Myanmar digital startup NEX has won second round funding of US$150,000 from Singapore’s Blibros Group, the privately-held investment arm of Sweden’s Böcker family. Yes, this is the family of Magnus Böcker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange and former CEO of Nasdaq OMX Nordic. NEX got its initial angel investment of $50,000 last year from Singapore investor Ned Phillips, formerly of E*Trade and Chi-East.
I met NEX’s founder and CEO, Ye Myat Min, who’s all of 23, a few months ago when I was in Yangon. NEX had 15 employees then; now there’s 20. The new investment will enable the company to build on Fyre, its Web-based software introduced in May that enables small businesses to quickly set up an online storefront. One of the first customers was TAC, the country’s first authorized re-seller of Apple products. ”Most small shops want an app, but they can’t afford to get their own. Instead, they can pay … MORE