Seed Funding

From brace wax to US$500K funding … in one month
It has taken Be Malas, the SMS-based request service, just one month to raise US$500,000 from Singapore-based Japanese fund KK Fund. It has now launched in Singapore, with Hong Kong next. Karamjit Singh has the story.
AI company Taiger opens regional Hq in the Lion City
Madrid-headquartered ‘knowledge access’ and artificial intelligence (AI) company Taiger has opened its regional headquarters in Singapore, hoping to tap on to the city-state’s Smart Nation initiative.
Thailand’s US$9.3mil Iyara VC fund targets developers
Thai IT veterans have joined to launch the 300-million-baht (US$9.28-million) Iyara Venture Capital fund, which plans to invest in at least 100 Thai startups within the next three to five years.
Jakarta’s Jurnal gets undisclosed seed funding from East Ventures
Jurnal Consulting, which has developed a cloud-based accounting software aimed at SMEs, said it has secured a seed round investment from East Ventures for an undisclosed amount.
Fatfish enters online jobs market with US$39K investment
Internet ventures firm Fatfish Internet Group Ltd (FFG) announced it has invested A$50,000 (US$39,440) into Nvoi Limited, an Australian fully managed online staffing platform for the rapidly growing temporary and contract workforce.
Glints team raises US$380K seed round, gives up Ivy League path
Singapore startup Glints, a professional platform for young people focused on career discovery and development, announced today that it has closed S$475,000 (approximately US$380,000)  in an oversubscribed seed round.
Job Forward launches Startup Essence with ‘6-figure’ seed fund
Singapore-based online social recruitment platform Job Forward said it has secured “six-figure” seed funding from Coent Venture Partners and has launched its Startup Essence service.
Softbaked raises US$420K for its Page365 social media merchant platform
Thailand’s Softbaked Co Ltd, owner and operator of social media e-commerce platform Page365, said it has raised US$420,000 in seed-stage funding from Inspire Ventures and Galaxy Ventures.
Scrollback raises US$400K seed funding, led by Jungle Ventures
Singapore- and Bangalore-based Askabt said it has closed a S$500,000 (US$400,000) seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures for its Scrollback chat platform.
Our seed funding: The day after
Having raised US$300,000, a calm and collected Karamjit Singh is looking firmly to the future while planning that next funding round – at a much higher valuation.
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