Business

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Building the future you bet on: a chat with Adrian Vanzyl — Part 1

Ardent Capital’s Adrian Vanzyl talks forward thinking, adaptability, and having the right partners Ardent Capital occupies an interesting space in the Southeast Asian startup scene, being both an investor and a builder of companies. This “Operator VC” model looks like an institutional version of the entrepreneur turned angel investor, and might just be the perfect game

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Building the future you bet on: a chat with Adrian Vanzyl — Part 1

Ardent Capital’s Adrian Vanzyl talks forward thinking, adaptability, and having the right partners Ardent Capital occupies an interesting space in the Southeast Asian startup scene, being both an investor and a builder of companies. This “Operator VC” model looks like an institutional version of the entrepreneur turned angel investor, and might just be the perfect game

M&A

B2X acquires TSS in India; secures US$15 million

B2X India will be headquartered in Mumbai, with a subsidiary office in Dubai B2X Care Solutions, a Germany-based provider of customer care solutions for smartphones, announced that it has acquired a majority share in The Service Solutions (TSS) in India. B2X has also raised US$15 million in Series B funding led by Earlybird Venture Capital. Post

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Spot.IM launches tech to turn any website into its own social network

Website owners no longer need to rely on external social networks for user engagement. The Israel-based startup has big plans for Asia Spot.IM, an Israel-based creator of ‘distributed social network’, has launched its community-creation technology, allowing any website to become its own social network. It enables website owners and publishers to turn their websites into a social network

Finance

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mClinica secures funding from 500 Startups, IMJ and Kickstart

The funds will be used for expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand mClinica, a mobile health startup from Singapore, has secured its first round of investment from 500 Startups, IMJ Investment Partners of Japan and Kickstart Ventures of the Philippines to fuel expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. The funding round was led by Kickstart.

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Too cool: Ambi Climate more than 300% funded on Kickstarter

Hong Kong-based company Ambi Labs will be shipping the device and launching its companion app by June 2015 Having launched a Kickstarter campaign for smart device Ambi Climate last week, with a goal set at US$25,000, Hong Kong-based Ambi Labs was in for a treat. In less than nine hours, the firm managed to snag

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mClinica secures funding from 500 Startups, IMJ and Kickstart

The funds will be used for expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand mClinica, a mobile health startup from Singapore, has secured its first round of investment from 500 Startups, IMJ Investment Partners of Japan and Kickstart Ventures of the Philippines to fuel expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. The funding round was led by Kickstart.

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MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price

Technology

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Spot.IM launches tech to turn any website into its own social network

Website owners no longer need to rely on external social networks for user engagement. The Israel-based startup has big plans for Asia Spot.IM, an Israel-based creator of ‘distributed social network’, has launched its community-creation technology, allowing any website to become its own social network. It enables website owners and publishers to turn their websites into a social network

Singapore

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mClinica secures funding from 500 Startups, IMJ and Kickstart

The funds will be used for expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand mClinica, a mobile health startup from Singapore, has secured its first round of investment from 500 Startups, IMJ Investment Partners of Japan and Kickstart Ventures of the Philippines to fuel expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. The funding round was led by Kickstart.

Indonesia

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Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

India

ChefHost

ChefHost launches in Hong Kong, Macau, India and China

The startup has added features such as ‘Fly home a chef’ and concierge services, among others ChefHost, an online community and marketplace connecting chefs with customers for bespoke private dining experiences, has launched in Hong Kong, Macau, India and China. The service is operational in eight cities in India. ChefHost has also added a host of

Malaysia

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[Updated] GrabTaxi raises Series C round of about US$65M

What will GrabTaxi do with its latest injection of funds? How will it become the top player in Southeast Asia? GrabTaxi has today announced at a press conference in Singapore that it has raised US$90 million in the last 12 months. This puts the company’s latest round of funding at around US$65 million. The funds

Thailand

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Building the future you bet on: a chat with Adrian Vanzyl — Part 1

Ardent Capital’s Adrian Vanzyl talks forward thinking, adaptability, and having the right partners Ardent Capital occupies an interesting space in the Southeast Asian startup scene, being both an investor and a builder of companies. This “Operator VC” model looks like an institutional version of the entrepreneur turned angel investor, and might just be the perfect game

World

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Spot.IM launches tech to turn any website into its own social network

Website owners no longer need to rely on external social networks for user engagement. The Israel-based startup has big plans for Asia Spot.IM, an Israel-based creator of ‘distributed social network’, has launched its community-creation technology, allowing any website to become its own social network. It enables website owners and publishers to turn their websites into a social network

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