Funding

Week in Review: Doesn’t matter where the money comes from
Nazrin Hassan frets over trend of startups raising money overseas Badlisham Ghazali leaves MDeC after 7 years to run airports business 
Malaysian startup CatchThatBus raises money in Singapore
Having raised money from Singapore, CatchThatBus, will be strengthening its position in Malaysia and Singapore this year, before proving that its business is scalable across South-East Asia in 2015. The founders also share their advice on when best to start engaging with VCs.
Online donation startup SimplyGiving seeks 2nd round funding
KL-headquartered SimplyGiving.com, an online platform which allows users to donate and contribute to causes they care about, is seeking a second round of funding to fuel its regional expansion.
Cradle and Golden Gate in 1:1 matching fund pact
Cradle, a non-profit under Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance, has joined forces with Singapore-based seed fund provider Golden Gate Ventures to co-invest in Malaysian early-stage technology companies.
Frontier Digital Ventures launches with maiden investment in Pakistan’s Zameen
Frontier Digital Ventures (FDV) has announced that it has taken a 30% stake in Zameen, Pakistan’s No 1 property portal, the first for the newly formed digital investment firm.
With US$2.8mil in the bank, In2nite eyes regional dominance
Last minute hotel booking app In2nite announced the successful conclusion of a US$2.8 million investment round led by IDG Ventures and a number of other regional strategic corporate parties.
Cradle moves to clean up processes after Auditor General's report
The 2013 Auditor General’s Report highlighted weaknesses in the management of activities at Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, a funding agency under the Ministry of Finance. Following the findings of the report, the agency is making moves to clean up its internal processes, reports Gabey Goh.
Rocket Internet’s Carmudi gets US$10mil funding for Asia ops
Rocket Internet-backed online car classified startup Carmudi said it has secured about US$10 million in funding from a range of investors including Tengelmann Ventures, the investment arm of retail giant Tengelmann Group.
Singapore’s US$96mil bid to address Series A crunch
The Singapore Government has picked Golden Gate Ventures as one of six VC partners to help address the Series A crunch, reports Karamjit Singh.
Digerati50: Helping entrepreneurs build dreams
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]
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