Category: Asia

Asian investors have plenty of cash, a hearty appetite for investments and a different approach to doing deals – TechCrunch

Daniel Zimmermann Contributor Daniel Zimmermann navigates emerging companies and tech startups through complex corporate transactions, financings and venture technology matters. More posts by this contributor Some tweaks to build employee loyalty The VC landscape has been shifting radically in the past few years as Asian investors pump cash into startups.

Grab-Uber deal wins Philippines approval but ‘virtual monopolist’ concern remains – TechCrunch

Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business in May has been embroiled in regulatory scrutiny, but the ride-hailing firm has some positive news after the Philippines’ regulator gave the deal the all-clear. It did so, however, whilst laying out terms to prevent the company from becoming overly dominant. Singapore’s watchdog

Study flags poor-quality working conditions for remote gig workers – TechCrunch

An Oxford University study of remote gig economy work conducted on digital platforms has highlighted poor-quality working conditions with implications for employees’ well-being. The research comes at a time when political scrutiny is increasingly falling on algorithmically controlled platforms and their societal impacts. Policymakers are also paying greater attention to

Chinese AI startup Tianrang raises a $26M funding round, launches new project to apply ML to cities – TechCrunch

Chinese AI startup Tianrang has raised a $26 million (RMB180 million) funding round from China’s Gaorong Capital and co-lead CMB International Capital. Other investors included Ziniu Fund and Chinese fintech company Wacai. In 2016, the company raised an angel round led by Gaorong Capital and participated in by Shanghai Jindi