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Monday 8 November 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Gojek and Gogoro to test battery-swapping e-scooters
Gojek and Gogoro are testing out battery-swapping e-scooters soon in Jakarta, Indonesia, while Germany-based IC vendor Infineon is encouraging more innovations on mobility and sustainability in Asia.
Friday 5 November 2021
Gogoro in strategic partnership with Gojek to boost urban smart mobility in Indonesia
Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro has signed with Gojek, an Indonesia-based provider of mobile on-demand services including ride-hailing, for a strategic partnership to promote smart mobility in main cities in Indonesia, according to Gogoro.
Thursday 4 November 2021
SEL EdTech startup MEandMine leverages AI and digital tech to scale
After successful seed-round funding, Silicon Valley-based Social-emotional learning (SEL) education startup MEandMine is launching multiple efforts in 2022, building the momentum for its market expansion in Europe and Asia, as well as integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies as tools for products aimed for enhancing user experience and efficacy, said CEO Elinor Huang.
Thursday 4 November 2021
Singapore offers strong incentives to attract startups
Startboard, a Taiwan-based startup incubator, hosted a Singapore-themed evening on October 29th in Taipei on why it makes sense to start a business in Singapore for startups.
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Singapore-based edtech Geniebook raises US$16.6 million
Geniebook, the largest online education provider in Singapore, has raised US$16.6 million in round A fundraising led by well-known angel investors and a few private investors including senior executives from Grab, Shopee, and Go-Jek, according to VIR.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Vietnam-based One Mount paves its way to becoming next unicorn
VinID, VinShop, and OneHousing are accelerating the digital transformation in Vietnam. The growing popularity of these digital services is helping parent company One Mount become a new tech unicorn, according to VIR.
Monday 1 November 2021
India roundup: carmakers are running low on lithium battery
India continues pushing for its local manufacturing of EV and semiconductors; however, lithium batteries are hard to find. Honda may launch its first electric two-wheeler in India in the next financial year.
Monday 1 November 2021
Can Facebook's rebrand to Meta help its metaverse vision come true?
Mark Zuckerberg officially announced Facebook has changed its company name to Meta. During the Facebook Connect 2021 conference, Zuckerberg said the new name would better encompass the company's focus on the "metaverse." In the future, the company will view and report performance based on different business natures, one being its application business and the other dedicated to future platform business development.
Monday 1 November 2021
Flexciton optimizes wafer fab scheduling to improve production efficiency
Flexciton, a UK-based software startup, deployed its production scheduling optimization software in Seagate's factory in Derry, Northern Ireland. The software is based on mixed-integer linear programming (MILP), which is more advanced than other machine learning techniques. Not only does it find a "better" production scheduling solution, but it also finds the mathematically "best" solution. The problem with MILP in the past was that the calculation speed was too slow, which made it difficult to put into use on production lines where conditions are rapidly changing.
Friday 29 October 2021
Wireless power revolutionizes car manufacturing: Interview with Solace Power CEO Neil Chaulk
The automobile industry is going through some fundamental changes. More and more technology companies are eyeing the electric vehicle (EV) market, planning either to build their own cars or to contribute their solution to improve the experience of drivers and passengers while in a car.
Thursday 28 October 2021
The rise of Southeast Asian unicorn companies
Unicorn companies in Southeast Asia have been growing rapidly. Not only have their valuations substantially grown, but unicorn companies in the region continue to emerge.
Thursday 28 October 2021
EdTech startups on the rise in Southeast Asia
EdTech startups become popular targets of investors as the COVID-19 pandemic induced school closures and forced students and teachers to take up remote learning around the world. In October alone, two Singapore-based startups, Doyobi and Geniebook successfully raised more than US$2 million in their Series A rounds.
Thursday 28 October 2021
AI assistant empowers future of cars: Interview with Inago founder & CEO Ron Di Carlantonio
The well-established automotive industry is evolving very fast to electrify vehicles for the goal of net-zero carbon emissions. The electric revolution also redefines the concept of car manufacturing and the related technologies and services in the ecosystems. Ron Di Carlantonio, founder & CEO of Inago, the creator of an in-car AI assistant, said, automobiles generally only get major updates every three to five years. But now Tesla can update the car overnight, which forces the traditional OEMs to embrace digitalization and more new inventions.
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Energy management vital for EV charging infrastructure: Q&A with Electrum Charging Solutions CEO Broderick Gunning
Electrum Charging Solutions is a Canadian startup that provides end-to-end electrical infrastructure solutions to corporations, governments, utilities, developers, and OEM manufacturers first as an infrastructure installer and now by being a system integrator. It is participating in the 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan exhibition in Taipei. The company's CEO Broderick (Brodie) Gunning talked to DIGITIMES about the company's vision as a total solution provider to the EV ecosystem in North America and Asia.
Monday 25 October 2021
Indian startups offer electric car conversion to spur EV revolution
The Indian government expects massive adoption of electric vehicles in the country over the next decade. According to NITI Aayog, the country's top think tank, EV sales penetration could reach 70% for commercial cars, 30% for private cars, 40% for buses, and 80% for two- and three-wheelers by 2030.