform, Validus Capital, is confident of inking serious. Collaborations with Singapore banks by early next year. To tackle the pressing dearth of financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Having been in talks with Singapore banks for some time now, Validus is seeing a shift in attitude toward partnerships as it […]

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Tickled Media to expand into e-commerce

The venture, which currently operates “theAsianParent” and “theIndusParent” online platforms- which are the largest parenting website platforms in Asia, will launch its e-commerce venture with a focus on Asian mothers this year. When asked for details about the upcoming e-commerce venture, Ms Mahtani, CEO of Tickled Media, said: “If you put two and two together, […]

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Sunday InsurTech startup raises Series A, aims to transform insurance

Sunday, an InsurTech startup has raised Series A funding of US$10 million, led by Vertex Ventures of Southeast Asia and India. The fundraising success has made Thailand-based InsurTech one of the emerging startups to keep an eye on. Sunday is a multi-line InsurTech with fully-integrated sales and services platforms designed to reinvent the entire insurance […]

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