Ping An’s Global Voyager Fund looks to deploy another $100m by 2018-end

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The $1b fund was launched in May 2017 with a mandate to invest in fintech & healthtech businesses outside China.

Ping An chief innovation officer Jonathan Larsen

Interoperability will increase access for digital payments: MobiKwik’s Upasana Taku

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MobiKwik recently acquired mutual funds advisory platform Clearfunds to widen the scope of financial services offered on its portal


Lack of high-quality startups contributes to Series B crunch, says Latitude Venture Partners’ YC Ng

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Latitude Venture Partners is the newly-formed VC arm of Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas.


Acquisitions, financial services next stops for this profitable unicorn

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PropertyGuru, which is already cash flow positive, is now completing a full year of profitable operations.


VCs can’t do both B2C and B2B deals, says SG-based Tin Men Capital

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Tin Men Capital launched its maiden $100-million fund last month, targeting pre-Series A deals in B2B tech in SE Asia.


Indonesian VC Ideosource seeks to raise $15m fund to invest in local films

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For Ideosource, its investment in films comes after the full deployment of its $15-million tech fund, through which it invested in 27 early-stage tech startups, including aCommerce, Orori, e-Fishery, and Bhinneka.


ST Engineering Ventures eyes China market, plans presence in US, Israel

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ST Engineering Ventures plans to set up tech centres in the US and Israel in 2019. The CVC also sees itself as the conduit between startups and end-customers, especially in the B2B and B2G space, where some buy-in from larger institutional players is needed. 


Funding crunch in Indian realty may worsen in short term, says Xander’s Rohan Sikri

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NBFCs slowing down will have a rippling effect on funding of projects. We are likely to see defaults and delays in repayments. Asset takeovers and workouts are imminent, so the industry should be prepared, he says.


Gender funding gap not pipeline but a capital access problem, says TBDF’s Sarah Chen

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The Billion Dollar Fund for Women hopes to spark a conversation among larger funds including institutional investors, pension funds and family offices to look at investing in women-led businesses. 


With tech, we can bring healthcare closer to people: HealthXCapital’s Seemant Jauhari

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The Singapore-based healthcare fund is side-stepping the cash burners like genomics and biopharma to focus on devices, diagnostics and digital health.