Seed Funding

DNA raises RM1mil in seed funding from IdeaRiverRun
Digital News Asia (DNA), an independent technology news portal, announced today that it has secured RM1 million (approximately US$300,000) in seed funding from IdeaRiverRun (IRR), a private equity fund.
Singapore’s GNum raises US$5.6 million in seed funding
 Singapore-based GNum Pte Ltd, has successfully raised S$7 million (US$5.6 million) in seed funding from local private equity firm, Tembusu Partners.
Week in Review: Leveraging public funds to raise private money
1337 Venture's Bikesh Lakhmichand did something Karamjit Singh has not seen any entrepreneur do before: Return funds to the Government … but not before leveraging it to raise private money.
1337 Ventures pivots from public to private funding
18 months after launching his accelerator and pre-seed fund, Bikesh Lakhmichand has returned the unused portion of the US$1.6 million fund to the Malaysian Government and raised private money instead.
Microsoft Ventures' quest to change minds, build relationships
Offers startups tools, resources, expertise and routes to market Provides mentorship, tech guidance, seed funding, joint selling opportunities, etc.
Omise raises US$300K to plug Thailand’s e-payment problem
Payment startup Omise has announced a seed-financing round of US$300,000 by venture firm East Ventures, which it said would help it accomplish its goal of offering a payment solution for everyone in Thailand even as it prepares for a beta launch in September.
Sypher Labs raises US$474K in seed funding
Singapore-based logistics startup Sypher Labs has raised S$589,000 (US$473,500) in seed funding, led by Get2Volume with co-funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), under its Technology Incubation Scheme.
TableApp canters on with US$78K funding from Crystal Horse
Funds to fuel growth, plans to expand to Penang and Johor Has inked deals with Groupon and Tourism Malaysia MALAYSIA'S TableApp has raised RM250,000 (approximately US$78,000) in seed funding from Singapore-headquartered Crystal Horse Investments as well as angel investor Hanson Toh.  
Taamkru lands US$620K to battle Thailand's ‘mutual shame’
Thailand-based startup Taamkru has received a seed investment of US$620,000 from 500 Durians, M&S Partners, IMJ Investment Partners, Ookbee, and Red Dot Ventures, which it intends to use to tackle the country's 'mutual shame' in education.
JFDI.Asia’s portfolio valuation breaches US$29mil mark in 2yrs
JFDI.Asia said that the first two years of its accelerator operations have yielded 21 active startups raising an aggregate S$9 million (US$7.2 million) in seed funding, and now valued at S$36.1 million (US$29.1 million).
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