Unicorns abound in Southeast Asia! Carousell raises US$100 million and becomes the region’s newest startup to enter the billion-dollar club, while Prenetics is set to become Hong Kong’s very first unicorn by next year. Meanwhile, social e-commerce platform Dagangan raises US$11.5 million just three months after closing a pre-Series A funding round, and further down under in Australia, Gilmour Space lands a government grant under the country’s Moon to Mars mission.
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- Carousell enters billion-dollar startup club with US$100M raise
- Prenetics to become Hong Kong’s first unicorn by 2022
- Dagangan bags US$11.5M to serve rural communities through an Android app
- Gilmour gets a US$725,000 boost for its race to space
- 500 Startups rebrands to 500 Global, raises largest fund to date
- Pandemic-resilient Malaysian startups defying odds in 2021
- Naluri to help startups weather the pandemic with MaGIC
- The story of eFishery finding success outside of its tech
- BukuKas is more than just a bookkeeping app
- Carousell talks IPO & creating a marketplace free of fraudsters
- Bukalapak’s Rachmat Kaimuddin to speak at Tech in Asia conference
- Horangi offers free trial & pledges donations to Afghanistan
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