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soCash is expanding to Malaysia to provide greater access to cash

26 February 2019

Cash will continue to play an important role in Malaysia, even as regulators, consumers and retailers join the ongoing movement to become a cashless society. In an interview with The Edge Malaysia Weekly, Hari Sivan, founder and CEO of fintech start-up soCash commented: “In fact, consumers will increasingly seek convenient access to cash because banks […]

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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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Sportswear brand FILA partners with Ace Turtle to strengthen presence in India

14 February 2019

Ace Turtle’s enterprise ready technology will play a critical role in accelerating FILA’s aim towards building a unified brand experience for its customers across multiple channels. To date, Ace Turtle has partnered with more than 50 fashion and lifestyle brands in their omnichannel journey. In India, FILA has an exclusive license agreement with Cravatex, the […]

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InstaReM joins Visa’s fintech fast-track programme

01 February 2019

Cross-border payments firm InstaReM announced on Friday that it is joining Visa’s fintech fast-track programme in Asia Pacific. The programme aims to make it easier and quicker for fintech partners to build and deliver new solutions on Visa’s payments network. Visa and InstaRem will work together to build new solutions for moving money to and […]

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Grab partners with Warung Pintar

26 January 2019

Grab announced yesterday that it has partnered with Indonesia-based Warung Pintar, a micro retail technology startup company, connected by ASEAN Impact Challenge partnership, in a bid to empower grassroots community in Indonesia to migrate to the digital economy. ASEAN Impact Challenge (AIC) is a regional platform specified to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia. It […]

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FWD launches chatbot for 24/7 travel insurance

24 January 2019

Digital insurer FWD Singapore has launched a virtual personal insurance assistant named Faith. Faith can guide customers through the entire process of submitting a travel insurance claim. The 24/7 virtual assistant is a result of the collaboration between FWD Singapore and Active.Ai, a Singaporean-based FinTech start-up that specializes in helping financial institutions process and understand […]

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Flutura Recognized as 2018 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for AI by Frost and Sullivan

17 January 2019

We are thrilled to announce Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics, an industrial artificial intelligence (AI) product company, has won the Frost & Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award for Artificial Intelligence in the Energy Industry for North America in the growth company’s annual Best Practices Awards. This award recognizes Cereba, Flutura’s AI platform, ability […]

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