Funding

FoodPanda raises US$110mil in new funding round
FoodPanda said it has secured a new round of funding worth US$110 million, from Rocket Internet AG as well as other existing and new investors.
DataStreamX raises US$365K to expand real-time data marketplace
Singapore-based startup DataStreamX, an online marketplace for real-time data, said it has raised S$500,000 (US$365,000) from private investors.
University course comparison portal UniDigest officially launches
University course comparison portal UniDigest was officially launched on March 1, ready to take on its more established competitor EasyUni, which launched in 2010.
Indonesian wedding marketplace Bridestory gets Series A funding from Rocket Internet
Jakarta-based online wedding marketplace Bridestory has just secured Series A funding from Rocket Internet Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Equity crowdfunding goes private with FundedHere in Singapore
Equity crowdfunding platform FundedHere has been launched in Singapore to facilitate equity-based funding and venture debt for startups in the region from as low as S$5,000 (US$3,700) each, even as regulators in both Singapore and Malaysia look to facilitate such platforms.
FashionValet secures ‘multimillion-dollar’ investment from Elixir Capital
The husband-and-wife team behind Malaysia’s online shopping destination FashionValet has much to celebrate about, announcing a multimillion-dollar investment led by Elixir Capital, a global private equity firm based in Silicon Valley, California. The actual amount was not disclosed.
The funding floodgates open in SEA: The dangers therein
The large amounts of money pouring into the ecosystem can and will probably lead to large exits, but the problem is that local entrepreneurs and investors can and will get squeezed out, writes Justin Hall, who also provides some advice on how to prepare.
Property portal Lamudi raises US$19mil to grow in Asia, Latin America
Lamudi said it has raised €16 million (US$19 million) in investment to grow its operations in Asia and Latin America, after merging its businesses in the two regions to form one company, Lamudi Global.
DBS launches venture debt for tech startups in Singapore
DBS Bank has launched a programme to provide financing to tech startups, although it did not state how much capital is being set aside for this venture debt initiative.
99.co gets US$1.5mil, led by Eduardo Saverin, Sequoia Capital
Singapore-based startup 99.co has announced S$2 million (US$1.5 million) in funding, led by Eduardo Saverin, cofounder of Facebook, along with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, its first seed investment in the Lion City. Other investors include entrepreneurs-turn-investors Ross Veitch, Royston Tay and Wu Wenxiang.
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