Ecosystem Roundup: Investors Reveal Trends for 2023; Hyperlounge, Handprint raise funds

‘Consolidation and Explosion’: SEA startup investors reveal trends for 2023 they’re watching closely
Some 2022 trends will remain relevant, but SEA startup investors are looking to capitalize on these opportunities in different ways

Casa Mia Coliving secures $1.3 million in seed funding to expand its local and regional footprint
Funds raised will be used to accelerate expansion and improve proprietary property management software

Hyperlounge raises $8 million in Series A to grow beyond a business analytics platform
Hyperlounge wants to establish itself as an indispensable partner in the digital transformation for global companies

Eratani Closes $3.8M Seed Funding to Build Platform-Based Farmer Ecosystem
Since launching in 2021, Eratani has managed to onboard more than 10,000 foster farmers across the island of Java

Handprint receives additional funding from Singtel Innov8 and launches Handprint for Impact Partners
Handprint for Impact empowers NGOs to manage and report on the impacts they create and provides reassurance to the businesses they support

DEA raises $10 million from LDA Capital to accelerate NFT gaming platform PlayMining
DEA is a global web3 entertainment company founded in 2018. It manages IP monetization for developers and runs the PlayMining platform

Following the Series C funding round, Privy is executing the Australian expansion plan
The expansion was made possible by Privy’s partnership with the IA-CEPA ECP Katalis

Validus Banks first tranche of the Series C round
The company previously said its Series C funding will be used to launch neobanking products in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Payoneer secures approval to expand payment offering in Singapore
MAS recently licensed major payment institutions to a number of companies, most recently Singapore-based crypto firm MetaComp and buy now, pay later major Atome.

Hong Kong launches Asia’s first crypto ETFs
HKEX said that ETFs are one of the fastest growing segments in its product range

How the Three Faces Theory explains identity issues and the rise of bots
Getting rid of the intolerable bots on social platforms has become a painful but crucial goal for all social platforms

How Folklore Uses Technology to Create Closely Connected Cultures in Remote Teams
Through the power of storytelling, Folklory aims to help people preserve memories and establish a tight-knit team culture

6 NFT Mistakes Newbies Should Avoid
An NFT, or non-fungible token, is a unique digital identifier recorded on a blockchain and used to certify authenticity and ownership

Navigating Singapore payment regulations
A strong regulatory framework in a highly respected financial industry, Singapore has positioned itself as a hub for payments and crypto companies

How the app sharing economy keeps up with current trends
Heavy apps that would take a long time to download from the Internet could be transferred quickly, enabling growth in the app economy

The secret sauce to de-risking early-stage venture capital
The traditional venture capital model is fraught with risk, but to be successful it is crucial that risk reduction remains at the heart of investment decisions

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