StanChart CEO says looking at all options for Indonesia’s Bank Permata

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In an interview with CNBC International, Standard Charted Bank Group CEO Bill Winters talks on the lender’s turnaround strategy, digital banking investments, China’s Belt-Road initiative and its options for Bank Permata, among others.

Indian VC Iron Pillar says 2019 deal pipeline looks good, aims to close 2 deals soon

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Iron Pillar, which recently closed its $90-million maiden fund, is gearing up to close two deals by year-end. Subsequently, it plans to invest in at least one company every quarter.


More Indonesian VCs to launch seed funds to fill new gap, says Venturra’s Pramana

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Venturra partner Raditya Pramana said, the funding crunch at the seed level was a result of existing VCs launching larger funds in an attempt to move up the value chain.


Generating predictive data is big but challenging business for Ratan Tata-backed Crayon Data

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Founded in 2012, the Singapore-based Crayon Data has an AI algorithm which analyses consumer data to acquire customers for clients like Emirates Airlines, regional banks and hotels.


VinaCapital Ventures bets on logistics, fintech and digital media

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The newly-launched $100-million tech-focused fund will invest in Vietnamese companies with proven revenue streams, especially those with concepts that can be scaled up to a regional or global level.


Listing certainly a possibility but not the only option, says BT Ng, ARA

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Ng Beng Tiong, CEO, ARA Private Funds & Assistant Group CEO, ARA Group, is of the view that the firm should look at another 1-2 years before revisiting the question of listing.


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.


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.