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InstaRem closes U$41m Series C

19 March 2019

Digital cross-border payments company InstaReM has bagged $52.4m (US$41m) in a series C funding round led by Singapore-based Vertex Growth Fund along with its new investor Atinum Investment, a venture capital firm from South Korea. According to an announcement, this latest round takes InstaReM’s total funds secured to US$59.5m, making the Singapore startup one of […]

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The key traits of good VCs: Venture Voices

Sitting through meetings. Doing intensive research. Staying ahead of the curve. It takes a lot to be a successful venture capitalist, and only a rare few manage to identify startups that will make it to the big leagues—or even define the standards of new industries. In the first instalment of KrAsia’s “Venture Voices“, the question: […]

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P2P lender Validus eyes Singapore banks as new partners

25 February 2019

Singapore’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform, Validus Capital, is confident of inking serious. Collaborations with Singapore banks by early next year. To tackle the pressing dearth of financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Having been in talks with Singapore banks for some time now, Validus is seeing a shift in attitude toward partnerships as it […]

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Tickled Media to expand into e-commerce

The venture, which currently operates “theAsianParent” and “theIndusParent” online platforms- which are the largest parenting website platforms in Asia, will launch its e-commerce venture with a focus on Asian mothers this year. When asked for details about the upcoming e-commerce venture, Ms Mahtani, CEO of Tickled Media, said: “If you put two and two together, […]

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Sunday InsurTech startup raises Series A, aims to transform insurance

Sunday, an InsurTech startup has raised Series A funding of US$10 million, led by Vertex Ventures of Southeast Asia and India. The fundraising success has made Thailand-based InsurTech one of the emerging startups to keep an eye on. Sunday is a multi-line InsurTech with fully-integrated sales and services platforms designed to reinvent the entire insurance […]

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Flutura Recognized as 2018 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for AI by Frost and Sullivan

17 January 2019

We are thrilled to announce Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics, an industrial artificial intelligence (AI) product company, has won the Frost & Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award for Artificial Intelligence in the Energy Industry for North America in the growth company’s annual Best Practices Awards. This award recognizes Cereba, Flutura’s AI platform, ability […]

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Spacemob is acquired by WeWork

07 August 2017

In November 2016, Vertex Ventures SEA/India made an investment in Spacemob for $5.5 million. This investment underlined our interest in the growing Southeast Asian ecosystem. Today, we’re pleased to announce that WeWork, the dominant coworking space platform in the United States, which may IPO this year, has acquired Spacemob for an undisclosed sum. The founder of […]

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M17 raises $40 million for expansion

02 August 2017

In 2014, our SEA/India team made a $5 million investment into Paktor. At the time, the online dating scene in Southeast Asia was still maturing. Today, it has evolved even further and with Paktor and M17 merging to become an online dating and live streaming platform, it is evident that this market still has much more […]

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Yatra acquires corporate bookings firm Air Travel Bureau

24 July 2017

Yatra, our travel bookings firm based in Bangalore just acquired Air Travel Bureau, a corporate bookings firm. The acquisition now makes Yatra the largest travel service in India. According to Dhruv Shringi, founder and CEO of Yatra, “With this acquisition, we believe that we are now the largest corporate travel services in India by gross bookings. This acquisition will […]

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