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Decoding Deep Tech: A Conversation with Dr. Damian Tan of Vickers Venture

Founded in 2005 by a renowned coalition of innovators, including Dr. Finian Tan, Dr. Khalil Binebine, Dr. Jeffrey Chi, Dr. Damian Tan, Linda Li, and Raymond Kong, Vickers Venture Partners has firmly established its presence and influence in the global venture capital space. Renowned for its successful investments in companies like Baidu.com, Inc., Focus Media […]

From Angel Investing to MSA Novo: Yazeed Al-Shammari’s Journey in Startups and Beyond

MSA Novo, a UAE-based multi-stage investment firm, specializes in channeling global best practices and institutional support to portfolio companies, facilitating their growth into regional powerhouses. The firm’s distinctive approach focuses on financial returns and fostering innovation and positive societal change.  In an exclusive interview with Asia Tech Daily’s Editor, Yazeed Al-Shammari, a pivotal figure at […]

Innovation, Investment, and Impact: A Journey with Dr Dan Swan in the Techstars Era

Techstars, established in 2006, stands as one of the most active pre-seed investors, having extended support to over 3,800 companies. The company aims to facilitate a broader flow of capital to entrepreneurs worldwide, ensuring remarkable returns for investors.  On average, an impressive 74.5% of Techstars companies secure funding within three years of participating in their […]

Six Strings of Success: Patrick Grove on Taking Companies from Startup to Public

Founded in 1999, Catcha Group is an entrepreneurial foundation with over 20 years of expertise in building and investing in disruptive technology enterprises globally, with a keen focus on Southeast Asia and Australia.  As one of the prominent investors in the digital domain within emerging markets, particularly ASEAN, the group has had six IPOs in […]

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AI & Big Data --- 1 Mar 2024

IFLYTEK, a global leader in artificial intelligence and speech technology, Zense Entertainment, a cutting-edge entertainment technology company, and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s prestigious academic institution, announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate the advancement of Thai speech recognition.  Through this partnership, the aim is to propel the development of cutting-edge Thai speech […]

Regulations --- 29 Feb 2024

Indonesian tech giant GoTo and its Chinese-owned partner TikTok are on track to fully comply with Indonesia’s regulations banning in-app transactions on social media platforms. According to GoTo’s CEO, compliance is expected to be reached within the next six weeks. The announcement, made on Wednesday, aims to ensure that GoTo and TikTok operate in accordance […]

Financial Technology --- 28 Feb 2024

Singaporean fintech enabler Fluid has successfully raised $5.2 million in Series A funding, spearheaded by Insignia Ventures Partners. The funding aims to strengthen Fluid’s business-to-business purchase financing solutions. Fluid Series A round, led by Insignia Ventures Partners, is vital for the Singapore-based startup, known for its flexible B2B purchase financing platform. This latest investment follows […]

AI & Big Data --- 27 Feb 2024

Ad-Shield, a pioneering AdTech startup, is at the forefront of the battle against ad blockers, offering an innovative solution for online publishers to reclaim lost ad revenue. In an era where ad blockers pose a significant threat to online advertising income, Ad-Shield has emerged as a game-changer in the industry. With its cutting-edge adblock recovery […]

Ed-tech --- 26 Feb 2024

NativeX, a Vietnamese EdTech startup, has successfully raised $4 million in total funding within just eight months since its inception. The funding includes $1.5 million secured through SAFE instruments from angel investors in June 2023, with an additional $2.5 million completing its seed round. The funding was co-led by Ansible Ventures and Blueprint Ventures, with […]

Electric Vehicle --- 26 Feb 2024

For electric vehicle batteries, harsh weather conditions not only drain power quickly but also pose a more troublesome issue: extremely low temperatures can lead to “battery death,” rendering them unable to charge no matter how long you plug them in. In mid-January 2024, a snowstorm wreaked havoc in the United States, causing chaos at an […]

AI & Big Data --- 22 Feb 2024

Moonshot AI, a Chinese AI startup, has clinched a staggering sum of over $1 billion in its Series B funding round for the development of large language models (LLMs). The financial injection, led by e-commerce titan Alibaba and venture capital HongShan, drives Moonshot AI’s valuation to an impressive $2.5 billion.  HongShan, the Chinese counterpart of […]

Financial Technology --- 21 Feb 2024

Singapore-based UnoAsia, the parent company of Uno Digital Bank in the Philippines, has completed a pre-Series B funding round, securing $32.1 million in investment. The funding, comprising equity and debt, was led by Gateway Partners, Creador Private Equity, and Nextinfinity Management. With this latest round, UnoAsia has raised approximately $75 million.  This funding injection will […]

AI & Big Data --- 21 Feb 2024

Lead by Starseed CEO Katie Bomi Son’s ´Pulitzer AI’ Paves the Way to Global Market with Multilingual Translation Capabilities PR or Publicity remains a critical aspect for start-ups, serving as a gateway to attracting investments and expanding user bases. However, for many early-stage ventures, hiring dedicated PR resources can take time and effort. Moreover, crafting […]

Financial Technology --- 21 Feb 2024

Transparently.ai, headquartered in Singapore, has secured an investment from Franklin Templeton as part of its entrance into the asset manager’s FinTech Incubator program. The investment comes as the AI company, specializing in identifying accounting fraud, announced its successful pre-Series A funding round of US$3 million. With a focus on combating financial crime, the collaboration with […]

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