TECH CRUNCH - Apr 12 - East Meet East, a New York-based matchmaking service focused on connecting Asian people in the U.S., raised a $4M Series A funding round. The money comes from existing backer 500 Startups and new investors Asahi Medialab Ventures, DG Lab Fund, Mobile Internet Capital, internet ad firm Septeni. The startup previously raised $1M in Nov 2016. The company is testing a service in the Philippines with a view to expanding across other Southeast Asian markets, which could potentially include Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Beyond the expansion, the company is also working to enable smarter matching.
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