Thailand's aCommerce raises over $10m from KKR, others

Thailand's aCommerce raises over $10m from KKR, others

aCommerce founder and group CEO Paul Srivorakul

aCommerce, a Bangkok-based startup that helps brands such as Samsung, L’Oreal and Unilever sell their products online across Southeast Asia, has raised more than $10 million from existing investors including KKR & Co.

KKR’s Emerald Media, investment house Blue Sky, DKSH Holding AG and an arm of Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas also took part in the company’s latest funding round, intended to drive the startup’s expansion and help it reach profitability by early 2020. That in turn paves the way for an initial public offering in two to three years, Chief Executive Officer Paul Srivorakul said. The six-year-old firm plans to raise another $5 million by the end of this year as part of an extended Series B or early-stage funding round, he added.

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