Elizabeth Utley

Digest: Sustainable Indonesian Startups to watch in 2020

FinanceAsia unearths Indonesia’s most exciting and eco-conscious companies to emerge from the country which faces huge environmental problems associated with high-population density and rapid industrialisation.
March 26, 2020

Singapore VC takes on pandemic with accelerator programme

Conceived only two weeks ago, Expara Ventures lays claim to launching the first accelerator to target solutions to the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently siphoning resources from an existing fund, the VC is in talks with investors to support this initiative.
March 25, 2020

If you can’t "bit" them, join them

Amid a global regulatory clampdown, the founder of CoolBitx explains why compliance in the blockchain industry is exciting investors. Although a departure from the core values of privacy and anonymity, the lure of institutional cash is too important to pass up.
February 26, 2020

Indonesian Islamic crowdfunding fintech has very global ambitions

Shariah-compliant fintech companies are popping up in Indonesia at a healthy clip. Given the relative underperformance of their traditional bricks and mortar siblings, many startups are confident they can capture huge market share. ALAMI is just one good example.
February 20, 2020

Asia’s first electric scooter sharing startup opens to investors

As governments across Asia look to decrease carbon emissions, Taiwan’ electric scooter sharing service WeMo is out to capitalise and turning to venture capital after four years of bootstrapping to do so. Its CEO and founder takes FinanceAsia through the vision.
February 04, 2020