Funding

Axiata gets into startup game via US$30mil fund with Mavcap
Axiata Group starts its journey investing into startups with the creation of the bumiputera-focused US$30-million (RM100-million) Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, together with Mavcap.
HungryGoWhere founder turns VC with US-based Wavemaker
Wavemaker Partners, a California-based VC focusing on both South-East Asia and the United States, has just added the founder of HungryGoWhere to its team. Dennis Goh, who sold his food review site to SingTel in 2012 for S$12 million, tells Karamjit Singh why he is joining the firm.
To SEA’s Goldilocks startups: Consolidate or die
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall has some very simple advice for Goldilocks companies – those ubiquitous startups that are usually consumer-facing, relatively niche in their product or service offerings, and are, at least initially, very local in their focus: Consolidate or die.
GrabTaxi reaffirms focus on SEA, raises US$65mil in Series C
Funding used to expand headcount, driver welfare programmes Reaffirms its focus on being a SEA-centric service company IT was a briefing heavy with hope for the future and light on details as transport app startup GrabTaxi announced its Series C funding on Oct 21 in Singapore.
Digerati50: Hardened dotcom star ready for next level
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]
Budget 2015: What's good, what's not-so-good
Industry players generally welcome initiatives and goodies Gaps in making Malaysia preferred destination for entrepreneurs IN its proposed national budget for 2015, the Malaysian Government announced several incentives and measures that directly or indirectly would be of benefit to the ICT ecosystem, but some industry players believe that more could have been done to further grow the ecosystem.  
The ‘Delaware model’ and why Singapore is kicking butt
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall on what Singapore is learning from the US state of Delaware, and why the island-republic looks set to remain the regional startup and funding hub for the foreseeable future.
Budget 2015: TeAM proposes tax incentives to fuel ecosystem
The Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM) has proposed corporate and double tax deduction incentives, as well as other measures, that it believes would help fuel the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.
DNA in Singapore: A big step towards the vision
Behind schedule but finally there, founder Karamjit Singh talks about the reason Singapore has always loomed large for DNA.
KL-born Nova Founders gets US$50mil from HK's Pacific Century Group
Internet investment firm Nova Founders Capital said it has secured a US$50-million investment from Pacific Century Group (PCG), which will be used to build and develop financial technology businesses in high-growth markets.
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