April, May & June 2020
The Startup News Asia quarterly round-up of Myanmar’s startup news headlines from April, May and June 2020.
Each item below is a tech-focused article or startup news headline from Q2 2020 covering an aspect of Myanmar’s startup space in some way – an announcement by a Myanmar startup about a product, pivot or funding round, or an article outlining changes to an aspect of Myanmar’s startup scene generally, for instance.
The focus here is on Myanmar, but we do include wider-world tech and startup news headlines to provide entrepreneurs with more points-of-reference, food for thought for early-stage Myanmar startups, and wider tech industry knowledge.
- Myanmar: A brief overview of the country’s startup ecosystem, from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator
- Myanmar: A look at how agtech startups including Green Way and Htwet Toe are helping to solve productivity issues in the country’s agriculture sector
- Myanmar: Frontiir internet service provider gains $26M investment led by Singapore’s Ascent Capital, aiming to expand broadband to 1/4 of 54M population
- Myanmar: A look at how China’s Tencent has taken the lead in the country’s music streaming space with its Joox service
- Myanmar: Wave Money mobile financial services platform gains $73.5M investment from China’s Ant Financial, operator of Alipay
- Myanmar: Mercy Corps NGO partners tech startups to provide Myanmar’s farmers with training, technology and networks
- Myanmar: An intro to Ezay, connecting mom-and-pop shops with wholesalers, providing same-day or next-day delivery of stock
- Myanmar: Bagan Innovation Technology content provider gains 7-digit USD funding with wide range of services, spanning e-books, chatbots, speech recognition and more
- Myanmar: EME Myanmar early-stage investor aiming to grow corpus by $20M in 2021
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