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Rapyd Research Identifies Rising Digital Payments Winners Across Asia Pacific

Rapyd Research Identifies Rising Digital Payments Winners Across Asia Pacific The Rapyd 2020 Asia Pacific eCommerce and Payment Study conducted in March and April across seven countries in APAC reveals the most frequently used and preferred payment methods of 3,500 consumers Singapore, 11 June 2020

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How can startups survive 2020?

2020 has certainly posed a new set of challenges for startups as businesses across most industries have taken an economic hit. Tech in Asia data shows that dealmaking in February this year is down 26% compared to the same month last year.

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Data scientist salaries in APAC continue to rise, survey reveals

Data scientists across Asia Pacific are still raking it in, with salaries continuing to increase over the past two years, a recent survey shows.

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China’s state VC fund now has $336b to throw at startups

China’s state VC coffers have exploded in size in recent years, holding US$336.4 billion for investing in the nation’s startups at the end of 2015. The data from Beijing-based VC Zero2IPO shows that figure has tripled since 2013. In reality, there’s no one single fund.

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Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. I have met their founder Willis Wee in person few weeks ago in SG, they write news about Asia and curate from other sources they think are great, like this – 26 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye .

I always like articles in a format that I can have the smallest input needed to get a maximun amount of information. Yes, that’s a list. And I try to add some my personal picks “Cool startups located in HK to the list” 🙂

1. Perpetu | Hong Kong

Launched in 2012, Perpetu is a web-based solution for users to note how they would like their online accounts to be handled after their demise. Recently, they got featured in e27 – “Rest (in peace) assured, Perpetu will keep your digital legacy going“.

2. OneSky | Hong Kong

OneSky is a cloud-based translation service to get your apps & websites translated. It has a global network of professional translators up to 30+ languages, at the same time also provide organisation a tool to crowdsource the translation process to your users.

3. Ambi | Hong Kong

Ambi make interacting with home appliances easy so you can focus on living. Their first product upgrade your home appliances to the smartphone era. Ambi is going for a Indiegogo Campaign in next couple of months.

4. Coachbase | Hong Kong

Coachbase is the digital tool to help you to  share plays and drills with your team. Recently they were top 3 most valuable pitch at Nike headquarters demo day.

5. Frenzoo | Hong Kong

Frenzoo make 3d mobile games for women. Their debut game Style Me Girl was downloaded over 1 million times in the first 2 weeks, hitting the #1 free RPG position in iOS and #1 free game on Amazon appstore.

6. Snaptee | Hong Kong

Snaptee help everyone to turn their mobile photos into beautiful and stylish tshirts fast and easy, cultivate a community where users can create, buy, sell and share great tshirt designs and we turn it into real tshirt and ship worldwide. They have raised $600,000 seed round of funding from a group of Hong Kong and Singapore investors.

7. Talkbox | Hong Kong

Now two years old, Talkbox was once ahead of the game, but it is now threatened by big boys such as Whatsapp and WeChat. It has caused them to pivot to a viable business model to stay afloat. Talkbox opted for a two-pronged business-to-business option. They’ve just released the enterprise version of their app, called Talkbox Teamwork.

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