Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia
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Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia

Aspire,  a Singapore-based startup that helps SMEs secure working capital, has raised $32.5 million in a new financing round to expand its presence in several Southeast Asian markets. The Series A round for the one-and-a-half-year-old startup was funded by MassMutual Ventures  Southeast Asia. Arc Labs and existing investors Y Combinator — Aspire graduated from YC last year — Hummingbird […]

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Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for both fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a license from the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF). The firm told CoinDesk exclusively on Monday that the license – which is recognized by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) – enables it to definitively state that its product is “fully […]

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Kenyan finance minister arrested in corruption case

Kenya’s finance minister has turned himself over to authorities to face corruption charges, just months after taking out a newspaper ad to defend himself. Henry Rotich is currently in police custody after being arrested for corruption and financial misconduct on Monday, according to the country’s Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. He’s due to appear […]