SEA Digest: Zuellig buys Klinify; Patamar, Cradle Seed Ventures back Supahands

Doctor in a clinic.

Zuellig Pharma, one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia, has acquired Singapore-based healthtech startup Klinify while AI-based outsourcing provider Supahands raised an undisclosed amount of series A funding led by Patamar Capital.

Zuellig Pharma acquires Singapore-based healthcare startup

Healthcare services provider Zuellig Pharma has acquired Singapore-based healthtech startup Klinify to enable  doctors streamline their workflows, according to an announcement.

Klinify is a cloud-based digital medical assistant used by over 800 doctors in Malaysia to manage their clinics more efficiently.

“Utilising innovative technology can drive efficiencies to provide better access to healthcare. Klinify helps doctors deliver better care and business through the efficient digitisation of medical information,” said Maarten Kelder, SVP Strategy and Corporate Development at Zuellig Pharma.

Zuellig Pharma is building a digital platform to connect the healthcare ecosystem in Asia. Zuellig Pharma is one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia. The company was started almost a hundred years ago and has grown to become a $13 billion business covering 13 markets with over 10,000 employees. 

Supahands bags Series A investment from Patamar Capital, Cradle Seed Ventures

Supahands, an AI-based outsourcing provider,  has raised an undisclosed amount of series A funding led by South and Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm Patamar Capital, the company said in a statement on Monday.

A venture capital arm of Malaysia-based Cradle Fund, Cradle Seed Ventures, also participated in the funding round.

The new investment will be used for the company’s expansion in the Asia Pacific.

Founded in 2014 in Malaysia, Supahands connects clients using its AI-machine learning with the workers in several countries in Southeast Asia.

The company previously secured seed funding from 500 Startups, Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, as well as Cradle Seed Ventures.

Supahands appointed two new board members into its company, Shuyin Tang, a partner at Patamar Capital, and Nor Azah Razali, a senior advisor and former partner, and managing director at Boston Consulting Group.

 

Singapore Reporter/s

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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.