It was inevitable that e-commerce brand aggregators would pop up in Southeast Asia. You just need to follow the money.

Singapore-based brand aggregators Una Brands Una Brands TechCrunch Una Brands launches with $40M to roll up brands on multiple Asia-Pacific e-commerce platforms Read more and Rainforest Rainforest TechCrunch Founded by former Carousell and Fave execs, Rainforest gets $36M to consolidate Asia-Pacific Amazon Marketplace brands Read more announced big funding rounds in May––US$40 million and US$36.5 million, respectively––from prominent investors like Insignia Ventures Partners, Global Founders Capital and even ex-Lazada CEO Maximilian Bittner.