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ScaleUp Malaysia Accelerator to invest RM200,000 into 10 of these 20 shortlisted companies.
These companies will enter the first cohort of their accelerator program.
Vietnam’s wealthiest man to sell cars to the US — putting his own $2 billion cash on the line
He aims to export electric vehicles to the US by 2021 with the six-month-old auto startup; Vinfast.
Sequoia set to invest $2.4 billion into startup growth in China — despite the ongoing US - China tech war
Today more venture firms are moving towards India and Southeast Asia instead of China.
India is boosting its electric vehicles (EV) industry to convert 200 million vehicles electric by 2026
It’s high time for EV startups and investors to look to India as the government is providing full-on support.
Starbucks sees slow growth in China despite opening a new cafe every 15 hours
Its sales struggle to keep up with its rapid expansion in China.
MVLLABS secured $5 million in Series A funding round — looks to grow its mobility ecosystem
Its ride-hailing service TADA is the first blockchain-based in the world.
Singapore’s FinAccel closed $90 million in Series C funding round — to expand its credit lending platform in Southeast Asia
Its credit lending app Kredivo is growing 300% each year.
#AsiaRocks Conference connects ecosystem builders across Asia — providing market expansion opportunities for startups
Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS) held the one-day event to integrate Asia’s startups with APAC resources.
Singapore’s Zenyum closed $13.6 million funding — set to expand both its market reach and product line
Its substantial growth this year attracted investors all over Asia.
SG Bike acquired Mobike’s fleet in Singapore for $1.9 million — users can ride for free
It sets to become the largest bike-sharing operator in Singapore
Singapore-based digital payments company 2C2P raises $52 million.
2C2P looks to strengthen its position in SouthEast Asia.
Singapore’s BCB Blockchain to fund $300,000 for startups in Philippine
The blockchain firm partners with Philippine’s government to boost the country’s startup ecosystem.
Singapore’s AI-powered firm raised $9 million from its Series A round
It will use the fund to develop and improve its data technology on human insights.
Hong Kong’s Volt14 bagged $955k from 500 Startups — to innovate on a longer lasting battery material
It aims to launch industrial-scale production trials by next month.
Indonesia’s HarukaEDU closed its Series C funding round — expanding its education service into B2B transaction
SIG, an Ameriacan global trading form led the funding round.
Malaysia’s NEXEA invests $60,160 into five local early-stage startups
NEXEA chose the top five startups from NEXEA Startup Accelerator and Startup-Corporate Pilot programs.
Pop Up Asia is quickly becoming one of Taiwan's largest lifestyle trade-shows.
Bringing together international travellers and lifestyle product enthusiasts from all over the world.
Indonesian proptech startup, Travelio raised $18 million in a Series B round — expanding its marketing and operation
Aims to serve Indonesian rising middles-class demands for temporary housing.
One of Taiwan's largest Startup Festivals, Meet Taipei, kicks off today.
Bringing together thousands of attendees and over 400 exhibiting startups across Asia.
Xiaomi invests in EV startup, XPeng — raises $400 million in funding for growth
XPeng is now valued at $4 billion.
Taiwan Startup Stadium to hold regional startup conference, #AsiaRocks
Helping local and overseas startups expand their businesses in this thriving APAC region
For entrepreneurs who are fundraising to scale.
Syamil Faisal 5 Oct, 2019
When it comes to growing a business in SouthEast Asia, raising sufficient capital goes a very long way.
Aside from capital, having the right partners and investors is crucial when it comes to expanding effectively into new markets.
Below are some of the investors who will be participating in the Innovatif+ Summit taking place in Penang this 26th and 27th October this year.
Founded in 2016 in Hong Kong. It is a well- known B2B technology accelerator.
Cocoon Ignite Ventures aims to replace labor-intensive processes for an exponential scaling of services.
Its investment portfolio consists of Cafex, Shopline, Workpop, and 11 other companies.
Preferred investment size: $25,000 - $500, 000
They focused on investment in these verticals:
Established in 2003 by Eric Wong, TCG Capital is focusing on asset management and financial advisory.
It has 2 main divisions:
The firm's Celera division was formed in 2012 to consolidate the financial and technology sector businesses of TCG.
Its Vauban division has been engaged in real asset financing since 2011.
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, Gobi Partners are seeking early growth ventures.
It has 1.1 billion assets under management with 250 startups under its belt. Some ASEAN companies it’s funding are Aptoide, iPrice, Gowork, and Zoom.
Gobi Partners focuses on emerging and underserved markets.
The sectors they want to champion in are:
Its top funding stages:
Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India are part of the global Vertex Ventures network of funds.
Vertex oversees $700 million assets under management.
Its portfolio makes up over 40 companies which includes Grab, the highest growing car-hailing online company in SEA.
Investment preference: $10 million -$15 million for third and fourth funding round companies
Verticals preference: Consumer, enterprise, fin-tech.
Headquartered in Singapore, Hatcher+ was founded in 2013.
Hatcher+ is a data-driven venture capital firm that uses AI and machine learning-based technologies to identify early-stage opportunities.
It has partnerships with leading accelerators and investors, worldwide.
Its portfolio of 98 companies have seen $125 million in funding.
Specialties: Finance, startups, venture capital, accelerators, fund management, machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, RHL was founded in 2015.
Its portfolio of 12 companies, had seen 1 company exited and 1 company acquired.
RHL raised a $ 24 million fund on 17 April.
It focuses on startups and early-stage SMEs in any sector.
Investment preference: 10-30% equity preference, keep existing management.
Based in Singapore, Insignia was founded in 2017.
It focuses on investment in early-stage venture and seed in SEA.
Insignia invested in over 15 companies such as Carro, Payfazz, and Janio.
Preferred investment size based on its average investment: $1 - 50 million
Verticals preference: B2B, fin-tech, e-commerce, tech.
Get your passes
To find out more and get your passes for the Innovatif+ Summit, visit the official website here.