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2020's *Party of the Year* for Professionals and Entrepreneurs happening this 22nd January.
The event is co-hosted by BEAMSTART and partner companies.
Singapore's EV Growth maxes its fund at $250 million — looks to deploy more startups in Southeast Asia
To date, it has used 50 per cent of its total funds in 20 deals.
China's EV startup Byton raises huge investment from Japan's conglomerate Marubeni
Marubeni seeks to utilise Byton's battery technology to store renewable energy.
Indian startups raised a huge $14.5 billion in 1,185 funding round this year (2019)
The country sees 25x growth of startups funding over the decade.
China's Energy Monster secures $71.5 million — looks to expand its operation
The battery-sharing firm leveraged China's massive market of 305 million power bank rental users in 2019.
India's Peoplestrong acquires SaaS platform Qilo — strengthening its HR offerings
Peoplestrong sets to leverage Qilo's workforce performance management solutions.
Lightspeed and Sequoia bag $400-500 million profit from selling OYO shares
OYO's founder Agarwal aims to increase his stake in the company
Vietnam sets a winning fintech growth model for Southeast Asia
Its government plays a huge role in the country's fintech hub emergence.
India's HungerBox closes $12 million in Series C funding round — sets to expand its market reach
The food tech startup serves big companies instead of consumer food delivery.
Malaysian female-led esports startup, MEGPlay, raises seed funding to bridge brands with gamers.
The company works with many major brands today.
India's unicorn, Rivigo sets to raise $20 million in Series F round
Logistics sector sees significant rise in India.
Global VC, SOSV secures $277 million in its fourth fund — looks to invest in early-stage deep tech startups
It will continue to invest in 150 new startups every year.
India's HappyEasyGo secured $49.3 million funding — expanding its travel platform
It will extend its ticket-booking service to hotel booking.
Most business cards are thrown away, but this QR code tool changes everything.
People can now create special QR codes that save contacts automatically to phones when scanned.
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.
Malaysia’s Carsome closed a $50 million funding round— set to expand its market reach in Southeast Asia
It aims to be the Visa of auto transaction with its used-car sales platform.
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.
Boxben is Helping Businesses Increase Revenues by Automating their entire Sales Processes.
Through a powerful solution to nurture customer relationships and handle billing processes.
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.