Ecosystem Roundup: Layoffs at Chope, Doctor Anywhere acquires AHS, Singapore is 9th most targeted country for crypto fraud

Alipay-backed Chope lays off 65 employees
The layoffs by the restaurant management startup affected 38 from the city-state and 27 across its other markets in Asia; Ziaudeen said the company has been affected by “fast-changing economic conditions” in the last few months.

Doctor Anywhere acquires AHS, adds US$38.8M to Series C round
The investors are Asia Partners, Kamet Capital, Square Peg, IHH Healthcare, EDBI, and OSK-SBI Venture Partners; AHS is a group of 14 medical specialists with a patient-first approach and vision to make specialised care accessible to all.

Singapore is 9th most targeted country for crypto fraud: CoinJournal study
The US is the most commonly targeted country, with 13 hacks and breaches; With 120 incidents, 2022 was the worst for crypto fraud and breaches; this was 26 more than the previous year.

UK’s Activpayroll acquires Malaysia’s Propay Partners for APAC push
Propay Partners offers payroll outsourcing and employee mobility services; Activpayroll offers global services in employee payroll, HR, international payments, and employee mobility to over 1,200 companies across 154 countries.

Gree Energy secures US$3.2M to transform wastewater into biogas
HK-based Earthcare Group is the investor; The Indonesian firm makes biogas solutions financially viable by unlocking access to carbon credit markets, green finance, and renewable energy markets.

BillionBricks closes US$2.45M seed round to build affordable net-zero homes
The investors are Thakral Corporation and ENGIE; The first BillionBricks community, to be launched in the Philippines, will cover over 16 hectares of land, 1,600 homes and have 13 MW of electricity generation capacity.

Solar-as-a-service startup Suryanesia nets US$2M led by Intudo
Suryanesia says it helps clients (mall owners and manufacturers in FMCG, textile, pharma, and plastics) save US$20K-50K annually; It will expand into residential solar and independent power production.

Accelerating Asia invest in Bangladesh startup Shuttle
Other backers are Startup Bangladesh and investors from Bangladesh Angels Network; Shuttle charges less than one-third the price of regular ride-sharing by clubbing four to ten people together in sedans and minivans.

Indonesian group buying platform Radius scores seed funding, rebrands as Bakool
The investors include Kleiner Perkins, Insignia Ventures, Global Brain, and ex-Indonesia Minister Mari Elka Pangestu; Bakool helps increase household productivity by becoming the fresh produce chain for households in small cities.

Telkomsel’s arm Indico injects US$1.9M into health app Fita
Fita’s app allows users to track their meals, log their steps and exercises, and get rewarded; The firm said it has 350K monthly active users, with more than 200 coaches and 200 healthy food recipes on its platform.

Touchstone Partners invests US$1M in Vietnam startup Quqo
Quqo’s B2B platform and SaaS tool enable store owners to browse for the best product offer through a “simplified” procurement process; The has onboarded over 40 distributors, supporting over 5K stores across HCMC.

VinFast secures approvals to sell EVs in US
The company is slated to begin delivering vehicles to customers in the US by the end of this month; The first 999 VinFast vehicles – model VF 8 City Edition – recently arrived in the country.

“Current macroeconomic headwinds weigh heavily on healthcare sector’
Doctor Anywhere Founder and CEO Lim Wai Mun says new technologies such as metaverse could breathe fresh life into healthcare services, creating a more holistic patient experience.

Why SC Ventures believes in building innovation from within
The SC Ventures FinTech Bridge was initially developed to facilitate the sourcing of tech solutions within Standard Chartered.

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Destroy your enemies by making them your friends: Kenneth Tan of BeLive
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