startup funding

Total disclosed PE and VC deal value down 65% in Q1: EY

PRIVATE equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity in South-east Asia was sluggish in the first quarter of 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, though investments in some segments are expected to...

Total disclosed PE and VC deal value down 65% in Q1: EY

PRIVATE equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity in South-east Asia was sluggish in the first quarter of 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, though investments in some segments are expected to pick...

US Big Tech builds appetite for startup pie in South-east Asia

US tech giants have made some recent high-profile investments into South-east Asian startups, the latest being Google's plans to join Indonesian e-commerce player Tokopedia's funding round, which...

Wireless laser communications startup Transcelestial snags US$9.6m from EDBI, Wavemaker

SINGAPORE-BASED deep tech startup Transcelestial has raised US$9.6 million in a Series A funding round co-led by EDBI, a Singapore government investment firm better known for later-stage...

HR tech startup Qualee raises US$1m in seed funding

QUALEE Technology, a HR tech provider based in Singapore, has raised US$1 million in seed funding from Tandem Technology Partners, a Las Vegas-based investment firm that invests in technology...

Facebook co-founder's B Capital closes second fund at US$820m

B CAPITAL Group has closed its US$820 million second fund to invest in growth-stage startups, bringing the firm's total assets under management to US$1.44 billion.

Robotics startup Botsync bags seed funding from Wong Fong, Seeds Capital

SINGAPORE-BASED robotics startup Botsync has bagged an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round jointly led by Wong Fong Industries, Seeds Capital, Angelhub and Artesian Venture Partners.

Over S$100m in extra funding for agriculture, maritime startups

STARTUPS in agriculture and maritime industries now have more than S$100 million in additional funding to tap on, with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announcing new allocation to both sectors on...

SEEDS Capital and six partners to invest S$50m in maritime startups

ENTERPRISE Singapore investment arm SEEDS Capital, together with six appointed co-investment partners, will pump a combined S$50 million into more than 50 maritime technology startups in Singapore...

East Ventures hits first close of US$88m fund to seed post-pandemic startups

EARLY-STAGE venture capital (VC) firm East Ventures has raised about US$57 million for the first close of its US$88 million fund to target tech companies emerging in the post-lockdown aftermath of...