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India’s Prime Minister launches $136 million fund for startup companies

The government is investing 10 billion rupees in the new fund to grow startup companies in India

Rajitha Reddy2d ago

Grab may remain unprofitable until 2023; raises over $300 million for financial services arm

Grab has been investing heavily on expanding the financial services business, and may remain unprofitable until 2023 according to Moody's

Alfred LeeJan 08, 2021

BigBrainBank, an AI investing startup, has raised 7-figure seed funding.

Aims at making investing simpler for the mass market in Asia.

Alfred LeeNov 28, 2020

A new micro-fund, iSeed SEA is investing $100k into SEA startups.

The $5 million micro-fund will focus on Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.

Alfred LeeOct 12, 2020

AWS and Qualcomm to invest in Indonesia

Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Qualcomm have met Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Johnny G. Plate to convey their interest in investing in Indonesia.

Ismawati AsmatJan 27, 2020

Vertex Ventures VC firm has raised $290m for high growth companies.

The fund will focus on investing $10 - $15 million in growth stage companies.

Ashley LeeSep 15, 2019

Kenanga Investors launches fund investing in unicorn; Xiaomi setting up own VC firm

MobiKwik kick-starts cross-border mobile top-ups; U.S. ban wiping off $30B revenue from Huawei

Wallace HoJun 18, 2019

Transforming Malaysia - $60M VC fund launched, dedicated to impact investing.

3B Ventures VC Fund is investing $60M in 60 impact startups, operated out of Malaysia.

Wallace HoJul 11, 2018

Malaysian small businesses investing in technology, creating jobs

According to CPA Australia’s eighth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey, nearly 3,000 small business operators in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and China are experiencing positive business conditions, with many adding jobs and investing in technology.

BEAMSTARTMar 15, 2018

More Pain Is Coming for Overpriced Technology Startups

I'm going to spill a dirty secret of technology startup investing. Brace yourselves.

BEAM TeamOct 27, 2017

East Ventures announces new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country.

BEAM TeamSep 23, 2017

When to let your competitors be your investors

Strategic investors are operating businesses, typically in the same industry as the startups they are investing in. Therefore, they are often competitors (or could be customers) and likely a potential acquirer of that company.

BEAM TeamSep 17, 2017

5 questions to ask before investing in Southeast Asia’s startups

Companies need more than a healthy current account to thrive in Southeast Asia. Investors should ask these five key questions before jumping on board

BEAM TeamSep 02, 2017

The ICO world is full of pump-and-dump schemes

Around the world, we’re seeing blockchain “startups” scam people into investing by getting a big name endorsement.

BEAM TeamAug 27, 2017

Sunway Ventures looks at investing long term in start-ups

Sunway Ventures, the venture capital arm of Sunway Group, is providing seed funding for start-ups that provide online-to-offline (O2O) solutions.

BEAM TeamAug 27, 2017

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