Due Diligence

Fatfish and Swiss VC Mountain Partners in US$9.2mil tie-up
Swiss-based VC Mountain Partners is entering SEA via a US$9.2m JV with Fatfish Internet Group.
What’s Next 2016: Tycoon Vincent Tan on his costly failures
Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan revealed that most of the new businesses he invested in 2000 for RM200 million (about US$50 million at current rates) have failed.
Singapore’s Jewel Paymentech secures US$1mil Series A
Singapore-based fintech startup Jewel Paymentech secured over US$1 million in a Series A round led by Tuas Capital Partners.
Jewel Paymentech gives banks’ due diligence a tech boost
Jewel Paymentech wants to help banks perform proper due diligence on e-commerce operators using technology, writes Benjamin Cher.
Filling the gap between investors and SMEs
P2P lending is gaining traction in Singapore, with local startup Funding Societies having disbursed S$2.4mil worth of loans in the few months since its official launch.
Regulatory challenges in Singapore, especially for FSIs
When Singapore introduced its Personal Data Protection Act, for a heavily regulated sector like the financial services industry, it was just another box to tick on a long list of compliance and regulatory requirements -- but that list is about to get longer, reports Benjamin Cher.
Legal eagles: The computer science-law mashup Legalese.io
Singapore startup Legalese.io has just launched, hoping that ‘software will eat the law’ when it comes to drafting legal documents for startups and VCs to use. Benjamin Cher reports.
Capital Match looks to play matchmaker for SMEs seeking loans
P2P lending platform Capital Match, founded by ex-Rocket Internet executive Pawal Kuznicki and former investment banker Kevin Lim, is looking to play matchmaker to Singapore SMEs and individual investors.
Bread & Kaya: Start-ups, get your house in order
Bread & Kaya columnist Foong Cheng Leong sets out some tips for you before you open your start-up for funding.
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