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Singapore: Traderwave to participate in MaGIC accelerator programme

Singapore-based Traderwave has announced their participation in the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) accelerator scheme. The programme has already gone underway since August 23rd and is scheduled to end early December 2016.

Australia Digest: eBev gets $1.13m; SalesPreso raises $1.5m; Mitula buys DotProperty

Australia’s beverage trading platform eBev closed $1.5 million seed round led by Sydney Angels, while SalesPresco raised $2 million funding led by Sapien Ventures.

Australia: LayAway, Canva and Curo close funding rounds

Former Fisher and Paykel COO Andrew Paykel is launching new startup LayAway with $750,000, Canva has closed a $15 million round and Curo has closed an investment from HCF.

Australia: Mentorloop closes seed round; Investible launches new angel program

Mentorloop has closed a seed round while Investible is launching an angel investor programme.

Australia: getFoodi, Linius close funding rounds

Australian startup space has seen the ventures getFoodi and Linius close investments estimated at US$385,000 each to fund their further commercialisation and business expansion.

Healthcare Digest: Yestar plans Reg S sale; MVP signs licensing deal; Tune Group enters healthcare, Integral Diagnostics- Siemens MOU

Latest in the healthcare market saw Hong Kong’s Yestar plan the sale of Reg S notes, Medical Developments International sign a licensing deal with Korea’s BL&H, Tune Group planning an entry into healthcare and Integral Diagnostics sign an MOU with Siemens.

Australia: SPT raises $1.15m, ClassCover secures seed funding, Dimension Data and Deakin launch cybersecurity incubator

Sports Performance Tracking (SPT) has secured an $AU1.5 million ($1.15 million) while ClassCover landed a AU$600 thousand ($458,000) in seed funding.. Additionally, Dimension Data and Deakin University have partnered to launch a cybersecurity incubator.

SG Digest: Investor protection changes headed for parliament; Jasper to manages Guangdong projects; IDA-accredited firms for urban project

Latest in Singapore saw the Monetary Authority of Singapore plan to introduce investor protection amendments to the parliament while Jasper Investments reached an in-principle understanding to manage chinese construction projects and IDA-accredited companies are set to be able to access to larger infrastructure and urban development projects.

Australia launches state-backed $15m cleantech fund to reach renewable energy target

Australian Federal Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg has announced the launch the Clean Energy Seed Fund (CESF). It will aim to provide seed and angel funding to green energy oriented firms.

Japan: Psychic VR Lab and Planet Table secure funding

Latest in the Japanese startup ecosystem saw Psychic VR Lab secure funding from 6 angel investors while Planet Table closed a $4 million Series B round. Psychic CR Lab closes angel round Virtual reality applications developer Psychic VR Lab has closed a funding round from 6 angel investors. These include… Read more »