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Why Venture Debt Is Getting Hotter in Southeast Asia

By Rahil Bhagat for INC Southeast Asia

No entrepreneur likes giving up equity. Here’s how they can avoid it

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Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia

May 10, 2016

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Golden Gate Ventures: the upcoming rise of M&A in ASEAN

By Liz Lee for DealstreetAsia Magazine,

Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures foresees the pace of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Southeast Asia catapulting, as more institutional funds, protectionists economic policies and global funds look to expand their footprint in the region. (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, Hong Kong, Indonesia, InspirAsia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

March 1, 2016

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15 Most Funded Fintech Startups in Southeast Asia

TechInAsia: Fintech is one of the darlings of the startup world right now. VCs and investors are tripping over themselves to back startups with new and innovative ideas in the financial technology space. Investment in fintech startups in Asia reached US$797 million in 2014. This puts the continent in second place after the US, with US$3.9 billion, according to a report by Singapore-based venture capital firm Life.Sreda (PDF link). (more…)

InspirAsia, news

October 16, 2015

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Development of Indian crowdfunding and online-lending platforms

E27.CO: Mumbai-based crowdfunding platform for social, personal and creative projects Ketto has raised US$700,000 in funding, led by Pradyumna Dalmia, a member of Calcutta Angels and Sudhir Rao of The Chennai Angels.

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Crowdfunding/investing, India, InspirAsia, p2p/online lending

July 17, 2015

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Accelerators And Their Significance For The Venture Industry in Southeast Asia

TECHCRUNCH: U.S.-based VC firm 500 Startups is launching a new accelerator program in Southeast Asia that is designed to help companies in the region that have raised money take their business to the next level. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, news

July 13, 2015

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Real estate crowdfunding: new capital inflow

TECHCRUNCH: In a move that feels fairly unusual, Global Founders Capital (GFC), the venture capital arm of German startup factory and e-commerce behemoth Rocket Internet, has invested in a startup before it’s even launched. The company in question is BrickVest, a London and Berlin-based real estate investment platform founded by Emmanuel Lumineau, Thomas Schneider, and Adalbert Wysocki, who have a background in investment banking, real estate and fintech. It’s launch is pegged for Q3 2015, but interested parties can sign up for pre-registration now with the promise to be able to get in on the action early once the first real estate is listed on the site.

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Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, InspirAsia, news, Singapore

July 8, 2015

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Formation 8 raising US$400M late-stage fund for Asia

E27.CO: A special focus of the fund will be Southeast Asia and South Korea, with the US$400M likely being spread across 10 gigantic investments
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InspirAsia, Korea

June 30, 2015

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E-Commerce Gold Rush In Southeast Asia

TECHCRUNCH: There’s a myopia blinding e-commerce players to the reality of opportunities in Southeast Asia. Everyone is looking at Asian economies from under the shadow China casts on the economic landscape, which can’t help but obscure the picture. (more…)

China, InspirAsia

June 22, 2015

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Boom of Accelerators in Singapore

E27.CO: Here’s everything you want to know about Singapore’s startup scene. Take a look at some of the biggest players — the major deals made and insights into entrepreneurial behaviour (more…)

InspirAsia, Singapore

May 28, 2015

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Tripartite Alliance of CoAssets, FundedByMe & New Union Advances Singapore’s Crowdfunding Space

DEALSTREETASIA: Singapore-based crowdfunding platforms CoAssetsFundedByMe and New Union have established a tripartite alliance to grow crowdfunding in Southeast Asia. Combined, the three companies have facilitated raising of S$200 million ($148.17 million dollars) through international campaigns, to date. They plan to accelerate this growth in the coming months, despite the relative youth of the industry in the region. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, InspirAsia, Singapore

May 27, 2015

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Banking On Southeast Asia’s E-Commerce Future

TECHCRUNCH:  China’s e-commerce, m-commerce and payments lead the world. It is the largest e-commerce market (KPMG), and is home to Alibaba, with its US$25 billion IPO, the largest in history. Alipay, China’s answer to PayPal, is the world’s largest online payment service.

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Global trends, InspirAsia, news

April 2, 2015