Durians Daily #305: Top stories in July on US$440M funding to benefit Indonesians through Grab & HappyFresh and more
This month, we cover big stories in Indonesia. A media conglomerate invests US$375 million in Grab Indonesia, HappyFresh bags US$65 million in a Series D funding, Carsome buys a stake in a Jakarta-based offline car and motorcycle auction company, and Bukalapak kicks off Indonesia’s biggest IPO in a decade. Meanwhile in Singapore, Nas Academy raises US$11 million to develop a learning platform for content creators.
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- Carsome becomes Malaysia’s first tech unicorn in share-swap deal
- Bukalapak kicks off US$1.13B IPO, biggest in Indonesia in over a decade
- Emtek invests US$375M in Grab Indonesia’s technology unit to boost MSME inclusion
- HappyFresh bags US$65M in funding to improve user experience
- Nas Academy raises US$11M for MasterClass-like platform
- NewCampus bags US$2.5M funding for underserved training needs in Southeast Asia
- SPEEDHOME lands US$1.7M, to set up in Bangkok
- Favful acquired by iMedia in mission to become top digital group in Malaysia
- Carsome’s first investment in SEA to broaden diversity for dealers & suppliers
- Carousell kicks off one of the biggest online property expos in the Philippines
- PolicyPal in Singapore’s first advance certified insurtech course
- Kredivo & eFishery team up to boost financial inclusion among fish farmers
- Clinikk vaccinates 1 million people in 40 days
- Koo welcomes the president of Nigeria within first week of app launch
- YAS MicroInsurance offers on-demand protection for day-to-day activities
- OhmniLabs uses 3D printing to build robots 10x faster, 10x cheaper
- EMQ expands into Thailand, adds PromptPay to its network
- Haulio partners with OFX to offer hauliers access to preferential FX rates & relevant FX solutions
Other stories you may have missed:
- Kredivo now offers 0% interest for its 3 month installment to open wider and more affordable access to credit.
- Naluri partnered with ASEAN bank CIMB to launch a wellness and mental health program for its employees.
- Carsome Academy has been accredited by the Department of Skills Development in Malaysia, allowing it to award the Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Inspection to experienced technical workers in the automotive industry.
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