CATEGORY: Finance

Finquest acquires investor-startup marketplace Detecq to boost tech M&A in Asia

By Yon Heong Tung | 11 hours ago

Finquest will inherit Detecq's network of corporate investors, M&A professionals and tech companies Read More

Printerous gets US$1.4M pre-Series A to win over Indonesia's US$9.1B printing market

By Anisa Menur | 11 hours ago

Currently focussing on its home market Indonesia, Printerous also has long-term goal to expand into the Southeast Asian region Read More

Singtel's digital ad subsidiary Amobee acquires US-based adtech firm Turn for US$310M

By Yon Heong Tung | 18 hours ago

The acquisition of Turn will boost Amobee's existing programmatic and data management capabilities Read More

Meet the VC: Kejora Ventures is building a US$80million fund, here's what they plan to do with it

By Anisa Menur | Feb 22, 2017

Kejora Ventures' Sebastian Togelang also shares his thoughts on what investors should do in the face of the consolidation era Read More

Samsung is planning to create a US$1B fund for AI deals

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 22, 2017

It wants to make a more aggressive push into the artificial intelligence field Read More

Indonesia's NIDA Rooms aims to be profitable early next year, raises US$5.6 million

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 22, 2017

One of the long term plans for NIDA Rooms is to try and franchise an entire hotel Read More

Fintech startup MoneyTable raises US$1.5M seed funding, aims to get 1M users on-board by end of 2017

By Anisa Menur | Feb 21, 2017

MoneyTable is a platform that helps employees explore financial options Read More

Ant Financial to invest US$200M into Kakao's upcoming mobile payment subsidiary

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 21, 2017

The deal will help turn Kakao's fintech services into a fully functional subsidiary company Read More

Edutech startup SkillLane raises funding from founder of Thai snack giant Tao Kae Noi

By Anisa Menur | Feb 21, 2017

With the new funding, SkillLane aims to branch out to B2B services Read More

Tencent extends "double-hundred plan" to cover legal services platform, Kuaifawu

By TechNode | Feb 21, 2017

Under the agreement, Kuaifawu has exchanged shares for traffic through Tencent's channels such as Guangdiantong and WeChat Read More

China activity drove US$5.4 billion in Asia fintech funding in 2016

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 20, 2017

Asia's fintech funding was level with US$5.5 million raised in the US fintech industry Read More

Malaysia's Dah Makan is a do-everything food tech startup and it just closed a US$1.3M seed round

By Anisa Menur | Feb 20, 2017

Instead of partnering with restaurants or caterers, Dah Makan does everything from cooking and preparing the meal, to delivery and payments Read More

India's True Balance recharges its coffers with US$15M funding from Korean VCs

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 20, 2017

True Balance claims it provides quicker and intuitive balance check, call log, data pack assessment, and recharge service for prepaid Android smartphone users Read More

Vault Dragon gets US$1.16M pre-Series A to bring your medical records to the digital era

By Anisa Menur | Feb 20, 2017

Co-led by Golden Equator Capital and Raging Bull, with this round Vault Dragon has raised more than US$2.13 million in total Read More

India's Urban Ladder furnishes the business with US$15M financing

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 17, 2017

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder is an online furniture and home décor company that aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions Read More

Why we choose profit

By Jason Fried | Feb 17, 2017

Basecamp Co-founder and CEO Jason Fried on why "profit is the ultimate shield against bullshit" Read More

Temasek Holdings expands US presence with launch of San Francisco office

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 17, 2017

It previously opened a New York office in 2014 Read More

Jerusalem’s OurCrowd gets millions from Taiwan’s SCSB to expand platform to Taipei

By geektime | Feb 17, 2017

Asia director Denes Ban says OurCrowd is determined to bring more investors to Israel and Israeli investors to developing ecosystems around the world Read More

Chinese VC Shunwei Capital forays into India with US$3M investment in Truebil

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 16, 2017

Truebil is a curated marketplace that aims to make the process of buying and selling pre-owned automobiles easy by posting pictures and detailed inspection report of the car Read More

Singapore's CapBridge Investment Trust launches pre-IPO fund, targets US$100 million

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 16, 2017

The fund -- the first in a series of CapBridge Investment Trust sub-trust funds -- wants to give institutional investors greater access to VC-backed companies Read More

[Updated] It can't get any more interesting than this: Tencent rumoured to be eyeing Go-Jek

By Anisa Menur | Feb 16, 2017

In case you missed it: Tencent Holdings is an investor of Didi Chuxing, which owns a minority stake in Go-Jek's competitor Grab Read More

Foxconn, EDBI join camera-tech company Lytro’s US$60M Series D round

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 16, 2017

US-based Lytro has developed a light field camera that can produce small images that you can click on to choose the focus point Read More

Singapore-based pharmacy network platform mClinica raises US$6.3M Series A

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 15, 2017

It will use the funds to grow its network, expand to new markets, ramp up product development, and increase new hires Read More

Aisle raises funding to tread the middle path between matrimony sites and casual dating apps in India

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 15, 2017

Aisle is a members-only online singles community that claims to have facilitated over 35,000 connections Read More

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