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Asia's tech news #137: Vietnam blockchain VC, Indonesian SME e-commerce, Singapore's AI insuretech...

WK Wright
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In this issue: Getting Indonesia’s small merchants online, artificial intelligence in insurance, Taiwan’s electric vehicle battery-swapping, India’s Chips to Startup Programme, funding for blockchain tech startups in Vietnam…

Indonesia: Lummo raises $80M with Shopify-like platform helping small merchants get online
Philippines: BillEase raises $11M Series B with buy-now-pay-later services
Singapore's Protos Labs takes Asia Star award with AI-assessed insurance-tech
Taiwan's Gogoro and EV batteries: "...our system is really like a vending machine..."
Singapore: Web3Auth secures $13M, leveraging social accounts to simplify crypto onboarding
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Singapore: Haulio raises $7M in Series A round with on-demand platform for 'first mile' logistics
India: Ministry opens Chips to Startup Programme, aiming to train 85K engineers
Australia: Zetifi, aiming to deliver farm-wide wi-fi using tractors, trucks and passenger vehicles
Vietnam: Funverse Capital unveils first $10M investment fund for blockchain-focused tech startups
Music opportunity in gaming: "...34% hear music in a game and then look it up online to stream or buy..."
PwC Annual Global Crypto Tax Report 2021 (pdf)
PwC Annual Global Crypto Tax Report 2021 (pdf)
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