Funding

Japan’s Credit Saison invests in Singapore fintech startup MatchMove
Singapore-based MatchMove Pay announced that it has completed an investment round, with Japan’s Credit Saison as the lead investor. The sum was undisclosed.
MDV goes full steam into funding tech
Latest US$56mil allocation for high tech to fill gaps Three cloud companies get open ended project funding
ECM Straits Fund invests in Istanbul’s Annelutfen in US$4mil round
Annelutfen, an Istanbul-based e-commerce business for baby and mother products, announced that last month it completed a US$4-million investment round led by Elixir Capital’s ECM Straits Fund.
The motorcycle diaries: Startups and innovation
South-East Asia has some of the fastest growing markets, the most innovative tech companies, and the most active investors in spite of its fundamental weaknesses – and leapfrogging companies will pull in the investments, writes Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall.
Disrupt: Raise funds in 6mths, or it might be too late!
Entrepreneurs should go out to raise funds in the next six months as the window may soon close, with increasing signs of a possible global economic slowdown in the near-term.
Disrupt #26: The highs and lows of 2014
The final DNA-TeAM Disrupt session of the year will be held on Dec 17 at the MaGIC office in Cyberjaya, with the topic of discussion being ‘The Highs and Lows of 2014.’ What are your personal picks?
Week in Review: Does Anthony Tan have the chops to win the war?
Having raised around US$325 million (RM1.12 billion) to date, Anthony Tan now has to demonstrate his management and leadership chops after proving he has among the best sales skills of any startup founder in Asia, much less South-East Asia writes Karamjit Singh.
GrabTaxi’s US$250mil round: The pressure is on
With Japan’s SoftBank Corp investing US$250 million in taxi-booking app startup GrabTaxi, the Malaysian startup scene is finally getting some recognition, but the pressure is now on its management to dominate or die.
As Mark Chang prepares for Act 2, so does JobStreet
Various factors contributed to Mark Chang selling off the Internet assets of JobStreet.com, and there will be no time for him to bask in the achievement of having built a US$610-million (RM2-billion) company, writes Karamjit Singh.
A milestone year for Singapore’s ViSenze
It’s been a great year for Singapore-based visual recognition solutions startup ViSenze, with a bevy of awards and new customers coming its way, capped off by a successful funding drive and penetration into new markets. Gabey Goh has the story.
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