Here’s what you should know.

1. Malaysia’s Dah Makan raises $1.3M seed funding for food delivery

Dah Makan is one of a new generation of “full stack” services in Asia, meaning that it manages all operations in-house — cooking, dispatches, payment, etc.

So, while FoodPanda and its ilk do their best to manage user expectants despite handing control of quality of product and timing over to third parties, Dah Makan keeps its service and system more manageable.

Deliveries are scheduled around a fixed window for lunch and dinner, with the last orders accepted 45 minutes before the time slots. That means a large amount of limitation for customers, including fixed menus.

The startup is eyeing moves into other parts of Southeast Asia before the end of the year.

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2. Myanmar sees rare series A investment with real estate portal Shwe Property

ShweProperty has over 60,000 home and apartment listings and over 350,000 visits per month, up a dozen-fold from 2015 when the site raised its seed round.

ShweProperty itself faces competition from Frontier Digital Ventures’ iMyanmarHouse and Rocket Internet’s

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3. Recommended Reading: Amazon takes aim at how goods are shipped, starting at the manufacturer

The ability of forwarders to determine the best rates and speeds for shipping is oftentimes limited to a proverbial (and sometimes real) Rolodex. Online portals where manufacturers can track their shipments are largely unknown. Stop by one of the many freight forwarders who offer their services in a port city like Shenzhen and you’re almost certain to see a fax machine humming.

Amazon thinks technology can eliminate some of these pain points.

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