Kristie Neo

Senior Writer, Venture Capital & Unicorns​

China’s Meitu to buy 31% stake in gaming firm for $340m

The move will diversify Meitu’s business beyond its hardware unit, which generates most of its revenue.

Entrepreneur First reaches $115m first close of global fund: Report

The venture builder had earlier submitted an SEC filing indicating a target fund size of $255-million. 

SG’s CapBridge seeks to double deals on offer to $2b by 2019-end

The SGX-backed capital raising platform offered $900 million worth of deals to 48 clients in 2018.

Singapore’s BlockPunk raises $1m in SeedPlus-led funding round

The round was joined by SGInnovate, Hustle Fund, Entrepreneur First and Dai Nippon Printing.

Data analytics startup AiSensum raises seed funding from 500 Startups

The startup helps companies identify new revenue streams using their existing data. 

Greystar Real Estate-led China fund secures first close at $450m

Greystar has partnered APG Asset Management, Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors and MIRA Real Estate for the fund that targets rental housing projects in top-tier Chinese markets.

Singapore allocates $74m for SME co-investments in 2019 budget

Temasek Holdings will be a co-investor in the fund, which will be managed by Heliconia Capital Management.

Razer closes digital game store after less than a year

Razer said it is shutting the Razer Game Store on February 28 as part of the company’s realignment plans.

SG’s Circles.Life secures Series C funding led by Sequoia India for expansion to new markets

Circles.Life will launch operations in more than five markets in the next 18 months, investing over $36.8 million (S$50 million) per launch.

SG’s Antler to hit final close of $30m Southeast Asia fund this year

Antler CEO and founder Magnus Grimeland said the fund was oversubscribed, which led the firm to increase the fund size from an initial $15-20 million.