DBS Bank has launched a venture debt program to support Singapore start-ups, presenting a capital-raising channel that involves little or no dilution of equity.
Financing | 06 Feb 2015 |
Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook and Singapore resident, has led a S$2 million ($1.5 million) round of seed funding for 99.co, a local property listings site. Sequoia Capital also participated alongside several entrepreneurs-turned-investors.
Real estate | 30 Jan 2015 |
When looking for an example of how Singapore start-ups previously struggled to get funding, one of the founders of tenCube was happy to oblige. Bootstrapped into existence in 2005, the mobile security solutions provider spent a frustrating 18 months trying...
Venture | 28 Jan 2015
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has partnered with Clearbridge Accelerator to set up a capital-raising platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia.
Southeast Asia | 27 Jan 2015 |
Singapore start-up hub JTC LaunchPad @ one-north – better known to many as Block 71 – has been expanded to accommodate 500 companies and 35 incubators, with plans to create space for 250 more.
Venture | 26 Jan 2015 |
Goldman Sachs has led a $56 million round of funding for Antuit, a Singapore-headquartered big data analytics start-up. Zodius Capital, which provided seed funding for the company in 2013, also participated.
Technology | 23 Jan 2015 |
The Blackstone Group is backing an investment platform launched by City Developments (CDL) that will enable the Singapore real estate firm to raise S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) in return for exposure to cashflows generated by properties on the resort...
Real estate | 16 Dec 2014 |
Singapore-based PE firm Tembusu Partners and local media entrepreneur Calvin Cheng have joined forces with Yu Dong, China Bona Film Group’s CEO, to launch a $100 million fund targeting China’s media and entertainment industry.
Greater China | 11 Dec 2014 |
Software giant Kingsoft Corporation, smart phone maker Xiaomi and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings have agreed to invest $296 million in 21Vianet, a Chinese internet data center provider.
Greater China | 03 Dec 2014 |
Startupbootcamp FinTech, a Europe-based accelerator that focuses on financial technology, has launched an Asian program in Singapore.
Early stage | 01 Dec 2014 |
Rakuten Ventures, a corporate VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has led a $10 million Series A round for PocketMath, a Singapore-based mobile advertising platform.
Southeast Asia | 25 Nov 2014 |
Cyrus Driver has been named head of Asian private equity at Partners Group, replacing Andreas Baumann who has relocated to the US to head up the company’s business in the Americas.
People | 24 Nov 2014 |
A consortium led by Southeast Asia-focused GP Navis Capital Partners has acquired MFS Technology, a Singapore-based developer of rigid and flexible printed electronic circuits, for $95 million.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
Alibaba Group’s online payment platform Alipay and IPV Capital have invested $12 million in a Series B round for V-key, a Singapore and US-based start-up specializing in mobile security and cryptography.
Greater China | 18 Nov 2014 |
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