On this week’s stories, we cover major partnerships by 500-backed startups and more. OhmniLabs collaborated with Volkswagen to produce custom robots for young soccer fans. At the same time, Bukalapak inked a partnership to increase digital access for Indonesia’s traditional food stalls amid the pandemic. In Malaysia, a Vulcan Post feature put five 500-backed startups in the spotlight for funds raised over the past year.
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- OhmniLabs partners Volkswagen to fulfill children’s dreams with custom robot
- Over US$86M raised by five 500-backed Malaysian startups since 2020 as featured on VulcanPost
- Favful acquired by iMedia in mission to become top digital group in Malaysia
- Bukalapak to boost the traditional food stall business
- Carsome partners Thai insurance firms to offer more online services
- Escavox is going global in keeping food fresher for longer
- ESPL brings esports tournaments to Pakistan
- abillion seeks funding to grow plant-based movement
- Split certified Shariah-compliant in Malaysia, affirms transparency
- Carousell eyes deeper consumer trust with warranties & returns
- No business too small to be a target of cybersecurity attacks — Horangi
- iPrice report on cheapest & most expensive cities in Southeast Asia
Other stories you may have missed:
- Users of fintech platform HelloGold can now access their accounts on Boost, an e-wallet app. Transactions can be made directly on Boost without any processing fees.
- From 23–25 July, 40 experts will come together to conduct 40 upskilling courses at the Glints X Virtual Career Conference. Early bird prices end 10 July 2021.
- MHub co-founder & CMO Jason Ding has been appointed to the committee of the Malaysia PropTech Association from 2021–2023.
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