Funding

Soft Space locks in Series B funding from Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company
Asian fintech player raises an undisclosed Series B round from Japanese investor, giving it a major foothold in a lucrative market.
Week in Review: HelloGold gets its runway to hit 10 mil customers
It’s a startup heavy week on DNA with HelloGold, raising its Series A right on the heels of its US$5 mil ICO.
Funding Societies raises US$25 million in series B round
This oversubscribed series B round is the largest raised by a P2P lending platform in Southeast Asia.
SEA e-commerce fashion site, FashionValet raises Series C round from Khazanah
One of SEA’s leading fashion e-commerce platforms, closes Series C round from Khazanah, the Malaysian strategic investment fund.
Gobi Partners leads US$1mil pre-Series A in Avana
Social commerce platform, Avana raises US$1mil for growth plans.
E-Commerce: Giants can’t dance
No need to fear large players, focus on your USP says former Lazada executive turned VC.
Carsome raises US$19mil; possible IPO in 3 to 5 years
Online used car platform raises Series B funding led by Burda Principal Investments.
YouthsToday finds its rhythm, preps for expansion
A personal tragedy led to the creation of Malaysia’s largest online youth engagement platform, a social enterprise that is going places.
Gobi Partners Leads a RM4 million Pre-Series A investment in Zoom
On-demand delivery specialist Zoom nabs Pre-Series A funding round worth RM4 million from Gobi Partners.
Week in Review: Bold ambition aplenty to inspire all
There was enough bold and inspiring takeaway for entrepreneurs attending the GAIN networking event, with the China factor looking large as well.
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