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For Airbnb employees, dream turns into disillusionment

[SAN FRANCISCO] Last summer, several Airbnb employees wrote a letter to the online room-rental startup's founders.
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 - 11:48 AM
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WeWork, WeWait, WeWorry: What's next for CEO Adam Neumann?

[SAN FRANCISCO] Steve Schwarzman has doubts. So does Larry Ellison.
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 - 10:44 AM
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Big data unicorn Palantir to seek at least US$26 billion valuation in fundraising: sources

[BENGALURU] Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least US$26 billion in a private fundraising round,...
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 - 8:10 AM
Big data unicorn Palantir to seek at least US$26 billion valuation in fundraising: sources

Lenders seeking changes to WeWork chief's US$500m credit line: sources

[NEW YORK] Banks that provided a US$500 million credit line to WeWork chief executive officer Adam Neumann are looking...
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 - 11:26 AM
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US fintech startup Stripe valued at US$35b in latest funding round

[BENGALURU] Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising US$250 million in its latest funding round, which values the...
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 - 10:24 AM
US fintech startup Stripe valued at US$35b in latest funding round

Profiles

Novelship in race to capture Asia's resale market for rare sneakers

THE race is afoot to capture the resale market for collectors' sneakers and streetwear in Asia, and Singapore-based...
THE PITCH
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 - 5:50 AM
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Bootstrapped but profitable now, SGeBiz finally ready for VC-funded growth

FOR three years, Singapore E-Business (SGeBiz) founders Edmund Nathan and Ernie Heng did not draw a salary. They...
THE PITCH
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 - 5:50 AM
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Opinion

Digital payments key to rural credit scoring in S-E Asia

LIKE any business, a small family-owned farm requires capital. Rice, corn, coffee and cocoa all require equipment,...
STARTING POINT
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - 5:50 AM
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STARTING POINT

South-east Asia is on the brink of a new retail revolution

TECH industry stakeholders like to harp on the percentage of all retail sales that e-commerce accounts for year-on-year...
STARTING POINT
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 - 12:20 PM
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