Singapore-based Intellect wants to lower barriers to mental health support in Asia – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Taking care of your emotional wellbeing is as important as physical health, but in Asia, the topic is often stigmatized. Intellect, a Singapore-based startup, wants to make the idea of mental health more approachable with an app that offers self-guided exercises based on cognitive behavorial therapy techniques. The company develops consumer and enterprise versions…

Singapore-based data protection startup Dathena raises $12 million Series A – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Dathena, a Singapore-based company that provides AI-based data protection and privacy solutions, announced it has raised a $12 million Series A. Part of the funding will be used to expand Dathena’s co-sell partnership with Microsoft in the United States, which is targeted to Azure Cloud and Microsoft 365 customers who need to comply with…

Razer is deploying free mask vending machines in Singapore

[ad_1] Razer is most well-known for its rainbow-hued gaming accessories, but the coronavirus pandemic has recently turned its attention to less fun, but more vital accoutrements.  The company announced on Tuesday that it will distribute approximately five million free surgical masks to every Singaporean resident aged 16 and up, with more made available for purchase.…

Southeast Asian lending platform Validus raises $20 million for its Series B+ round – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Small- to medium-sized businesses are one of the most important parts of Southeast Asia’s economy, but many have trouble securing growth capital from traditional financial institutions. Validus wants to fix the financing gap with its peer-to-peer lending platform, which connects accredited lenders with SMEs. The Singapore-based startup announced today that it has raised $20…

Boston Dynamics’ Spot is patrolling a Singapore park to encourage social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Since announcing the commercial availability of Spot, Boston Dynamics has presented a range of different gigs for the robot, from construction to telepresence. Last month, the company announced it was partnering with local hospitals interested in using the platform to perform remote visits for COVID-19 victims. Turns out the global pandemic has spurred all…

Igloo raises $8.2M to bring insurance to more people in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Singapore-based Igloo, formerly known as Axinan, has raised $8.2 million as the insurance-tech startup looks to broaden its foothold in half a dozen Southeast Asian markets and Australia. InVent, a corporate venture capital arm of telecommunications firm Intouch Holdings, led Igloo’s extended Series A round, the startup told . Existing investors Openspace Ventures, a…

Financial tech startup Previse raises $11 million to help suppliers get paid faster – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Previse, a fintech centered on serving to suppliers get faster fee, introduced that it has raised $11 million in new funding led by Reefknot Investments and Mastercard. Returning traders Bessemer Venture Partners, Hambro Perks and Augmentum Fintech additionally participated. Founded in 2016, Previse says it presently processes about 100,000 invoices a day, and its…