This entrepreneur is behind finance portal’s vision is to be everyone’s personal finance coach. Vinod Nair is the founder and chief executive officer of, a Singapore-based personal finance portal with a mission: to simplify people’s personal finance decisions through its powerful content and product recommendation engine. “By aggregating and consolidating information and providing original, engaging content, the website […]

July 27, 2017

P2P app Julo raises seed funding from Skystar Capital, others

Indonesian peer-to-peer (P2P) lending startup Julo has raised an undisclosed amount of investment in a seed round led by Skystar Capital, along with East Ventures, Convergence Ventures, according to an announcement. A few notable angel investors also participated in the round. Julo is focussed on financial inclusion in Indonesia by helping over 100 million people obtain […]

July 19, 2017

Singapore finance portal MoneySmart raises US$10M to boost presence in APAC

Singapore-based personal finance portal MoneySmart has raised S$14 million (US$10 million) in a Series B round led by Inc, a Japanese online service provider. Existing investors SPH Media Fund and Golden Gate Ventures also participated in the round. MoneySmart will use the fresh round of financing to boost its presence in Singapore and Indonesia, […]

June 9, 2017

Go-jek’s golden funding round from Tencent & its halo effect on the Indonesian ecosystem

The stakes just got even higher in Indonesia’s ride-hailing space with local champion Go-jek reported by TechCrunch to have raised a US$ 1.2 billion round led by Tencent Holdings Limited (Tencent) on a US$ 3 billion valuation, sending the message to Grab, “What you can raise, we will do better.” As of publication time, there […]

May 9, 2017

Rework opens second coworking space in Jakarta, launches a mobile app

Jakarta-based coworking space Rework today launched its second coworking space in the city in Kuningan, South Jakarta. The launch follows its first coworking space in Sudirman area. The new coworking space provides an open space and nine private offices, which was already fully occupied by the time the new space is launched. It also offers […]

April 28, 2017