SG Digest: Blue Planet buys UK e-waste firm; Diamond marketplace Luxiee fundraise

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Blue Planet has acquired UK-based e-waste tech firm Smart Creative Technologies while diamond marketplace Luxiee has raised six-figure funding from Redbull Logistics vice-chairman.

Blue Planet acquires British e-waste firm Smart Creative

Blue Planet Environmental Solutions Pte. Ltd, Singapore-based integrated waste management company, has acquired British electronic waste technology firm Smart Creative Technologies Ltd for an undisclosed sum, according to an announcement.

With this acquisition, Blue Planet has expanded its technological capability and will be able to provide a sustainable solution to handle e-waste, which is currently the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

“Blue Planet’s foray into the e-waste market is another step towards its aspiration to develop scalable technologies across a wide variety of waste streams that can be customized based on local requirements in the region,” the company said in the statement.

Blue Planet Environmental Solutions has assembled a team of experts to lead its growth and has strategically acquired solutions which enable it to provide the collection, transportation, segregation, processing, and treatment of waste.

Meanwhile,  Liverpool-headquartered Smart Creative Technologies has developed a proprietary, innovative method to extract resources that have traditionally been lost in inefficient, inherently toxic and outdated processing methods.

Luxiee raises seed funding led by Redbull Logistics vice-chairman

Luxiee, a diamond marketplace, has raised a six-figure seed funding round led by Kewee Kho, vice-chairman, Redbull Logistics, the company said in a statement.

Luxiee offers Gemological Institute of America-certified diamonds, connecting consumers to their direct suppliers.  The platform also shows suppliers of the diamonds and where it was sourced.

The funding proceeds will be allocated for marketing, public relations, branding, and to develop its team.

 

 

 

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.