Indonesia’s eFishery, a smart fish feeder manufacturer, said it has secured pre-Series A funding from Dutch aquaculture investment fund Aqua-spark and Indonesian venture capital (VC) firm Ideosource.
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).