Singapore fintech startup SoCash raises $6m in series B round

Singapore-based fintech startup SoCash raised US$6 million in a series B round led by Japanese money-handling systems developer and manufacturer Glory. SC Ventures, the investments unit of Standard Chartered Bank, and fund network Vertex Ventures also participated in the round. SoCash allows customers to withdraw cash from small stores by plugging into banks’ mobile apps and partnering with local merchants.…

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Do One Thing at a Time

Back in 1897, Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal -- winner of the Nobel Prize -- wrote a book called Advice for a Young Investigator. He argued that instead of spending hours reviewing books, lectures and broad research, scientists should focus deeply on a single object of study. This state, he wrote, “refines judgment, enriches analytical powers, spurs constructive imagination,…

Haus, the real estate startup founded by Garrett Camp, raises $7.1M

Haus, a startup aiming to make home ownership more affordable and flexible, is announcing that it has raised $7.1 million in new funding. This amount combines a $4.1 million seed equity investment led by Montage Ventures and $3 million in debt, which will help finance Haus’ new co-investment model. Haus was created by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp as part of…

Contract management startup Icertis becomes unicorn with $115M new round

Icertis, a Washington-headquartered startup that develops cloud-based software to help large companies manage contracts, has raised $115 million at more than a billion-dollar valuation to become the latest SaaS unicorn as it looks to further expand its footprint across the globe. The Series E round for the 10-year-old firm was led by Greycroft and PremjiInvest, and saw participation from existing…

TikTok parent eyeing content startup deals in big push into India

Bytedance Ltd, which owns the popular TikTok video-sharing app, will invest in Indian content startups to create a bouquet of apps to target new audiences, borrowing from its successful China playbook, two people familiar with the plans said. ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup, has set up a team to scout for companies in content, social commerce and education technology,…

How To Know Whether Entrepreneurship Is The Right Next Career Move For You

If you haven’t already, you’ll eventually reach a crossroads in your career where you’re faced with three choices: stay with your current employer, find another company to work for, or work for yourself. In my case, I chose the third option and became a personal branding pioneer—and it was absolutely the right choice for me. So I know firsthand that…

French Startup Dawex, Fresh Off A EUR5 Million Funding Round, Eyes Establishing Middle East Presence In 2020

After having raised EUR5 million through a funding round announced in May, French technology startup Dawex, which bills itself as a marketplace for “sharing, acquiring, and monetizing data,” is aiming to establish its presence in the Middle East in 2020, its co-founders told Entrepreneur Middle East. “Dawex’s expertise is to enable organizations and enterprises to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing,…

8 startups that are using emerging technologies to make life easier for others in real world

Digital Dossier has identified startups that are using advanced technologies including AI and machine learning to provide a gamut of solutions in diverse areas Headquartered in Atlanta and with operations in the UAE and India, Facilio provides firms with operations and maintenance (O&M) solutions. Founded by Prabhu Ramachandran, Yogendra Babu, Krishnamoorthi Rangasamy and Rajavel Subramanian, the firm uses Internet of…

WI Startup Funding Hit Record in 2018 as VCs Cut Bigger Checks

A record $300 million was invested in Wisconsin ventures last year, as maturing businesses pulled in larger funding rounds. But a continued decrease in the number of firms raising their first outside capital could signal trouble for the state’s pipeline of budding startups. Those are some of the key takeaways from the latest Wisconsin Portfolio, an annual report produced by…

Sequoia may lead $20 mn funding round in baby-care brand Mamaearth

Sequoia may lead $20 million funding round in baby-care brand Mamaearth Baby-care products brand Mamaearth is in talks to raise up to $20 million in a Series B round, and Sequoia Capital India may lead the round, Mint reported citing two people aware of the matter. Existing investors Stellaris Venture Partners and consumer-focused fund Fireside Ventures, are also expected to…