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eleva8or introducer engine helps Startups and Investors come together efficiently

For Startups, eleva8or helps them to prepare for due-diligence to attract capital from savvy investors around the globe

For Investors, eleva8or helps to provide exposure to new and emerging tech startups that fit their investment profiles

eleva8or is not crowdfunding, typically one or two Investors participate in deals

eleva8or also assists with cross-border market discovery and entry, with connections to soft-landing programs

More details about what we offer here

STARTUPS

REGISTER Complete a basic profile in 3 easy steps •  Create an account •  Enter your company profile •  Answer background questions FIND INVESTORS Search for Investor(s) across key criteria •  Matching is based on geographical focus, funding amount,
    industry, and stage
•  Top 3 matches are previewed, contact us to see the
    remaining matches
CONNECT WITH INVESTORS eleva8or facilitates the communication process •  We counsel your Startup to become “investor-ready” •  We introduce you to your matching Investor(s) DEAL ARRANGEMENT Founder(s) pitch to Investor(s) •  We faciliate the pitch by working with Startup
    to help pitch your deal properly
•  Startup required to pitch to Investor(s) directly
SUCCESS Deal Closing •  We earn our equity stake upon closing •  We assist Startup in new business entity formation
    where required by Investor(s)

INVESTORS

WRITE UP PROFILE Complete a basic profile in 2 easy steps •  Create an account •  Enter your investor profile and investment preferences FIND STARTUPS Search Startups across key criteria •  Matching based on geographical focus, funding amount,
    industry and funding stage
•  Displayed in order of match strength
CONNECT WITH STARTUPS eleva8or facilitates the comunication process •  We communicate with you to discuss the startups you matched
    and provide additional details
•  We proceed to introduce you to the Founder(s) you wish to meet
DEAL ARRANGEMENT Investor connects to Startup/Founder(s) •  We typically work with the Startup/Founder(s) to facilitate
    the discussions
•  Startup makes their pitch to you directly
SUCCESS Deal Closing •  We typically have an equity stake in the Startup •  Where required we facilitate creating a SPV for investment

Stripe acquires Recko, its first acquisition in India, to add reconciliation to its payment services stack

On October 20, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Ingrid Lunden
Categories: Asia, Finance, accounting, payments, stripe

Stripe, the outsized fintech out of San Francisco that is valued at $95 billion, is making another acquisition to expand the services it offers alongside its core payments product. The company is acquiring Recko, which has built a platform that lets businesses track and automate payments reconciliation, covering both outgoing and incoming payments and the […]

Indian fintech CRED valued at $4 billion following $251 million fundraise

On October 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Cred, falcon edge capital, india, Kunal Shah, tiger global

Indian fintech CRED said on Tuesday it has raised $251 million in a new financing round, its third funding this year, at a valuation of $4.01 billion. Existing investors Tiger Global and Falcon Edge Capital co-led the three year-old Bangalore-based startup’s Series E financing round. Marshall Wace and Steadfast also participated — and so did […]

Apple removes a popular Quran app in China after request from local regulators

On October 15, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, TC, Apple, China

Apple has removed Quran Majeed, a popular app for reading the Islamic religious text and other prayer-related information, in China, in compliance with Chinese government requests, according to a report by BBC. The move comes as part of a bigger shift in the country to crack down on foreign content, or simply making it harder […]

What we can learn from China’s mobile gaming economy

On October 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Ram Iyer
Categories: Apps, Asia, Column, Gaming, TC, bytedance, China, EC Column, EC Consumer Applications, EC East Asia, ec gaming, Kabam, Kuaishou, Roblox, supercell, Tencent

Last year was a big one for China’s mobile scene as app publishers found new audiences and explored new advertising channels, many of which are here to stay.

Microsoft to pull LinkedIn from Chinese market

On October 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Alex Wilhelm
Categories: Asia, Media, Social, China, LinkedIn, Microsoft

American technology giant Microsoft announced today that it will pull its professional social network LinkedIn from the Chinese market later this year. Microsoft purchased LinkedIn for more than $26 billion back in 2016. The news comes amidst a flurry of regulatory changes in the Asian nation, as well as rising tensions between the company and […]

SoftBank-backed travel tech startup Yanolja acquires Korean e-commerce company Interpark 

On October 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Cloud, M&A, Startups, TC, digital transformation, south korea, Southeast Asia, travel tech, Yanolja

South Korean travel tech startup Yanolja has acquired a 70% stake in a listed South Korean e-commerce pioneer, Interpark, for about $250 million.  The company plans to use the acquisition to make further inroads into the overseas tourism industry. Interpark offers online travel booking services and international shipping to more than 230 countries, and targets […]

Singapore-based insurtech startup Surer nabs seed round to bolster its product development

On October 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, Fintech, insurtech, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Surer

There is an imbalance between demand and supply of general insurance due to the tedious workflow and processes that insurance intermediaries and insurance companies face.  Singaporean insurtech company Surer, which automates the workflow and processes via a cloud-based platform, helps insurance intermediaries get rapid access to insurance quotations and insurers to distribute their products more efficiently. […]

India’s CarDekho becomes unicorn with $250 million fundraise

On October 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Automotive, eCommerce, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, CarDekho, india, LeapFrog Investments

CarDekho, an Indian search and e-commerce platform for new and used cars, has become the latest startup in the world’s second-largest market to reach the unicorn status. The 14-year-old startup said on Wednesday it has raised $250 million — $200 million in equity and $50 million in debt — in its Series E financing round. […]

