Closing the Kitchen Gender Gap
[Special Interview]
Recently, a Tokyo-based startup called SHARE DINE has started offering a food catering service that sends professional chefs to private residences to prepare meals. Beyond parties and special events, it offers services specially designed to relieve working mothers of meal preparation responsibilities so they can focus more on their jobs. In this episode, we sit down with the founder and CEO, Ide Yuki, for a special interview.

[In Depth: Soaring Prices Put Global Food Security at Risk]
The world is under mounting inflationary pressure. Especially worrisome are soaring food prices, which could deepen the pain of developing economies still reeling from the pandemic. We look into what's making food so expensive.

[Global Trends: New Funding Style Hits Southeast Asia]
Southeast Asia has been enjoying rapid economic growth. But young entrepreneurs find it hard to get bank loans to start the next generation of companies. Help has arrived in the form of a digital funding platform dedicated to helping small and medium enterprises in Southeast Asia.

Special Interview

Known for providing delicious and nutritionally balanced meals, the company has already registered 1,500 professional chefs and dietitians
Service offerings start with a four-meal plan for a family of four (16 servings) at a base price of $65.00

Global Trends

Kelvin Teo launched a funding platform to match individual investors with startups in Southeast Asia
A video producer needed more gear to meet soaring demand for online educational content, and was able to get funding through the platform