Online classifieds player Frontier Digital Ventures raises $22.8m in ASX listing

Online classified operator Frontier Digital Ventures has raised $22.8 million in an IPO on the ASX.


Singapore: Fintech player MC Payment closes $4.5m Series B led by ESW Manage

MC Payment has closed a$4.5 million Series B round led by ESW Manage, an Asia-focused PE firm, along with DZW Capital. Other investors include Golden Equator Capital, a multi-family office, PE and venture capital (VC) firm based in Singapore.


Singapore: EDBI leads strategic investment into shopper analytics firm RetailNext

EDBI has led a strategic equity investment in shopper analytics firm RetailNext, which will support its Asian expansion


Singapore: MAS launches fintech innovation lab ‘The Looking Glass’

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has launched a fintech innovation lab in a bid to spur further development of the city-stat’s fintech space.


Fatfish-backed iFashion acquires Malaysian brand NOSE in $3.7m deal

iFashion has acquired Malaysian online retailer NOSE in a deal worth $3.7 million.


South Korea startup platform BeSuccess closes pre-Series A led by 500 Startups

Other investors who participated in the round include DCM Ventures, existing investor Strong Ventures – which led its 2011 seed round – Hardy Farm Venture, Tokyo Founders Fund, TheVentures, SEUM, MOCA Ventures, and Startup X.


There’s too much hype about startup space, say Laing and Harbour of Unity Group

Callum Laing and Jeremy Harbour of the Unity Group discuss the turbulence in public capital markets, entrepreneurship and the IPO process


Singapore fintech startup Coda Payments seals $2m Series A+ round led by IMJ

The round also saw participation from existing investors GMO Global Payment Fund, Golden Gate Ventures, and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus.


Singapore robo-advisory venture Bambu closes $400k seed round

Robo-advisor startup Bambu has concluded an investment round valued at $400,000 from a group of angel investors and mobile technology solutions provider Tigerspike.


China: Teambition closes Series B investment from Tencent

Teambition has closed a Series B+ investment from Tencent in a deal whose terms are confidential.