Soft Space Deepens Push into Japanese Market with GMO Partnership

January 5, 2021 - Malaysian fintech startup Soft Space has announced that it has partnered with GMO Financial Gate (GMO-FG), a Japanese payment service provider, to introduce payment solutions within the Japanese market.

With this partnership in place, Soft Space will be able to support secure and seamless Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) transactions, and allow it to introduce its suite of innovative payment solutions into various industry sectors in Japan. In the near future, Soft Space and GMO-FG aim to deploy more acceptance points.

Carsome raises US$30mil Series D round

December 8, 2020 - Carsome, Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car e-commerce platform, recently completed its Series D fundraising. The US$30 million (RM121 million) round, one of the largest all-equity financings to-date in Southeast Asia’s online automotive industry, was led by Asia Partners and was joined by existing Carsome investors Burda Principal Investments and Ondine Capital.

Soft Space First to Join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program in Malaysia

May 22, 2020 - Visa announced yesterday that leading Asian fintech player Soft Space Sdn Bhd is joining its Fintech Fast Track program, becoming the first fintech partner to do so in Malaysia. The Fintech Fast Track program allows fintech partners to build and deliver new commerce experiences on Visa’s payments network.

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Soft Space develops innovative payment services for the banking and financial industry with the goal of simplifying financial infrastructure.

Digital News Asia Raises RM 1-Million Seed Funding from IdeaRiverRun

PETALING JAYA (SELANGOR), 10 November 2014 - Digital News Asia (DNA), an independent technology news portal, announced today that it has secured RM1 million (approximately US$300,000) in seed funding from IdeaRiverRun (IRR), a private equity fund.

he investment will be used to fund DNA’s regional expansion in South-East Asia, further build its team, and to develop new products and channels.