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August 1, 2019
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Y Combinator-backed Vahan is helping low-skilled workers in India find jobs on WhatsApp

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The emergence of online hyperlocal services and e-commerce firms in India has led to the creation of about 200,000 jobs for blue-collar workers who deliver items to customers, acco....

July 18, 2019
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Online shopping guide SMZDM surges 44% on China stock market debut

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When Chinese internet companies seek initial public offerings, they tend to look to the United States where rules for profitability are less strict. SMZDM, an online shopping guide....

June 15, 2019
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Helium launches $51M-funded ‘LongFi’ IoT alternative to cellular

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With 200X the range of Wi-Fi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its transmitters can help track stolen scooters, f....

May 29, 2019
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Indonesia’s vegetable hawkers are going digital thanks to a new startup

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Few things are more interesting that the convergence of old and new. It’s with that in mind that we once again look to Indonesia where East Ventures, an early-stage VC that’s b....

May 24, 2019
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SoFar Sounds house concerts raises $25M, but bands get just $100

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Tired of noisy music venues where you can hardly see the stage? SoFar Sounds puts on concerts in people’s living rooms where fans pay $15 to $30 to sit silently on the floor and ....

May 9, 2019
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Kargo is disrupting logistics in Myanmar, one of the world’s most challenging countries

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Founders in Seattle recently bemoaned a lack of capital and support when compared to Silicon Valley — what about those building startups in more remote markets? Kargo, a company ....

May 8, 2019
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Grocery startup BigBasket becomes India’s newest unicorn with new $150M investment

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India has a new unicorn after BigBasket, a startup that delivers groceries and perishables across the country, raised $150 million for its fight against rivals Walmart’s Flipka....