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

Singapore: Strawberry Star acquires London development, lists investment vehicle

Strawberry Star Group has acquired a mixed-used development in London and listed an investment vehicle on TISE.


APAC Digest: Jocoos & Airtasker secure funding; 500 Startups, Huobi Labs partner

Jocoos and Airtasker secure funding while 500 Startups has partnered Huobi Labs.


APAC Digest: Kidaptive closes $19.1m Series C; Everproof raises $1m+ seed round

Kidaptive closes a $19.1 million Series C and Australia’s Everproof closes a seed round.


GREE VR Capital rebrands as GFR Fund, launches $18m AR/VR vehicle

The venture capital firm, which has invested in startups as VRChat, Sliver.tv and Littlstar, has rebranded itself as GFR Fund. It also plans to launch a second fund later this year.


APAC Digest: inBay Technologies and BFMe close pre-Series A rounds

Japan’s Global Alliance Inc has backed inBay’s pre-Series A round while BFMe has closed a pre-Series A financing round. 


Singapore: NRF, Temasek to commit $75m for IP commercialisation

Both have set up a JV that will invest in startups with commercially viable business models


SG Realty: IndoAgri acquires sugar mill; CEREIT buys Italy office asset

IndoAgri has acquired a stake in a Brazilian sugar mill while CEREIT has acquired an Italian office property in the city of Florence.


APAC Digest: Tokyo’s JustInCase and Melbourne startup Honee close funding

Tokyo-based JustInCase and Australian startup Honee have announced the close of funding rounds. JustInCase closes seed round backed by 500 Startups Japan Tokyo-based insurance tech startup JustInCase has raised additional seed funding from 500 Startups Japan and Naoki Aoyagi, the former CFO of Japanese internet major Gree. He is currently the CEO… Read more »


Singapore: Frasers Property expands European footprint with $354m deal

The transaction will deepen Frasers Property’s management bench strength in Europe and add a team in Cologne


Singapore’s MindChamps in JV with HK-listed CFCG for $200m China push

This entity will facilitate the operation, training, upgrading of the newly established or acquired preschools.