Emerging markets lender Lendable seeks $100M to fund fintech companies

On October 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Tage Kene-Okafor
Categories: Africa, Asia, Funding, Online lending, Payments, TC, africa, credit, economy, emerging markets, financial services, Lendable, lending

Emerging markets fintech financier Lendable is targeting to raise a $100 million fund to invest in African and Asian fintech companies, the firm said in an emailed statement today. In March, the firm said it planned to raise funds between $120 million to $180 million to give new loans to fintechs so they could then provide […]

India’s MX Player tops 1 billion downloads

On October 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Amazon Prime Video, india, mx player, Netflix, Times Internet

MX Player, the popular on-demand video streaming service, has passed 1 billion downloads, joining a very small but high-profile list of apps globally to achieve this milestone. The firm, owned by Indian conglomerate Times Internet, is the first from the world’s second-largest market to make it to the group. The app, which began its journey […]

Google and Temasek back Indian neobank Open in $100 million funding

On October 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, TC, india, neobank, open, temasek

Google has invested in Bangalore-based Open, becoming the latest high-profile investor to back a neobanking platform. Open said on Tuesday it has raised $100 million in a Series C financing round. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek led the round, and Google and Japan’s SBI Investment (not to be confused with India’s SBI bank) as well […]

Indian fintech CRED seeks funds at $5.5 billion valuation

On October 11, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Cred, falcon edge capital, india, tiger global

CRED has begun to engage with investors to raise money at a valuation of $5.5 billion as the Indian fintech startup eyes international expansion and inorganic growth, a source familiar with the matter told me. The startup has received a number of inbound requests from investors and has also held talks with some in recent […]

The future of China’s work culture

On October 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Danny Crichton
Categories: Asia, Column, Government, Labor, Policy, bytedance, China, Huawei, human resources, tiktok

China’s regulators appear to be sending a message to employers and employees alike that the rules that define their relationship must change.

Tiger Global in talks to lead over $100M investment in India’s Slice

On October 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Fintech, india, slice, tiger global

A number of high-profile investors are chasing to invest in Slice, a fintech startup that is attempting to expand the market for credit cards in India. Tiger Global is in advanced stages of talks to lead a round of over $100 million in the Bangalore-based startup, sources familiar with the matter told me. A number […]

SoftBank-backed Korean edtech startup Riiid acquires Langoo, expands in Japan  

On October 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Education, M&A, Startups, TC, edtech, Japan, Langoo, Riiid, south korea

Riiid, a South Korea-headquartered AI-powered edtech company, acquired its Japanese distribution partner Langoo to expand its Japan footprint.  The acquisition comes after the company’s latest $175 million Series D round from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 in May. Riiid has said it will continue to fuel its global expansion with the funding.  Langoo, Riiid’s partner in […]

Indian cloud kitchen startup Rebel Foods valued at $1.4 billion in $175 million fundraise

On October 7, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Food, Funding, TC, india, Rebel Foods, Swiggy, zomato

Rebel Foods, which operates a large network of dark kitchens in nearly a dozen markets, is the latest Indian startup to attain unicorn status. The 10-year-old Indian startup said on Thursday it has raised $175 million in its Series F financing round that valued it at $1.4 billion, up from about $800 million last year. […]

Japanese healthcare startup Bisu raises $3.2M seed round to launch its lab-on-a-chip product

On October 7, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Biotech, Funding, Health, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Bisu, Japan, lab on a chip, quad, telehealth

The adoption of telehealth services has boomed in the pandemic — with usage up 38-fold since January 2020, according to a report by McKinsey. While a lot of the attention has been on companies that are building the communications layer between consumers and clinicians, there are also a wave of companies building devices to expand […]

a16z backs CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

On October 6, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Cryptocurrency, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, a16z, Coinbase Ventures, Coinswitch Kuber, Crypto Economy, cryptocurrency, india, Paradigm, Sequoia Capital India, tiger global

Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures have minted a new unicorn in India: CoinSwitch Kuber. The two firms have co-led a $260 million investment in the Bangalore-based cryptocurrency trading startup, valuing the young firm at $1.9 billion, they said on Tuesday. This is a16z’s first investment in India. TechCrunch reported last month — twice — that […]

Autify advances no-code AI-powered software testing automation platform with $10M Series A

On October 6, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Autify, Japan, low-code, low-code platforms, no-code software, software development, United States, World Innovation Lab

While working as a software engineer in Japan, Singapore and San Francisco for the past 10 years, Ryo Chikazawa, CEO and co-founder of Autify, came to realize that there’s one common problem in the software development industry; software testing takes excessive time. Chikazawa and co-founder Sam Yamashita started Autify in 2016 in San Francisco to […]

SmartRyde, a Japanese online platform for airport transfers, spurs global expansion with Series A

On October 6, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Transportation, Angel Bridge, Japan, SmartRyde

SmartRyde, a Japanese online pre-booked airport transfers service platform, is a marketplace that connects travelers to local transportation operators/online travel agencies (OTAs). Sota Kimura, co-founder and CEO of SmartRyde, founded SmartRyde in 2017 after he experienced trouble getting a taxi from the airport to the hotel when he traveled abroad, Kimura told TechCrunch. SmartRyde, which […]

 

[Currently in BETA mode]

 

عربي

eleva8or introducer engine helps Startups and Investors come together efficiently

For Startups, eleva8or helps them to prepare for due-diligence to attract capital from savvy investors around the globe

For Investors, eleva8or helps to provide exposure to new and emerging tech startups that fit their investment profiles

eleva8or is not crowdfunding, typically one or two Investors participate in deals

eleva8or also assists with cross-border market discovery and entry, with connections to soft-landing programs

 

More details about what we offer here