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Startup Snapshot is a Tech in Asia podcast that uncovers the raw emotions and roller-coaster journeys that startup founders face when trying to turn their innovative ideas into reality. Host Nathaniel Fetalvero talks to entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the region, discussing howRead more

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Deep Dive: Atome’s enigmatic parent company

Nov 12 • 16:21

After recently closing a US$400 million series D round from an investor consortium led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Warburg Pincus, Singapore-headquartered Advance Intelligence Group joined the unicorn club....

Deep Dive: Stripe’s rough road into Indonesia

Oct 8 • 21:57

Over the past year, financial services major Stripe has been stepping up its efforts to enter the Indonesian market, targeting key positions for early hires. Among them is former Grab Indonesia executive director Ongki Kurniawan, who’s now leading Stripe’s charge in the country....

Deep Dive: India’s D2C boom

Sep 10 • 19:41

It wasn’t too long ago that in India, Kashmiri apparel sellers carrying large, red-checked bed sheets full of handmade embroidered shawls, dress materials, and stoles would spend their days knocking on door after door, trying to sell their wares to people in the neighborhood....

Deep Dive: Why Bukalapak’s IPO is a big deal for Indonesia

Aug 13 • 22:57

Founded in 2010, Bukalapak initially had trouble raising funds because “nobody wanted to invest,” co-founder and former CEO Achmad Zaky said during a fireside chat at the Tech in Asia Conference in 2019. He even considered closing the business after its first year, but he persevered instead and Bukalapak became a unicorn around eight years after its launch....

Behind the idea that spawned a multimillion-dollar business

Aug 5 • 17:31

[This episode was produced in partnership with CleverTap]...

Deep Dive: Why HungryGoWhere ended up being all sizzle and no steak

Jul 2 • 20:00

For years, HungryGoWhere was the go-to platform for anyone looking for grub and sustenance in Singapore....

Deep Dive: Gojek and Tokopedia’s merger

Jun 10 • 26:47

Last month, Indonesia-based super app Gojek and online marketplace Tokopedia announced a merger to form GoTo Group....

Deep Dive: Grab’s investor presentation

May 14 • 26:19

Last month, Grab announced its plans to go public in the US via a merger with Altimeter Capital, a special purpose acquisition company....

Deep Dive: How PatSnap joined the unicorn club

Apr 15 • 21:18

Last month, innovation intelligence startup PatSnap raised US$300 million from big-name backers like SoftBank Vision Fund II and Tencent Investment, which the Singapore-based firm says brings its valuation over US$1 billion....

Deep Dive: Behind Sea’s latest moves

Mar 26 • 20:30

Over the past few weeks, one company that has frequently been hitting the headlines is Singapore-headquartered Sea....

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