Dewi Fortuna sedang menghampiri eFishery, produsen alat pemberi pakan ikan pintar (smart fish feeder). Perusahaan asal Indonesia ini, mengumumkan secara resmi bahwa perusahaannya telah menerima dana investasi pra-Seri A dari Aqua-spark, dana investasi berbasis di Belanda dan modal ventura asal Indonesia bernama Ideosource.
Media startup IDNtimes.com, which curates news from a variety of sources and repackages it for Generation Y Indonesians, said it has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from East Ventures.
The podcast from this week's Tech Talk show on BFM Radio, featuring DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
CatchThatBus, a bus-ticketing platform, has received a US$1.5mil pre-Series A round, with the founders aiming for a much bigger round, writes Karamjit Singh.
MotionElements, a microstock marketplace for video makers, said it has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding, led by KK Fund (Singapore) and joined by Incubate Fund (Japan) and 500 Startups.
Automotive portal Carsome, which connects car buyers to dealers, said it has raised US$350,000 in its first round of funding, from 500 Startups and IdeaRiverRun (IRR).
There was less buzz than usual when GrabTaxi raised its largest round so far, a whopping US$350 million! Is it a case of funding fatigue, or because GrabTaxi is an entirely different creature now, DNA founder Karamjit Singh ponders.
This week's show starts with the incredible US$350-million record-breaking round that Malaysian-launched and -owned GrabTaxi has announced, but also looks at other startups playing the regional game, as well as not-so-old-school player Telekom Malaysia.
Singapore-based online grocer and marketplace RedMart announced it has closed a US$26.7 bridge round, bringing its total funding since inception to US$54 million, and has hired a former Amazon.com vice president as chief operating officer (COO).
GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd announced its largest ever funding – over US$350 million, from US technology investment firm Coatue Management LLC, China’s sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC), and Didi Kuaidi, a rival service also funded by CIC.