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Myanmar Startups Receive Investor Funding to Expand

Kone Si, a Yangon-based on-demand trucking start-up, has received a six-digit sum investment for nationwide expansion from Yangon Capital Partners (YCP), a Myanmar-focused venture capital under Trust Venture Partners, a local financial advisory firm, and Nest Tech, Vietnam-based venture capital company. This is the second round of investment for Kone Si after it initially received […]

Time to Deliver

The Myanmar government knows it needs to improve the country’s economic performance and extend the benefits of development more evenly across society. With elections only a year away, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) needs some big wins to prove to the country’s entrepreneurs and the urban middle class that it is pro-business. In […]

The Rise and Fall of an Australian Media Mogul in Southeast Asia

ROSS DUNKLEY was thinking of quitting journalism when he met Rupert Murdoch, a fellow Australian, on a friend’s yacht off the coast of Rhode Island during the America’s Cup boat race in 1983. He had grown tired of working for other people in a newsroom; he wanted to return to his family roots and become […]

Yoma Shares Surge on $238m Capital Tie-Up with Ayala

The move is designed to strengthen Yoma’s core businesses in Myanmar’s rapidly growing economy. According to a statement released on Thursday morning, Ayala will invest up to $237.5 million in Singapore-listed Yoma as well as Yangon-listed First Myanmar Investment, taking a 20% stake in each company, both of which are controlled by Myanmar tycoon Serge […]

DHL Scales up Operations in Myanmar with new Warehouse

DHL Supply Chain, one of the global market leaders for contract logistics solutions, announced the opening of its first multi-user warehouse in Myanmar, last week. The company has invested approximately K1.58 billion (€1 million) in the facility located in Dagon Seikkan Industrial Zone in Yangon, and is targeting to add more than 200 full-time employees […]

As remittance market reaches saturation, mobile money keeps growing

If the mobile money market were a football match, then the second half has just begun. As the undisputed market leader, Wave Money is already a few goals ahead. It reports having almost 50,000 agents and more than 11 million customers, who remitted US$2.8 billion between January and September of this year. By the end […]

Alex Wicks, Founder and CEO of Kargo on the importance of HR in a growing firm

On the back of its latest round of funding, Alex Wicks, Founder and CEO of Kargo, a Myanmar-based logistics startup, spoke exclusively to Human Resources Online on the importance of HR in a growing firm, the top talent trend in Myanmar, and more. Q As an SME, at what stage did you realise the importance […]

Putting rural folks on wheels

Philippe Lenain, CEO of Rent 2 Own Myanmar, is expecting to double his motorcycle rental business in Myanmar by the end of this year. Beyond that, his aim is to enable more rural people to own their own transportation and farm machinery, which will improve productivity and help raise families out of poverty. Motorcycles are […]

US$800K In Pre-Series A Funding Secured By Kargo, A Myanmar Based Logistics Startup

Led by Singapore- based venture capital fund Cocoon Capital and the participation from two unnamed angel investors, Kargo, a logistics startup based in Myanmar said that it has raised US$800,000 in a pre-Series A funding round. Cocoon Capital’s US$20 million fund raised last year that targets seed stage tech startups in South Asia has much […]

Yoma Strategic to bring Auntie Anne’s Pretzel to Myanmar

First store scheduled to open in Yangon with ambitious expansion planned during the next five years Targeting Myanmar’s growing middle class, Auntie Anne’s™ will sit alongside KFC and Little Sheep Hotpot in Yoma F&B’s expanding franchise portfolio Yangon, 7 November 2018 – Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (“Yoma Strategic”) and Auntie Anne’s™ parent company FOCUS Brands […]