• Japan's Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards

    12 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The humble business card is a target for disruption in Southeast Asia after Japanese contacts management startup Sansan raised JPY 3 billion to expand its business into the region.
    Founded way back in 2007, Sansan helps bring business intelligence to companies through a system that helps build connections between users and both internal employees and external contacts using, among other things, business cards.
    “Our purpose is to use tech to enhance the utility and value of business cards,” Sansan co-founder and CEO Chikahiro Terada told TechCrunch in an interview. “They are customary for...
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  • Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia's cities

    Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia's cities

    13 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Despite the rise in electric scooters in the U.S., you'd be forgiven for thinking that Asia - the region where bike-sharing foreshadowed the rise of e-scooters - has been left off the party. But e-scooters have quietly been in the region for some time and now they are beginning to ramp up.
    Singapore-based Neuron Mobility is one such riser, and the company announced today that it has raised a SG$5 million seed round to explore overseas growth opportunities. The money comes from a collection of investors that include SeedPlus, 500 Startups, SEEDS Capital, ACE Capital, undisclosed angels and...
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