VENTURE CAPITAL

New think-tank set up to spur innovation in logistics sector

Reefknot Investments, a venture capital fund backed by Singapore investment firm Temasek, has set up a think-tank with four other industry players to spearhead changes in the supply chain and...

Temasek's Vertex adds new US$290m fund to back growth-stage tech firms

VERTEX Growth Fund, the sixth and newest member of Vertex Venture Holdings’ global network of venture capital (VC) funds, has raised US$290 million for its inaugural fund.

Venture capital fundraising in Asean is on course to match 2018 record

ASEAN-focused venture capital (VC) fund-raising is on course to match the record figures reached last year, even as buyout deal values are falling amid a challenging macroeconomic environment,...

Singapore deep tech startups face Series B funding gap: SGInnovate

WHEN the time came for one of SGInnovate's portfolio companies to raise Series B funds, the Singapore-based deep tech startup found that there was no local investor either willing or big enough to...

Hawker tech start-up Kedai Sayur raises US$4m led by East Ventures

SINGAPORE - Kedai Sayur, an Indonesian start-up that empowers vegetable hawkers by using technology, has closed a US$4 million (S$5.6 million) round of funding led by venture capital firm, East...

Microsoft co-founder's Vulcan Capital to deploy US$100m in venture funds across S-E Asia

THE backer of tech big shots such as Uber, Spotify and Alibaba has waltzed into town brandishing a US$100 million war chest.

Singapore VC fund manager among world's top performers

SINGAPORE-based East Ventures is among five firms named as the most consistently top-performing venture capital (VC) fund managers in the world by alternatives data source Preqin.

Star Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists

[SHANGHAI] When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the Nasdaq...

Huge market, Web access drive expansion of Indonesian start-ups

Indonesia is a hotbed for start-up activity in South-east Asia with four unicorns, each with a coveted US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) valuation.

PEs target Asean startups as they join VCs in funding landscape

A BURGEONING startup scene coupled with record levels of dry powder are nudging some private equity (PE) firms in South-east Asia into the territory of cash-burning, rapid-growth companies.

Venture firm Cocoon Capital raises $30m for 2nd tech start-up fund

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based venture firm Cocoon Capital has raised $30 million for its second fund to aid enterprise tech start-ups in South-east Asia.