Startup Digest: Brunei’s Memori, Malaysia’s Medplanner, Kazakh Clockster bag funds

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Brunei-based legacy planning startup Memori, Malaysia’s clinical communications platform Medplanner and Kazakhstan-based Clockster have raised funds to fuel their expansion plans.

Brunei’s Memori gets $100k seed fund from 113 ventures

Memori, a Brunei-based legacy planning startup, has raised BND158,000 ($100,000) in a seed investment round from 113 Venture Growth Fund, which has backed firms like Facebook and Alibaba Group. The financing was raised ahead of Memori’s scheduled platform launch next month.

The startup aims to help manage services like securing wills, buying insurance policies, arranging funerals, memorial services and will enable users to safely store their digital assets.

“We’re looking to simplify and make the whole process of preparing for one’s death an affordable thing. Death is such a universal matter but ironically expensive and difficult to navigate,” said Queenie Chong, CEO and co-founder of Memori.

With the funding, Memori seeks to grow in countries like Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia, where an estimated 33 million adults do not have wills.

Malaysia’s Medplanner raises $240k via crowdfunding

Malaysia-based Medplanner, a clinical communication app, has raised RM1 million ($240,000) through equity crowdfunding platform, Ata Plus, according to e27. Founded in 2017, Medplanner facilitates collaboration across clinicians throughout the world. Its platform allows clinicians to overcome problems by discussing patient’s cases.

Kazakhstan’s Clockster raises seed funding for SEA expansion

Kazakhstan-based Clockster, an employee management platform, has raised seed funding from ABC-I2BF Seed Fund, Olzhas Zhiyenkulov, CEO of Paladigm Capital and one of its founders, e27 reported.

Clockster will use the funding for business expansion across the Southeast Asia market. Clockster is looking to enter the SE Asian market with the Philippines, followed by Malaysia and Singapore.

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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.

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.