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Virtual running: Race anytime, anywhere

Whenever Mr Vincent Lim took part in running events, he had to get up before dawn, get to the starting point and jostle with other runners along the route….

Snapcart raises $10M to shed light on consumer spending

Taking on a giant like the $15 billion research firm Nielsen is no easy task. But tucked away in Southeast Asia, Snapcart is a two-year old company that is making progress…

Foodie startup Chope feasts on $13m funding

Singapore-based restaurant discovery and booking startup Chope announced today it’s raised a fresh round of funding worth US$13 million…

SPH-backed MoneySmart gets S$14m Series B

MONEYSMART.SG, a homegrown finance portal that allows users to compare loans, insurance plans and credit cards, has raised S$14 million in Series B funding…

Grab buys Indonesia e-commerce startup Kudo

GRAB said on Monday that it has acquired Indonesian e-commerce startup Kudo to boost its digital payments capabilities in Indonesia…

Snapcart raises $3M to track offline commerce data in Southeast Asia

Snapcart, a startup helping to bring transparency to the world of offline commerce in Southeast Asia, has raised $3 million in pre-Series A funding…

Mobile ad tech firm Smaato acquired by China-based group for $148M

Mobile advertising company Smaato is set to become the latest technology startup to be acquired by Chinese investors, after the San Francisco firm announced …

Singapore: SPH Media Fund participates in $13m Wochit investment

Social video creation platform has secured the receipt of $13 million in strategic investment from media conglomerates ProSiebenSat.1 …

ViSenze bags $10m for its image recognition tech powering ecommerce

Computer vision startup ViSenze has leapt over the dreaded so-called series A gap to raise a series B round of funding worth US$10.5 million …

Victorious brings in more cash to secretly power some of the world’s most popular fandoms

When 20th Century Fox paid to take over Snapchat’s filters before the release of the movie “X-Men: Apocalypse,” some Snapchat users were angered at what felt like an intrusion into their social space…

Indonesia’s Kudo gets more funding from Emtek to give ecommerce a human touch

Last year, Tech in Asia reported on an Indonesian tech startup that offered a new way to shop online through physical point-of-sale kiosks in public places around Jakarta…

Japan’s Peatix Lands $5M To Grow Its Mobile Ticketing Service Worldwide

Peatix, a Japan-headquartered mobile event and ticketing startup, has closed a $5 million Series B round led by Digital Garage to develop its global presence and technology…