SEA’s soonicorns and their early backers

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There are currently 15 startups in Southeast Asia set to break into the exclusive unicorn club soon.
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Blockchain startup bags $2m for money transfer service in SEA
Almond Finance aims to open its first money transfer corridor, which will focus on Southeast Asia and North America, in the first quarter of 2022.
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Ex-TikTok president joins $20m round in SG cloud storage firm
CyberHash will use the new capital to expand its cloud storage facility and increase operations in Asia, among others.
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Didi posts 1.7% drop in Q3 revenue amid China clampdown
This month, Didi’s board also authorized a listing of its class A ordinary shares on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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Korean beauty firm B2Link buys digital skincare community
B2Link will use Picky’s proprietary data to find and acquire young brands looking to generate interest with skincare enthusiasts.




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You can also check out a curated list of trending tech events over here.

  • *Event* Ask Me Anything about NFTs on January 14
    Ask all your questions to Alan Seng, the founder of Dark Zodiac, a Singapore NFT project that made S$1.4 million (around US$1 million) after selling all of its 3,876 NFTs in 80 minutes.
  • AWS SaaS Forum on February 17
    Join the AWS SaaS Forum on February 17 to uncover opportunities and insights on SaaS trends, outlook for 2022 and how to build your business playbook. Attendance is complimentary.


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