Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypts trucking and shipping industry
September 3, 2019

Y Combinator has become one of the key ways that startups from emerging markets get the attention of American investors. And arguably no clutch of companies has benefitted more from Y Combinator’s attention than startups from emerging markets tackling the Continue reading

Singapores Saleswhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams
May 4, 2019

Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople close deals, has announced a Series A round worth $5.3 million.

The investment is led by Monk’s Hill Ventures — the Southeast Asia-focused firm that took part in Continue reading

E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asias fashion supply chain
February 26, 2019

If you’re looking for the next unicorn in Southeast Asia, Zilingo might just be it. The 3.5-year-old e-commerce company announced today that it has raised a Series D round worth $226 million to go after the opportunity to digitize Asia’s Continue reading

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBanks Vision Fund
December 25, 2018

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba.

SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese Continue reading

Chinas Plans for Easy-Credit World Conquest: Trump Is Making It All So Easy
August 9, 2018

HONG KONG China is Americas biggest banker and the rest of the worlds, too. As the financial power of the United States dwindles, and Trump policies inject increasing doses of chaos to its management, Chinas carefully calculated chokehold over entire Continue reading

India Needs Dramatic Growth, and Modis Not Helping
March 5, 2018

It was a sight to warm the heart of an Indian nationalist: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Republic Day celebration on Jan. 26, welcoming one by one his 10 chief guests, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Continue reading