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GET’s founder, Daniel Liang listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

02 April 2019

We are pleased to announce Get’s co-founder, Daniel Liang, has been listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Asian Consumer Technology category.  Originally branded as Qnect when it was founded in 2016, Get is a purchase-sharing social networking service with the capability of digital payment. In October 2018, Get raised $2.5 million in […]

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TurnKey Lender enters Malaysia with office in Kuala Lumpur

20 March 2019

TURNKEY Lender announced the opening of a new office in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Its main goal will be to physically represent TurnKey Lender and support the company’s operations in Asia. The company plans to involve local professionals to provide technical support to the clients, streamline local and global business development, and fuel […]

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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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Turnkey Lender raises new round led by OSK

06 March 2019

Malaysian private equity firm OSK Ventures International has led an undisclosed sum Series A1 funding round in Singapore-based fintech company TurnKey Lender. Vertex Ventures’ fund for Southeast Asia and India and Western NIS Enterprise Fund also participated in the round. Vertex Ventures had invested $2 million in the startup in 2017. The investment will be […]

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Validus raises S$20.5m in Series B funding

27 February 2019

Singapore-based peer-to-peer lending platform Validus Capital has secured S$20.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Dutch development bank FMO. According to media reports, Validus plans to utilise the new funding for product development and in new technologies including artificial intelligence. Additionally, the company plans to expand its services to Indonesia and Vietnam. […]

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soCash is expanding to Malaysia to provide greater access to cash

26 February 2019

Cash will continue to play an important role in Malaysia, even as regulators, consumers and retailers join the ongoing movement to become a cashless society. In an interview with The Edge Malaysia Weekly, Hari Sivan, founder and CEO of fintech start-up soCash commented: “In fact, consumers will increasingly seek convenient access to cash because banks […]

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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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InstaReM joins Visa’s fintech fast-track programme

01 February 2019

Cross-border payments firm InstaReM announced on Friday that it is joining Visa’s fintech fast-track programme in Asia Pacific. The programme aims to make it easier and quicker for fintech partners to build and deliver new solutions on Visa’s payments network. Visa and InstaRem will work together to build new solutions for moving money to and […]

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