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Thailand’s Omise to acquire e-money service provider Paysbuy

Omise, an online payment platform based in Bangkok announced on Thursday that it is acquiring one of Thailand’s first payment gateway service provider Paysbuy from Total Access Communication Pcl (DTAC). Paysbuy was founded in 2004 and acquired DTAC as a majority stakeholder in 2007. Financial details of the agreement were ... Read More »

Mighty Bear Games closes US$775K round led by Rocket’s VC arm

Singapore-based Mighty Bear Games has been operating in stealth so far, but the startup has revealed itself today as it announced the closing of a pre-seed funding round worth US$775K from Rocket Internet’s investment arm Global Founders Capital. The studio comprises of former employees from Nonstop Games, a company that ... Read More »

HoloEyes raises US$1.3 million Series A to help surgeons stimulate operations in VR

Japanese Virtual Reality (VR) startup HoloEyes, which develops surgical simulation content for doctors, announced recently that it has raised 150 million yen (about US$1.3 million) in a Series A round from Nissay Capital. This follows a 10 million yen (about US$89K) seed round the company has secured from Japanese VR-focused ... Read More »

Chinese investors eye Indonesia’s P2P lending marketplace Investree for Series B

Investree’s Chairman and Co-Founder Adrian Gunadi Indonesian peer-to-peer lending marketplace Investree announced recently that Chinese investors have initiated discussions for an investment in the company for its next Series B round. If successful, the deal will become one of the first international investments in Indonesia’s fintech space. Previously, the startup ... Read More »

6 Tips for Vegetarian Travelers

Now that you have just hit the confirm button after booking your travel online, you are set to go. You are filled with joy and excitement, and you are already planning on what to wear during your trip, compiling an itinerary of all the sights that you’ll see, thinking about ... Read More »

5 Amazing Trips for Animal Lovers in Japan

Japan’s an entertaining and fun place to visit for people looking to interact with some of the most amazing and fun to watch animals. Walk down the streets in the cities and you’ll soon realize that animals hold a special place in the hearts, minds, and lives of the Japanese. ... Read More »

The Most Unusual Holiday Destinations in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is exotic and colorful. It is filled with wonderful places to see and great things to do. The region also offers some of the most unusual and bizarre activities in midst of their diverse traditions and legends. With that said, here’s a list of unconventional activities, and some ... Read More »

6 Most Common Family Travel Myths, Debunked

Are you planning to go on a family trip? Are your kids coming along with you? You may probably want to think twice before getting into all that mess your toddler is going to make, all the fights your kids are going to have and everything else in between. While ... Read More »

Thai fintech startup Digio secures Series A funding from InVent

Digio (Thailand) Co Ltd., an e-wallet technology startup based in Bangkok has raised an undisclosed Series A funding from InVent, a venture capital arm of Intouch Holdings Pcl. Digio will become the first fintech startup among the company’s investment portfolio, which counts 11 startups in total. Together with Digio, the ... Read More »

Saratoga Group seeks new partnership for co-investment in Indonesia

Indonesia’s investment firm PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya is in talks with strategic investors for a co-investment partnership as it looks to bet big on rising opportunities in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The company is currently evaluating multiple options including running public-listed Saratoga Investama funding on its own, setting up a ... Read More »