Issue #061: Indian social gaming, blockchain & green energy, the next 2.5BN, women in tech…

Asia’s tech, startup and funding news in brief, drawn from South & SE Asia, Australia & NZ, with wider-world items for reference. Get the app here

India: GetMega social gaming startup raises $15M with skill-based gaming for real-world cash prizesentrackr.com

GetMega has raised fresh funds at a valuation of Rs 550 crore or close to $75 million. This is a three-fold jump in the company’s valuation which was valued at around $25 million during its Series A…

China: Economic planning body approves nat’l grid operator trials using blockchain for green power tradingwww.coindesk.com

State Grid, the world’s largest utility operator, has applied for a patent for blockchain-based certificates of green power transactions, the commission said…

Singapore: Portcast raises $3.2M pre-A with data-driven logistics systems including predictive adjustmentsca.finance.yahoo.com

For many manufacturers and freight forwarders, managing logistics is still a very manual process: tracking shipments with a call or online lookup, and entering that data into an Excel spreadsheet…

She Loves Tech 2021 Australia Round set for September 10th at 10am, running virtually — register hereus06web.zoom.us

Startups will be competing to win up to $50,000 from She Loves Tech, Teja Ventures and Asian Development Bank Ventures, special media and mentorship prizes, fast track access to partner…

Wild Digital Indonesia: 8–9 September 2021 / 40% off with codes SNASIAGA & SNASIAP

Singapore: Homage raises $30M to focus on integrating with aged and disability care infrastructurestechcrunch.com

Homage, the caregiving-focused startup, has raised a $30 million Series C led by Sheares Healthcare Group, which is wholly owned by investment firm Temasek. Other participants included new investors…

Malaysia: Vynn Capital VC firm and Multimedia University sign MoU aiming to boost entrepreneurshipwww.digitalnewsasia.com

Multimedia University has signed an MoU agreement with venture capital firm, Vynn Capital to collaborate in strengthening the startup ecosystem and enhancing entrepreneurship among students…

“Indonesia…is seeking to build this…from computational thinking training for schoolteachers through…”asia.nikkei.com

But realizing that potential will require concerted, coordinated action and good partnerships. Approximately 1.8 billion people across the region still do not have access to the internet at all…

Applications open for FTxSDG Challenge from Financial Times and Seedstars, seeking UNSDG solutionsfttalent.ft.com

The FT Talent programme brings together talented individuals who are proactive, curious and able to think on their feet to take part in the FT Talent Challenge, a competition in our headquarters…

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