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China's venture capital boom shows signs of turning into a bust

CHINA went through a five-year surge in venture capital (VC) investment that fostered a new generation of startups from ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing to TikTok-parent Bytedance Ltd. Now the boom...

Chinese tech company seeks US$500m to prepare for tough times

[HONG KONG] Tencent Holdings Ltd.-backed grocery delivery startup Missfresh is seeking up to US$500 million of new funding to help tide it over tougher times, according to people familiar with the...

Asia leads global VC arena with US$129b in deals for 2018: Preqin

ASIA surpassed North America in Venture Capital (VC) deals in 2018, recording US$129 billion worth of deals for the year, as opposed to North America's US$113 billion, a report by alternative...

Chinese unicorns made Asia world's most active VC market in 2018: Preqin

ASIA has surpassed North America in venture capital (VC) deals in 2018, recording US$129 billion worth of deals for the year, as opposed to North America’s US$113 billion, indicates a report by...

Centurium Capital raises over $2.7b from GIC, Temasek, among others

HONG KONG • China's Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic start-up Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm...

Blockchain accelerator facilitates raising of S$17m

GOVERNMENT-backed blockchain accelerator Tribe has opened the door to S$16.8 million worth of funds for its inaugural cohort of 10 companies, through its ecosystem of corporate and investor...

Singapore-based GoComet raises $3m in Series A funding

SINGAPORE - GoComet, a freight quote comparison platform, has raised $3 million in a Series A funding round led venture capital firm Leo Capital, alongside new investors SGInnovate and AugustOne...

Razer eyes digital-bank licence in Singapore

RAZER said it is considering applying for a digital-bank licence in Singapore, after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Friday night announced its intention to issue up to five new licences...

S-E Asia venture playground still has room for new entrants: VCs

EVEN with the influx of venture money into South-east Asia, the funding scene here still has key gaps that offer opportunities for both incumbents and new entrants, said venture capitalists who spoke...

Liquid Group partners Indonesia's CIMB Niaga for crossborder QR payments

SINGAPORE startup Liquid Group is partnering Indonesian bank CIMB Niaga, majority-owned by CIMB Group, to facilitate crossborder QR (Quick Response) payments between Singapore and Indonesia.

 

 

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