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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
Foreign investments in Philippines decrease further in August.
Foreign investments since January are 40% lower compared to the same period last year.
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Samsung backs Singapore’s fintech startup M-DAQ — closing its pre-series D round
M-DAQ will expand in Korea with Samsung’s support.
Over US$10 billion spent in half an hour on Alibaba's 11.11 shopping event.
The largest spending in half an hour on a single day.
Indonesia to host the wold’s largest electronics trade fair in December 2019
Hong Kong’s Global Sources Electronic will host the event in Jakarta.
Global Sources Fashion Show set to host the largest fashion collection exhibition in Hong Kong in 2020
It aims to serve as a one-stop destination show for fashion sourcing needs.
Global Sources Lifestyle Show exhibited innovative lifestyle products — available for your e-commerce product sourcing
Local designers from Hong Kong designed these products.
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The event sets to be the largest electronic sourcing show in the world exhibiting over 7,800 booths
Samsung-backed Swingvy to host LIFT — A conference focused on creating better workplaces.
Because employees are the greatest assets of companies.
DrinkEntrepreneurs Malaysia to host largest Startup Party this November 14th, 2019.
Over 300 tickets were purchased in the first 8 hours.
Esports startup EVOS raises $4.4 million in Series A round — tapping into gaming influencer management market in SEA
The influencer market in SEA grows to provide entertainment content for esports.
Indonesia’s Gojek to pilot test bike-hailing service in Malaysia starting January 2020
Something Grab isn't offering in Malaysia currently.
Google buys Fitbit for US $2.1 billion
The wearables market is a US $25 billion industry.
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.