Daily Markup #863: Top stories in October on AI assisting humans in manufacturing and content creation, plus more

500-backed companies raised over US$4 million to help manufacturers scale, small businesses to expand their sales network, companies to leverage flexible office spaces, and marketers to increase the effectiveness of their content.

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  • 500 Global Rise Report illuminate opportunities in the next decade of global technology
  • Phasio secures US$2.5M to help local manufacturers scale through better customer relationships, AI-assisted by mGPT
  • Ejen2u gets US$1.5M in pre-Series A to expand agent management offerings for small businesses, and explore new opportunities in Indonesia
  • WORQ raises pre-Series B funding to expand co-working space & space-as-a-service for startups, SMEs and corporates
  • NexMind empowers global brands with intuitive AI tools to create search-optimized content in 17 languages effortlessly
  • Halogen Capital selected by Malaysia’s Securities Commission to receive funding from Digital Innovation Fund (DIGID)
  • LottieFiles brings the power of motion design to Canva with 100,000+ ready-to-use customizable animations
  • eFishery is bringing its aquaculture success to India, and unveils new blockchain-based digital cooperative for farmers
  • Hydroleap’s chemical-free modular system makes it simple for companies to treat industrial wastewater sustainably and effectively
  • Easyship partners Sendle to make it easy and affordable for e-commerce entrepreneurs to ship their goods sustainably
  • FarMart CEO Alekh shares focusing on impact and sustainability is their north star for building a global food supply platform
  • Carsome CFO Juliet Zhu on her transition from VC investor to startup operator, and her vision for the used cars supply chain
  • RedDoorz turns to AI and data analytics to give hotels owners in SE Asia the competitive edge, aims to grow network to 8,000 hotels
  • MHub partners Malaysian government to enhance national Housing Integrated Management System (HIMS)
  • Carousell moves into new Campus office, complete with hidden rooms and AI-powered product inspection
  • Khailee shares high-growth trends in SE Asia, how 500 Global finds & funds tech founders, and why now is the best time to invest
  • Halogen Capital brings governance into cryptocurrency investing for institutional and corporate clients

Other stories you may have missed:

  • Chickin’s PETRUK program distributed IDR195 billion with zero non-performing loans to help farmers increase productivity
  • FarMart announced a collaboration with Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC), making it the first Food and Agri Tech company to launch its products on the platform
  • Laka nominated ‘Best Cycle Insurance Provider’ in the Smart Money People, Insurance Choice Awards
  • Neuron Mobility selected to provide e-scooters in Wollongong as part of a 12-month trial, launching with 300 Neuron e-scooters
  • DealCart partnered with tapmad to offercustomers enhanced grocery shopping convenience right from the comfort of their homes


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