Big numbers make big news this month! A series of funding rounds totaling more than US$300 million was secured by several 500-backed startups – with second-hand marketplace Carousell becoming the newest unicorn in our portfolio. Meanwhile, Generation.T and TechNode Global honored our founders for the impact they’ve made in their respective industries.
Missed last month’s roundup? Check it out here.
- Carsome boosted by US$170M funding, eyes US listing
- Carousell enters billion-dollar startup club with US$100M raise
- Prenetics to become Hong Kong’s first unicorn by 2022
- Homage raises US$30M for better aged & disability care
- ICS enters US$20M credit facility to offer affordable loans to fight COVID-19 in Indonesia
- 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
- YAS MicroInsurance lands funding for inclusive protection starting from US$0.50
- HIJUP launches US$6.9M growth fund to back Indonesian brands
- Carousell helps charities help others with US$2,000 packages
- Horangi offers free trial & pledges donations to Afghanistan
- Kredivo’s ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ service enters Vietnam market
- Gnowbe to boost employability in Singapore with new platform
- 500 Startups rebrands to 500 Global, raises largest fund to date
- Vishal Harnal on spotting the next big thing
- Gillian Tee talks female entrepreneurship on BBC
- The 500-backed trailblazing entrepreneurs making a positive impact
- The six women leaders in 500-backed emerging startups
- Pandemic-resilient Malaysian startups defying odds in 2021
- Talkpush releases bot for recruitment on Instagram
- Grab posts record numbers for Q2 of 2021
- Bukalapak revenue up 35%, big contribution by SMEs
Other stories you may have missed:
- Fresh from the IPO, Bukalapak’s President Teddy Oetomo speaks in a podcast about Mitra Bukalapak’s commerce activities.
- HappyFresh has been chosen as one of 15 companies on the rise in Indonesia in LinkedIn’s list of top startups in 2021.
- Vice President of Growth at Zenysis penned an opinion piece on Devex, stating that COVID-19 requires ‘business as unusual’ in global health.