Aparajita Saxena

Aparajita Saxena

Deputy Associate Editor, Asia Pacific

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FinTech

Singapore Startup Fractal Inks Deal with Filipino Fintech to Serve the Country's Unbanked Population

The tie-up would solve a big problem for 45 per cent adults in the Philippines, who say documentation requirements are a major barrier to opening bank accounts
News and Trends

Gojek Founder and Ex-CEO Appointed Indonesia's Minister of Education and Culture

Makarim had announced his resignation to the press on Monday
E-commerce

Alibaba Expects More Than Half a Billion Consumers to Shop on its Singles Day

That's a 100 million more consumers than its Singles Day in 2017!
Breaking News

Gojek Cofounder Nadiem Makarim Resigns, Hitches a Ride to Indonesian Parliament

To join President Jokowi's cabinet for his second term
Accelerators

Grab, Inside Out: Singapore Unicorn's Big Foray Into Investing in Startups

Singapore's Grab earlier this year launched its investment platform, Grab Ventures, focused on tech, logistics, mobility, payments, food and groceries, and other on demand services
Budget hotel chain

Budget Hotel Company RedDoorz to Add 11 More Hotels in Singapore

The company is poised to become the second-largest hotel chain in Singapore
Seed Funding

Chasing Angels: What Early Investors Look for In a Pre-Series A Company

"When you're talking to me in the first minute, I'm thinking - is this person a leader?" - Ron Conway, American angel investor, often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels"
Data analytics

Analytics Firm Adjust Says Tech Advancement Reason for Expansion in SEA

Smartphone penetration, technological advancement, and success of homegrown brands in Southeast Asia have increased demand for accurate marketing data, company says
FinTech

Southeast Asia's Fintech Industry is set to Cross $1 Trillion by 2025

A joint study spearheaded by Google says digital financial services are at an inflection point in Southeast Asia
Ridesharing Apps

What's Driving Grab and Gojek's Superapp Success

Ridehailing companies, most of which are loss-making, are looking beyond just passenger mobility to boost their profit margins. And consumers are lapping it up.
E-commerce

Treat Yo' Self: Southeast Asia's e-Commerce Sector to Hit $150 Billion by 2025

The region sees an average of 5 million e-commerce orders in a day
Mobile Apps

5 Kinds of Apps Southeast Asians Used the Most in 2019

About 90 percent of the total internet users in Southeast Asia used their cell phones to log on to the web
IPO

China's TechCrunch-like Website Files to Go Public, Shrugging U.S.-China Trade War Volatility

The filing came amid market rumours that the U.S. was considering delisting Chinese firms from U.S. stock exchanges.