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Antler invests US$1.5m in 15 new startups

STARTUP generator and early-stage venture capital firm Antler has invested US$1.5 million in 15 new companies. The startups hail from Antler's fourth Singapore programme and recent initiative to...

Singapore plant-based meat startup Karana closes US$1.7m seed funding

KARANA, which is set to launch "pork" made from organic jackfruit this year, has closed its seed funding round with US$1.7 million, the Singapore-based startup announced on Thursday.

Cybersecurity startup Aiculus raises US$670,000 led by Cocoon Capital, angel investor

AICULUS, a Singapore-based software security provider, has raised US$670,000 in a seed funding round led by early-stage venture capital firm Cocoon Capital and an angel investor.

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...

PE and VC fund-raising hit a snag in Q1: Preqin

THE private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries faced headwinds in fund-raising during the first quarter of 2020, but the outlook for the medium to long term is positive, says a report by...

Life science investor Novo Holdings to open Asia office in Singapore

LIFE science investor Novo Holdings on Thursday said it is set to open a Singapore office in August this year, and has appointed Amit Kakar as its head of Asia.

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...