Category: Fundraising

Female founders with a cause – Support their journey

Have you make a difference in someone’s life today?

Come join us this Thursday (30 July 2015) afternoon in Hong Kong and be inspired by three successful female entrepreneurs, winners of “Top Women Entrepreneurs” – Elsa, Adrianna and Kristina. “Top Women Entrepreneurs” is a competition recently launched by Dušan Stojanović, founder of True Global Ventures.
Three of them have emerged as winners through a rigorous selection process and handpicked from over 150 applications, by a panel consisting of Dušan, more than 20 judges and seasoned investors.

The event will comprise a panel of the three entrepreneurs and early stage investors and they will be discussing various aspects of male- and female-led start-ups, as well as sharing investor perspectives. At the end of the panel discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to make a difference by supporting these entrepreneurs through a crowd sourced initiative.

Register for the event at https://www.eventbank.com/event/348/

If you are based out of Hong Kong or unable to attend the session, you can still make an impact. Support their journey through participating in their crowdsourcing campaign now, more details below:

Their crowdsourcing campaign is now live.

Elsa Dsilva is stopping sexual harassment in India with her startup SafeCity, through the smart use of crowdsourced data. Read more about her at https://www.techinasia.com/india-safecity-sexual-harassment-hotspot/

Support her campaign via https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-safecity-and-women-and-girls-in-india#/story

Adrianna Tan with Wobe is empowering woman living in poverty by providing them a chance to earn $5 a day. Read more at https://www.techinasia.com/indonesian-startup-turns-women-sales-agents-prepaid-phone-credits/

 Support her campaign via https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wobe-wonder-women#/story

Kristina Lagerstedt with 1928 Diagnostics is tackling the problem of antibiotics resistance through the use of cloud-based diagnostics. Read more at http://www.1928diagnostic.com

Support her campaign via https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fighting-antibiotic-resistance–2#/story

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Funded! A list tracking Singapore based start-ups which raised money/ got acquired

Funded! A list tracking Singapore based start-ups which raised money/ got acquired

By alphabetical order:

  • chopeThe Chope Group – $8 milllion – June 2015
A four-year-old, Singapore-based online restaurant reservations platform, with the likes of Opentable, has just raised $8 million in new funding from F&H Fund ManagementNSI VenturesDSG Consumers PartnersFrontier Ventures, and Singapore Press Holdings. (see post “THE PIXE- LIST: TOP 5 STARTUPS TO WATCH THIS WEEK”)
 
  • Fastacash – $15 million  – July 2015
A three-year-old, Singapore-based fintech startup that serves to revolutionalise social payments and acts as an intermediary for banks — has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Rising Dragon SingaporeLife.SREDAUVM 2 Venture Investments, and undisclosed existing investors, bringing it to a grand total of $23.5 million. Read more here.
  • KFit – $3.25 million – July 2015
One of my favorites, Kfit, has disrupted the steeply priced gym membership packages in Singapore with their one-for-all packages, freeing gym goers from the reins and giving them unlimited access to go to any gym which is Kfit’s listed partner. They raised $3.25 million in the round led by Sequoia capital. Read more here
  • Luxola – acquired by LVMH – July 2015

Another of my favorite shopping site, Luxola is now acquired! Famed for providing consumers with a myriad of makeup, skincare and personal care products, as well as excellent customer service, they have braved a long but confident journey to success. Read more here 

  • Mobikon – $2.3 million – July 2015

A six-year-old, Singapore-based company that makes cloud-based software to help restaurants manage almost all aspects of their businesss, has raised $2.3 million in new funding led by returning investor Jungle Ventures, bringing it to a grand total of $5 million altogether.  Read more here.

  • PayWhere – $5 million – August 2015

One of NUS’ most successful startups, PayWhere, is recently acquired by Philippine telco PLDT for $5 mil. PayWhere is the company behind TackThis, a SAAS platform that allows entrepreneurs and business owners to set up their own online stores in just a few steps, manage their inventory, and accept payments through a variety of local providers. The acquisition comes about as a result of PLDT’s goal of building its digital commerce business in the Philippines and other emerging markets.

  • Paktor – $7.4 million – June 2015

A two-year-old, Singapore-based social networking platform for singles, has raised $7.4 million in Series B funding from earlier investor, Vertex Venture Holdings and new backers Majuven, and Convergence Ventures. Previously, Paktor has raised $5 million from Vertex Ventures Holdings last year. Read more here.

  • qoo10Qoo10 – $82 million – July 2015
Qoo10 – my favorite ecommerce for buying virtually anything for all time (All these happened to be my favorites) has bagged $82 Million from SPHmediafund. It comes to no surprise that they are funded though I was expecting them to IPO. Other investors for this round include eBay, Saban Capital Group, UVM 2 Venture Investments, Brookside Capital and Oak Investment Partners. Read more here
Invested by Singapore VC firm:
  • Matterport – $30 million – June 2015

A 4.5-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based company, well known for its $4,500 camera that takes 360 degree images of its environment, has raised $30 million in growth funding from Qualcomm Ventures and Singapore’s GIC. Read more here.

Sources: Venture Beat, Techinasia, Techcrunch, StrictlyVC

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Fundraising? This blogpost is probably a god-send

Fundraising? This blogpost is probably a god-send

Just came across this webpage, http://alexanderjarvis.com/blog/2015/05/19/pitch-deck-collection-from-vc-funded-startups and it is probably a resource that quite a few startups have been looking for a long time.
The writer, Alexander, has aggregated the pitchdecks of VC funded startups. Freaking awesome! Click through for the following companies’ decks:

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