Into the world of Boipoka

During this year’s Ekushey book fair, one particular stall piqued the interest of Dhaka’s bookworms. That might had been because of the stall’s name – “boipoka” which is the literal Bangla translation of “bookworm.” Or because it was one of the only stalls at the book fair that did not have any books – at least not of the paper variety. What
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Financial Technology Influencing Startups In Asia

This month, the RISE technology conference in Hong Kong, brought out some of Asia’s most potentially disruptive startups where they came together to pitch, network and share new ideas. Financial technology has been a major force globally in recent years, with innovations in payments, investments and currency exchange emerging at a rapid pace. Here are some of those startups that made
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‘Woomentum’ – A Startup For Women Entrepreneurs In Asia

Singapore-based Woomentum is a community based crowdfunding platform for women who are founders and entrepreneurs. It aims to foster communication, resource sharing, mentoring, and early-stage funding among their startups. The site started out 18 months ago as an online community, where members can post questions and have others answer them or offer discussion. A civil engineer specializing in bridge design, Aouri
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This Man Quit An Impressive 20-year Investment Banking Career For Startups

Originally published on Tech In Asia For the past 20 years, Gabriel Fong was living the dream of any aspiring business executive. Two years after graduating with a degree in economics from the Cambridge University in 1992, Singapore-born Fong landed a job at Wall Street investment banking giant Goldman Sachs. There, he worked on several high-profile capital market deals in Asia,
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Foodpanda Raises US$100M Funding

Mobile food delivery app Foodpanda on Friday announced raising of fresh funds to the tune of $100 million (about Rs. 635 crore) in a financing round led by Goldman Sachs. Existing investors, including Rocket Internet SE, also participated in the round. As part of the financing round, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners will join the advisory board of Foodpanda. The company will
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