Singapore: SingX raises $4.5m; Y Ventures launches JV with Tocco Toscano

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Remittance firm SingX has raised $4.5 million in a pre-Series A round while Y Ventures Group has launched a joint venture firm.

SingX raises $4.5m pre-Series A

Remittance firm SingX has closed a $4.5 million ($6.3 million) in a pre-Series A round and expanded its online remittance services to Malaysia and Hong Kong. Backers in this round include senior bankers and high net worth individuals from Singapore and Hong Kong.

The company launched its first product in January facilitating cross-border fund transfers from Singapore to India. Based on its current monthly run rate after six months of operations, SingX could achieve an annualised run rate of $100 million.

Atul Garg, SingX’s Principal Founder and CEO says, “SingX’s mission is to continue to make finance simpler and cheaper for individuals and small and medium-sized businesses. The latest funding from our investors will help us scale up our business faster, expand to new geographies and to develop a number of other products to meet the global cross-border payment needs of Singaporeans and their companies.”

Y Ventures Group launches JV with leather brand Toscano

Y Ventures Group, a data analytics driven e-commerce retailer and distributor recently listed on the Singapoe Exchange (SGX), has formed a joint venture (JV) with Toscano Pte. Ltd. for the marketing, distribution and online retail of men’s leather accessories under an online-only private label line, Faire Leather Co.

 Faire Pte Ltd will be overseen by Joseph Lor, the chief executive of Toscano Pte. Ltd. The split of the initial shareholdings in the JV would be 51 per cent and 49 per cent between Y Ventures Group and Toscano respectively.

Y Ventures will help steer the direction and operations of the JV firm through the provision of core actionable data insights, while Toscano will be responsible for the design, branding, procurement of raw materials and production.

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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.

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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. 
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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.