Funding

Indonesian edtech, Zenius raises undisclosed Pre-Series B round
Indonesian edtech, Zeniues, is using the new funds to meet its rapidly growing customer demands.
Lifestyle social commerce platform Poptron secures US$1mil seed funding
The Malaysia-based platform will use the seed funding to further develop the platform and expand its team.
Gerard Lim’s Agroz Group goes big into indoor vertical farming in Malaysia
Aims to build 100k sq ft of farms in mid to upper income neighbourhoods To raise US$39mil, provide food security and create high valued jobs
MDV to complement Dana Penjana Nasional investments to boost Malaysian startup growth
Investments by new venture debt firms a chance for club/syndicated deals MDV well positioned to continue as catalyst for venture debt growth
INCEIF report: Malaysia has potential to be world leader in Islamic Fintech
One of fastest-growing Fintech markets in SEA with 200 local, foreign startups Guidance on the entrepreneurs, regulatory scene, supporting institutions, funding
Carsome raises US$30mil Series D round
One of largest all-equity rounds to date in SEA’s online automotive sector Eyeing US IPO by end 2023 as market interest for its segment is strong there
The NTIS helps startups power through Covid-19 with collaboration, innovation 
Part of PENJANA, the NTIS is more than just an opportunity for tech startups to gain necessary funding to survive the longstanding effects of the pandemic, but to also build innovation and an ecosystem to help the country.
Gobi-Core Philippine Fund inches to 7 startups funded by 2021 with inclusion of livestream platform Kumu
The US$10mil Philippines Fund adds Kumu to their portfolio, with hopes to invest in four more startups in other emerging industries.
Social Commerce Platform WeBuy raises US$6 mil Series A for SEA Expansion
US$9mil raised since launch in Aug 2019 to power its group buying model Increase hiring across its 3 markets, improve its data-driven platform, expand footprint
KipleX makes maiden investment in ION Mobility
Singapore-based startup to make smart electric motorbikes for SEA Hopes to incorporate Green Packet solutions into motorbike as well
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