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Bilna.com, an Indonesian online shop specialising in baby and family-oriented products, has completed a new round of funding led by Tokyo-based Digital Garage Incubation.
Mobile marketplace startup Carousell has raised S$1 million in seed investment to fuel its ambitions in South-East Asia with the round led by Rakuten, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups and angel investors Danny Oei Wirianto and Darius Cheung.
Singapore-based JFDI.Asia has announced the final line-up of startups for the Demo Day of its first 2013 seed accelerator programme.
Crowd-funding is not new to Asia but has yet to really take off -- start-ups here are not making effective use of the platform, and the Crowdsourcing Week organizers hope to change that.
In response to our previous commentary on Angels with pitchforks, VCs who don’t venture, DNA guest columnist and founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures Vinnie Lauria offers the other side of the story.
Golden Gate Ventures co-founder Vinnie Lauria writes on social enterprises and the larger start-up ecosystem in South-East Asia.
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.
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.