Funding

Week in Review: Fueling the dreams of start-ups
Funding from both public and private money helps fire up entrepreneurs with big dreams, writes DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh.
Disrupt #5: Follow the money, with Grove and Jamaludin
Next week’s Disrupt on Wed the 20th at Plug and Play Technologies Sdn Bhd, 7th Floor South Tower, Gardens, is all about the money. Who is giving it out, and what the funders like in the ideas and the entrepreneurs.
e27 gets US$614,000 worth of funding, to expand regionally
e27 has secured a S$760,000 (US$614,000) round of funding, and will use it to expand its operations in South-East Asia.
DropMyEmail snares a Japanese investor
Cloud-based email backup site locks in funding and business partnership with subsidiary of top Internet company in Japan.
Golden Gate lets in first round of investments
Golden Gate Ventures has announced its first round of investment in the region since opening its doors earlier this year, adding TradeGecko, RedMart and Coda Payments to its portfolio.
Investors get sticky with TradeGecko
TradeGecko has closed US$650,000 in its seed round of funding led by incubator and seed investment firm WaveMaker Labs, with other Singapore-based investors including Golden Gate Ventures participating.
AfterShip sailing past 300,000 notifications
HK-based start-up helps online merchants track packages, notify customers with delivery updates.
Hey, VCs: Market trumps team
VCs should not be looking at the existing team and saying it is not good enough to execute the idea, so they will not invest. The point of the investment is to hire the rest of the team, to create an ‘A team’ that can go on to build a great company, writes Dr V. Sivapalan.
Japan's GMO VenturePartners eyes SEA with US$12mil fund
The trend of Japanese companies increasing their attention and investment in the South East Asia region continues with the addition of GMO VenturePartners and its US$12-million fund to the list.
Boxyroom's scam-free way to rent overseas property
For Singaporean Ang Pheng Huat, a friend cheated out of money when attempting to rent an apartment in Paris was the catalyst for his own journey into the world of start-ups and entrepreneurship.
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