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News summaries, gathering coverage of technology, startup and VC funding news headlines in startup ecosystems across South & Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand, in November 2021.

Links below lead to location index pages for November of 2021, with tech-focused headlines linked to the free-to-read news articles behind them, in full.

Articles, reports, downloads featured here were published online, on free-to-read tech news platforms.

Summaries are gathered at the end of each month, hence the lag between today’s date and the monthly summaries.

For technology-focused collections, covering blockchain, fintech, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity news, see Other News.

Cool Points Club / Climate change, blockchain & NFTs

Cool Points Club / Climate change, blockchain & NFTs

Australia: November 2021

  • Governor of Victoria Startup Awards launches to celebrate the $10.5BN sector and showcase entrepreneurs, leaders and investors across the ecosystem
  • Tasmania’s Sea Forest wins Ocean Impact Pitchfest with use of asparagopsis seaweed in livestock feed, reducing methane emissions by 90%…

Australia: November 2021 >

AusPost: Australia's Online Shopping 2021 report (pdf)

AusPost: Australia’s Online Shopping 2021 report (pdf)

China: November 2021

  • Online brokerage firms operating across borders likely next targets in tech crackdown, with gov’t mouthpiece criticizing privacy and data transfer practices
  • Huawei shifts focus onto infrastructure for coal mining companies and similar sectors as sanctions bite, sectors less dependent on semiconductors than existing Huawei units…

China: November 2021 >

ASEAN Strategy on Fourth Industrial Revolution (pdf)

ASEAN Strategy on Fourth Industrial Revolution (pdf)

Hong Kong: November 2021

  • The winners from the recent Elevator Pitch Competition, selected from over 600 tech startups from HK and around the world
  • Animoca Brands NFT and blockchain firm partners K-Pop talent agency to issue NFTs based on songs, albums, portraits and avatars…

Hong Kong: November 2021 >

Facebook / Meta Report on the Surveillance-For-Hire Industry

Facebook / Meta Report on the Surveillance-For-Hire Industry

India: November 2021

  • Cadbury launches website allowing shops to create custom advertisements featuring Shah Rukh Khan, using AI tech to recreate the actor’s face and voice
  • Snapchat to partner Flipkart for AR-based e-commerce, embedding Snapchat’s Camera Kit and ‘lenses’…

India: November 2021 >

India: Startup Outlook Report 2021 (pdf)

India: Startup Outlook Report 2021 from Innoven Capital (pdf)

Indonesia: November 2021

  • Ruangguru ed-tech startup partnered by Ministry of Communication and Informatics for Digital Literacy Space program
  • KaryaKarsa raises near $500K seed round helping creators get paid directly by supporters, with platform boasting 40K creators and 300K users served to date…

Indonesia: November 2021 >

Indonesia Payment Systems Blueprint 2025 (pdf)

Indonesia Payment Systems Blueprint 2025 (pdf)

Japan: November 2021

  • Forest e-commerce aggregator raises $8M with focus on sustainable, high-quality Japanese products and brands, helping them grow into global markets
  • Japan Market Entry Panel Discussion from Taiwan’s recent 2021 Meet Taipei startup-focused festival – 2 hours of information and discussion…

Japan: November 2021 >

pwc: The Future Of Work / 2022 (pdf)

pwc: The Future Of Work – The journey to 2022 (pdf)

South Korea: November 2021

  • Wemade blockchain gaming firm hits market capitalization of $5BN since launch of MIR4, crypto-earning massively-multiplayer online role-playing game
  • Collected coverage of the recently-completed Come Up 2021 startup festival, from Korea Tech Desk…

South Korea: November 2021 >

Samsung 837X Metaverse Project

Samsung 837X Metaverse Project

Malaysia: November 2021

  • ReSkills EdTech raises $1.5M with online live-learning, boasting more than a thousand learning hours delivered in five languages
  • APEC Traveller App named as 2021 APEC Digital Prosperity Award winner, with app using facial recognition, QR codes and optical character recognition…

Malaysia: November 2021 >

MDEC: Southeast Asia Gaming Industry Report 2021 (pdf)

MDEC: Southeast Asia Gaming Industry Report 2021 (pdf)

New Zealand: November 2021

  • 18 Information Security Association awards finalists, working in cyber-related risk insurance, educational games and more
  • Hitch launches 2 ride-share pilot programmes, one public, one for workplaces, aiming to boost levels of carpooling…

New Zealand: November  2021 >

Islands of Cool / Climate change, blockchain & NFTs

Islands of Cool / Climate change, blockchain & NFTs

The Philippines: November 2021

  • Blockchain-powered iVotePH, allowing users to vote on NFTs depicting Filipino presidential candidates, built by an 8th-grader
  • 3 Filipino startups, working in online education, clothing and sustainable architecture…

The Philippines: November 2021 >

Philippines: E-Government Master Plan 2022 (pdf)

Philippines: E-Government Master Plan 2022 (pdf)

Singapore: November 2021

  • The 100 Experiments, AI Singapore programme aiming to solve industrial artificial intelligence problem statements
  • Doctor Anywhere telehealth startup acquires Doctor Raksa, Thailand’s largest telemedicine platform, with sights on becoming SEA’s pre-eminent omnichannel healthcare provider…

Singapore: November 2021 >

Wild Digital Crypto Conference / April 2022

Wild Digital Crypto Conference / April 2022

Taiwan: November 2021

  • Blocto NFT and cryptocurrency wallet backed by Mark Cuban, building on recent launch BloctoBay NFT marketplace
  • The winning startups of the recent X-PITCH 2021 event, via e27…

Taiwan: November 2021 >

Taiwan Municipalities Startup Ecosystems 2021

Taiwan Municipalities Startup Ecosystems 2021 (pdf)

Vietnam: November 2021

  • Kilo gains $5M pre-Series A funding with B2B e-commerce platform focusing on MSMEs
  • Homebase proptech firm raises $30M in part from Y Combinator, acting as a real estate co-investor, buying property with clients who lodge a 20% deposit…

Vietnam: November 2021 >

Ho Chi Minh City Innovative Startup & Tourism Competition 2022

Ho Chi Minh City Innovative Startup & Tourism Competition 2022

Extras: November 2021

GSMA: Digital Societies in Asia Pacific (pdf)

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