Southeast Asia VC: Drought survivors
As weaker sentiment for technology risk cools venture capital markets globally, Southeast Asia is lagging in limbo. Investors remain bullish but continue to hold their fire amidst questions around valuations
Singapore electronics marketplace Reebelo extends Series A to $50m
Singapore electronics marketplace Reebelo has lifted its Series A round to USD 50m with a USD 29m commitment led by Cathay Innovation.
Heritas hits $20m first close on Asia impact fund
Singapore-based private equity firm Heritas Capital has reached a first close of USD 20m on its latest Asia impact fund against an overall target of USD 50m. DBS contributed USD 10m.
LP interview: North East Private Equity Asia
Seven years ago, Sam Robinson was invited to build a European family office’s Asia private equity portfolio from the ground up. He favoured familiar faces in the small to mid-cap space
Singapore's SeaTown backs buy-and-build healthcare platform
A fund managed by SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has invested SGD 150m (USD 111m) in Foundation Healthcare Holdings (FHH), a newly created private healthcare platform.
AI-dedicated GP targets South, Southeast Asia
A group of artificial intelligence (AI) investors in Africa have launched a new Singapore-based private equity firm, AI Capital, that will invest across South and Southeast Asia, as well as Africa.
AVCJ Awards 2022: Special Achievement – Kok Peng Teh
Kok Peng Teh spent most of his career at GIC, helping build out what has become one of the world’s largest private equity programmes and nurturing the careers of numerous industry participants
B Capital closes US-Asia healthcare fund on $500m
US and Asia-focused VC firm B Capital has closed its first dedicated sector fund, collecting USD 500m for investments in healthcare.
Northstar leads pre-Series C for Singapore's Una Brands
Northstar Group had led a USD 30m pre-Series C round for Una Brands, a Singapore-based brand agglomeration platform that operates across Asia.
Goodwin adds investment funds partner in Singapore
Goodwin Proctor has recruited Matthew Nortcliff as a partner in its investment funds practice in Singapore, adding headcount to an office that opened towards the end of last year.
Singapore's Grayscale hits first close on debut VC fund
Grayscale Ventures, a Singapore-based VC firm set up last month by South Asia-focused investors at Japan’s Strive, has achieved a first close of about USD 10m on its debut fund.
Deal focus: Affine builds software for an office beyond Office
Affine is one of many start-ups working on a set of collaborative tools to replace Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Its open-source model struck a chord with investors at a time when capital is scarce
China GPs back pre-Series A for software start-up Affine
Affine, a Chinese-founded and Singapore-based collaborative software start-up, has raised USD 10m in pre-Series A funding led by Redpoint China, China Growth Capital, and Sinovation Ventures.
Singapore to top-up SME co-investment programme
Singapore has earmarked an additional SGD 150m (USD 112m) for a co-investment fund that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as part of efforts to help local companies scale and become globally competitive.
Singapore's Aspire closes Series C on $100m
Singapore-based B2B banking platform Aspire has closed an oversubscribed Series C round with USD 100m in commitments. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital Southeast Asia took the lead.
Temasek's Fullerton recruits ex-Asia head of Eurazeo
Eddie Chen, formerly head of Asia at Europe-headquartered investment firm Eurazeo, has joined Temasek Holdings-owned Fullerton Fund Management as a managing director.
Novo Tellus seeks $375m for third industrial tech fund
Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a Singapore-based private equity firm that invests in industrial technology assets across the Indo-Pacific region, has set a target of USD 375m for its third fund.
Sequoia leads $17m round for Singapore's Tazapay
Sequoia Capital Southeast Asia has led a USD 16.9m Series A round for Singaporean cross-border payments start-up Tazapay.
Singapore accelerator targets packaging industry
Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) and US packaging giant Avery Dennison are bankrolling a start-up accelerator that will explore everything from new boxing materials to tech-enabled tags.
Southeast Asia's Openspace seeks $650m for latest vintage
Southeast Asia-focused Openspace Ventures is targeting USD 300m for its fourth venture capital fund and USD 350m for its second growth vehicle.
B Capital raises $2.1bn for latest global VC funds
US and Singapore-headquartered VC firm B Capital has closed its third series of funds with USD 2.1bn in commitments. The mandate is global with a strong emphasis on Asia.
Singapore's Lighthouse Canton hits first close on venture debt fund
Singapore Lighthouse Canton has reached a first close of USD 20m on its first venture debt fund, which will target Southeast Asia and India. The target is USD 100m.
ADB backs Quadria's third health fund
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed USD 25m to the third fund from Singapore-based Quadria Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm.
Singapore's Doctor Anywhere raises $38m, makes acquisition
Southeast Asia-focused telehealth platform Doctor Anywhere has closed a second tranche of Series C funding worth USD 38.8m and acquired Singapore-listed Asian Healthcare Specialists (AHS).