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If you’ve ever bought or sold anything online, then you already know: The ecommerce world has exploded, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Global e-retail sales are expected to grow by 21.5% this year from 2018, and are due to hit US$4.88 trillion in 2021. But how does that other hot-button buzzword —”FinTech”— fit into the ecommerce equation? The short answer is: really, really well. Ecommerce sales are expected to reach US$3.45 trillion this…

This year, Aspire had the privilege of attending Innovfest Unbound, Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival. As entrepreneurs, we met other passionate representatives from the region’s finest tech companies. As a FinTech startup, we learned what’s coming up next in the finance space, and how we can be a part of that change. Here are some of our insights from Innovfest Unbound 2019, and the inside scoop on the FinTech trends that’ll make a difference: The…

According to an oft-cited report by the state-owned investment arm Temasek Holdings and tech giant Google, the internet economy in Southeast Asia is estimated to amount to a whopping US$200 billion by 2025. It’s unsurprising that the region is attracting the attention of e-commerce behemoths like Alibaba and Amazon. With one of the highest internet penetration rates (82 percent) in the region, Singapore has become the jumping-off point for these companies to make their foray…