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Shiwen is a pragmatic centrist interested in the intersection of technology, business, entrepreneurship, science and public policy.

Singapore: Temasek Holdings invests in Oxford University fund

Singapore’s state investment fund Temasek Holdings has become a limited partner in Oxford Sciences Innovation with a capital infusion, its first investment in the UK-based university fund. Financial terms of the investment are undisclosed. Other companies that have made investments in the fund are large technology corporations, with a number of… Read more »

SportsHero to list on the ASX via RTO of Nevada Iron, to raise $2.24m

SportsHero (, the world’s first social network dedicated to sports prediction, is heading for a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) through a reverse takeover (RTO) of Nevada Iron Ltd (ASX: NVI). As part of the transaction, a placement of 60 million shares of common stock at AU$0.05 per share are being issued, raising A$3 million ($2.24 million).

Singapore: Materion to acquire Heraeus, Singapore assets under negotiation

NYSE-listed Materion Corporation will be acquiring the principal portion of the high-performance target materials business of the Heraeus Group of Hanau, Germany. The acquisition is expected to be consummated in Q1 2017, subject to tregulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Negotiations for Heraeus’ magnetic data storage business in Singapore continue… Read more »

Senjo Group invests $1.2m in Singapore enterprise customer aggregator Tjaara

Senjo Group has invested $1.2m in B2B services firm Tjaara.

Singapore: Ruvento Ventures launches $25m hardware fund

Ruvento Ventures has launched a $25 million hardware fund targeting IoT, VR, industrial robotics and AI.

Singapore Institute of Management to invest S$50m in supporting startups

The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is investing S$50 million to drive entrepreneurship and small business growth.

Easyship raises pre-Series A round from 500 Startups, to expand to Singapore

Hong Kong-based logistics startup Easyship has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-series A funding from 500 Durians, a fund managed by 500 Startups.

Asia Digest: Thai bourse to launch third board; Carousell, TWC expand ops

Thailand is launching a third board for startup ventures, Carousell is expanding its business operations in Australia and The Working Capital is expanding its footprint in Singapore with a new facility in the business district.

Singapore: Monk’s Hill Ventures and Appwords invest $7m in KKday

Taiwan-headquartered online travel discovery platform KKday, which expanded into Singapore earlier this year, has closed a $7 million in Series A+ funding led by Monk’s Hill Ventures and AppWorks

Singapore’s GIC to invest $260m in Indonesian cinema operator NSR

PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya (NSR), which operates the Cinema 21, Cinema XXI and The Premiere brands in Indonesia, has entered into a strategic partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to further anchor the leadership position of NSR and to set up the company for the next stage of growth…. Read more »