Funding

Social video diary startup Present app secures US$370K in funding
Singapore startup Present app announced it has raised S$500,000 (US$370,000) from investors such as James Teo, executive chairman of Eastgate Technology; and Bobby Lim, executive director of Tai Sin Electric, among others.
Catcha’s iflix gets US$30mil investment, Philippines telco PLDT involved
The Philippines is shaping out to be South-East Asia’s video-on-demand (VOD) battleground with the Catcha Group subsidiary iflix securing US$30 million, in an investment round led by Catcha itself and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).
Ensogo raises another US$30mil by issuing 183mil new shares
ASX-listed e-commerce company Ensogo Ltd has managed to raise another A$38 million (US$29.7 million) from institutional investors, by issuing 183 million new shares.
I’m an old-fashioned guy: Tony Fernandes on investments
AirAsia cofounder Tony Fernandes and his partners have launched incubator-accelerator Tune Labs to get into the sexy startup space, but expect him to pay close attention to the business fundamentals too, writes Goh Thean Eu.
The art – and science – of copying other startups
Copying business models that have worked elsewhere sometimes makes sense, but you must do it right: Make sure you understand what you’re copying, and more importantly, whether it will work here, writes Justin Hall.
Key investor opportunities across APAC remain positive: Frost
Investments in the ICT, energy and healthcare sectors by venture capital, private equity as well as strategic investors (through mergers and acquisitions) outperformed the others in 2014, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Fatfish sets up corporate advisory business division
ASX-listed venture investment firm Fatfish Internet Group Ltd (FFG) has announced the establishment up of a new business division to be named Fatfish Corporate Advisory Division (FCAD).
Week in Review: Can Joel Neoh get his startup groove back?
It has been 4½ years since Joel Neoh was an entrepreneur. Karamjit Singh wonders if he can regain his startup mojo after being in a large company with ample resources and talent as Groupon.
theAsianparent nabs fresh funding, eyes India and Sri Lanka
Online portal theAsianparent raises multimillion-dollar funding from Vertex Venture Holdings and angel investors Teruhide Sato, William Klippgen and Hellmut Schutte to fuel its expanions plans.
Japanese-Indonesian Pricebook secures second round of funding
Pricebook Co Ltd (Japan), which runs the Pricebook gadget price comparison portal, said it has completed a second round of fund raising, but did not disclose the actual amount.
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