Asean Dealbook: Plizz raises seed funding; GDP nabs $1m from angel investors

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In a recent tech startups deals, Thailand-based legal tech platform Plizz has raised a seed round from SG-based VC firm REAPRA, while Global Digital Payments has nabbed $1 million in seed funding from angel investors.

Thailand’s Plizz raises seed funding from REAPRA

Thailand-based accounting and legal tech platform Plizz has raised $300,000 in a seed funding round from Singapore-based venture capital firm REAPRA, e27 reported.

The funding round follows an angel financing of $200,000.

The Plizz platform offers online accounting, company registration, visa and work permit services to small and medium scale companies in Thailand.

Global Digital Payments bags $1m in seed funding

Singapore-based Global Digital Payments (GDP) has raised $1 million in a seed funding round from angel investors, according to a Techinasia report.

It is currently building a cross-border P2P lending platform, PezzaPay, and P2P financing platform that connects SME with investors called PezzaLoan.

PezzaLoan is in early testing stages with SMEs in Taiwan.

The startup, which is targeting to raise its Series A round next year, has been investing in securing compliance permits having applied for seven licenses including e-money, crypto service, and money service operation.

GDP, which has offices in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and Estonia, is looking to expand into Hong Kong and China in the near future.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.