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Category: Financial Services

November 30, 2020
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London HQ’d Firstminute Capital has announced its second early-stage venture fund of $111m (£87m). Founded and cornerstoned in 2016 by Brent Hoberman CBE (best known as co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), together with Spencer Crawley (formerly of Goldman Sachs), this new fund comes after the first fund of $100M, giving Firstminute $211M assets under management, investing across […]

November 30, 2020
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Primer, the U.K. fintech that wants to help merchants consolidate their payments stack and easily support new payment methods in the future, has raised £14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Accel, who I understand were quite proactive in persuading Primer  to take the VC firm’s money. The young company wasn’t actively fund-raising, […]

November 27, 2020
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Evergrande Property Services Group’s Hong Kong IPO priced at the lower end of expectations raises $1.8 billion the tepid demand underscoring concerns about the financial health of its debt-laden parent. Evergrande Property Services Group’s Hong Kong IPO priced at the lower end of expectations raises $1.8 billion the tepid demand underscoring concerns about the financial […]

November 26, 2020
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VC arm of Indonesia’s state-owned Bank Rakyat BRI Ventures has announced the first close of its Sembrani Nusantara fund at IDR150 billion (US$10.62 million) in a press statement. Participating investors include Grab, Indonesian VC firm Celebes Capital, Fazz Financial Group, the fintech P2P platform Investree, and serial investor Pandu Sjahrir. According to the statement IDR150 […]

November 26, 2020
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The corporate venture arm of state-owned Telkom Indonesia, MDI Ventures has partnered with fintech-focused VC firm Finch Capital to launch a new early-stage investment fund name Arise according to press statement. According to the statement, Arise fund will be run under a joint venture by the two founding firms and will aim to invest in […]

November 25, 2020
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Kredivo, an Indonesia-based digital credit platform, disclosed it has secured a credit line funding of US$100 million from US-based investment company Victory Park Capital (VPC). This credit line is the largest in Kredivo’s history and within the fintech industry in Southeast Asia, it said in a press note. The funding also marks VPC’s inaugural investment […]

November 25, 2020
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Pulsifi, a Singapore and Malaysia-based HR tech startup, attracts US$1.8 million in an angel round. Investors such as Kairous Capital; Aaron Chen, Founder of KVC group of companies; and Rajesh Lingappa, Co-founder & Former CTO of RedMart, joined the round. As per a press release, this investment brings Pulsifi’s total funding to US$4 million. The […]

November 25, 2020
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The-Wolfpack, an early-stage startup fund in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) sector, has announced its launch in Singapore. The VC firm will look to invest in startups in the consumer goods, leisure and media sectors, who require strategic capital to drive growth across SEA and Australia Christened ‘The Wolfpack Pioneer VCC’, the US$5 million debut fund is focussed on […]

November 23, 2020
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  Sleek, the corporate services platform that helps entrepreneurs launch and run new companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, has raised $4 million. The new funding was led by SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of government agency Enterprise Singapore. Returning investors MI8 Limited and Pierre Lorinet also participated, along with Singapore Fintech Association co-founder Varun […]

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