Gaw Capital raises record US$2.2bn for Asia real estate fund

Hong Kong-based Gaw Capital Partners has raised US$2.2bn in the final closing of its Gateway Real Estate Fund VI, marking the firm’s largest fund to date. Gaw Capital also secured a sidecar co-investment commitment of up to US$800m. The fund received commitments from sovereign wealth funds, endowments, pension funds and other institutional investors, with 46% from Europe, 37% from Asia…

Indian tech startup xto10x expands to Singapore, hires ex-Carousell exec

STARTUP consultancy xto10x Technologies has opened an office in Singapore, which will be helmed by its new South-east Asia chief executive officer (CEO), Chai Jia Jih. xto10x helps other startups scale up, through its software, knowledge and capabilities in areas such as operations, data science, human resources, finance and governance. The Bengaluru-headquartered firm said in a media statement on Friday…

Japan Display Says It Has Lined up $828 Million Financing

TOKYO—A financially strapped Japanese supplier of displays for Apple Inc. AAPL 0.25% ’s iPhone 11 said it has lined up financing of up to ¥90 billion ($828 million) from an investment fund with U.S. connections. Japan Display Inc. 6740 +0.00% said Thursday that it has agreed on the basic outline of an investment by a Singapore arm of Tokyo-based Ichigo…

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets

Singapore-based startup, has closed an $18.5 million financing round as it looks to scale its e-scooter startup in international markets — a month after the nation introduced difficult regulatory changes. The new financing round, dubbed Series A, was funded by GSR Ventures, a venture capital firm that was the first institutional investor in Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing, and Square…

Singapore App-Lending Startup Scores $500 Million Valuation

FinAccel Pte, which extends credit to online shoppers in Indonesia under the Kredivo brand, has raised $90 million of expansion capital in a fundraising round valuing the company at almost $500 million. South Korea’s Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund and Australian venture capital firm Square Peg co-led the Series C financing, according to FinAccel Chief Executive Officer Akshay Garg. Other…

Singapore dental startup Zenyum secures $13.6m to fuel expansion plans

Singapore-based dental startup Zenyum has raised US$13.6 million in series A funding from RTP Global, Sequoia India, TNB Aura, and Enterprise Singapore’s Seeds Capital, among other investors. Zenyum plans to use the fresh funds to fuel its expansion plans to markets like Vietnam, Indonesia, and Taiwan. It currently operates in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand. Founded in 2018, Zenyum…

Singapore mobility startup Swat secures $10.1m to expand overseas

Singapore-based smart mobility startup Ministry of Movement has closed a US$10.1 million series A funding round led by The University of Tokyo Edge Capital 4 Limited Partnership to grow and expand overseas. New investors SMRT Momentum Ventures, ComfortDelGro Ventures, Singapore Economic Development Board’s New Ventures, EDBI, and LKJ Capital Japan also participated in the round, alongside existing investors iGlobe Platinum…

Carousell to merge with 701Search, valuing Singapore startup at over US$850m

ONLINE marketplace operator Carousell has agreed to merge with 701Search, the classifieds firm owned by Norwegian telco Telenor Group, in a deal that values that Singapore-based startup at over US$850 million. Following the part-cash, part-equity deal, Telenor will be Carousell’s new single-largest minority shareholder, with a 32 per cent stake in the combined company. 701Search's three online marketplaces - Mudah…

Singapore healthtech startup Lucence bags $20m in series A funding

Singapore-based healthtech startup Lucence has raised US$20 million in a series A round led by global healthcare provider IHH Healthcare. SGInnovate also participated in the round, along with existing investors such as Temasek Holdings subsidiary Heliconia Capital, Lim Kaling, and Koh Boon Hwee. Lucence uses liquid biopsy, a blood-based technology that’s less invasive than tissue biopsies, to help clinicians analyze…

Paytm Close To Landing $2 Billion New Financing

India's mega fintech Paytm is close to bagging $2 billion of new financing from well-known investors, enough to fend off an influx of new rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. Jack Ma's Ant Financial, Japan's SoftBank Group Corp and Rob Citrone's Discovery Capital Management are in Paytm's latest financing round, boosting the cash horde of the Indian mega…

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