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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

Microsoft in talks to back India’s Oyo

On July 29, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, india, Microsoft, oyo, Softbank

Indian budget hotel chain Oyo may have lost a significant portion of its business to the pandemic, but it is inching closer to finding a new investor: Microsoft. Microsoft is in advanced stages of talks to invest in Oyo, valuing the Indian startup at about $9 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The proposed […]

High-profile entrepreneurs launch $85 million fund to back Indian SaaS startups

On July 28, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, SaaS, TC, Venture Capital, freshworks, india, iSpirt, nasscom

Four high-profile Indian entrepreneurs who are among those who kickstarted India’s SaaS journey, building and helping startups scale and win customers globally and also backed about 100 such firms, are ready for their next phase of participation in the country’s startup ecosystem. The group — Girish Mathrubootham of Freshworks, Manav Garg of Eka Corporation, Shubham […]

Indian automobile marketplace Droom valued at $1.2 billion in pre-IPO funding

On July 28, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Droom, india, lightbox, Toyota

An online marketplace for automobiles has become the latest Indian startup to attain the coveted unicorn status. Gurgaon-headquartered Droom said on Wednesday it is raising up to $200 million in what it described as a pre-IPO growth funding round. The new investment, part of which has been secured, valued the seven-year-old startup at $1.2 billion, […]

Edtech’s venture-backed globalization pauses at China

On July 27, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Natasha Mascarenhas
Categories: Asia, Education, Policy, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, applyboard, byju's, China, deborah quazzo, EC East Asia, EC Edtech, EC Indian Subcontinent, EC News Analysis, edtech, GSV Ventures, ian chiu, india, Jan Lynn-Matern, Jennifer Carolan, learn capital, Owl Ventures, Tencent, tutoring, vipkid

Edtech investors are increasingly going global, but regulatory crackdowns in China, which instructed K-12 tutoring startups to go nonprofit, have led to a chill among check-writers in the country.

Tencent’s WeChat suspends new user registration in China to comply with ‘relevant laws and regulations’

On July 27, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Government, Social, China, didi, Tencent, WeChat

Tencent’s WeChat said on Tuesday it is temporarily suspending registration of new users in China as it works to comply with “relevant laws and regulations,” the latest Chinese firm to face regulatory scrutiny in the world’s largest internet market. In a social media post, Tencent said it is “upgrading” its security technology to align with […]

India’s ShareChat valued at $2.88 billion in $145 million fundraise

On July 27, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Social, James McIntyre, sharechat, temasek

Indian social media platform ShareChat said on Tuesday it has raised an additional $145 million and is now valued at nearly $3 billion, less than three months after it secured $502 million at a valuation of $2.1 billion. Temasek and Moore Strategic Ventures led the new tranche of investment while Mirae-Naver Asia Growth fund participated in […]

Nium crosses $1B valuation with $200M Riverwood Capital-led round

On July 27, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Christine Hall
Categories: Asia, Enterprise, Funding, Payments, Recent Funding, TC, Venture Capital, api, arjun sethi, Atinum Capital, beacon venture capital, Dwolla, Gokul Rajaram, mobile payments, Nium, online payments, PayStand, Prajit Nanu, riverwood capital, Singapore, temasek, Vertex Ventures, visa

Nium’s new round adds fuel to a fire shared by a number of companies all going after a global B2B payments market valued at $120 trillion annually.

Amazon-backed Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm raises $71 million

On July 26, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Accel, Amazon, india

MyGlamm, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand in India that sells most of its products through its own website, app and retail touch points, said on Monday it has raised $71.3 million in a financing round as the Mumbai-headquartered firm looks to scale its business across the South Asian market. The startup had raised $23.5 million in […]

Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years

On July 25, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Ram Iyer
Categories: Asia, Column, eCommerce, Food, Logistics, Startups, China, coca-cola, EC East Asia, EC Ecommerce and D2C, EC Food Climate and Sustainability, EC Manufacturing and Supply Chain, food and beverage, Shein

The bottled beverage industry wasn’t what Genki Forest’s founder, Binsen Tang, initially set out to tackle. The company aims to reach $1.2 billion this year.

China roundup: Kai-Fu Lee’s first Europe bet, WeRide buys a truck startup

On July 24, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, TC, apple inc, artificial intelligence, carnegie mellon, China, DST Global, Europe, general atlantic, ggv capital, IDG Capital, Kai-fu Lee, Megvii, paris, perception, self-driving technology, SenseTime, sequoia china, Shein, shenzhen, SIG China, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, Sweden, weride, Xiaomi

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Despite the geopolitical headwinds for foreign tech firms to enter China, many companies, especially those that find a dependable partner, are still forging ahead. For this […]

China’s expected edtech clampdown may chill a key startup sector

On July 23, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Alex Wilhelm
Categories: Asia, Education, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, ant group, China, EC Edtech, EC Newsletter, edtech, online tutoring, The Exchange, zomato

When it comes to control, the Chinese government doesn't mind wiping out a few dozen billion dollars in market cap here and there. That's not a great system.

Food delivery firm Zomato surges 65% in key India debut

On July 23, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Food, india, Mobikwik, Paytm, PolicyBazaar, Swiggy, zomato

Shares in Zomato, a Gurgaon-based food delivery company and first of India’s consumer tech startups to go public, closed up 65% in its debut day of trading in Mumbai, delivering a key insight into the appetite investors have for the world’s second largest internet market’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. Zomato’s shares traded all day above the […]

India considering phased roll out of central bank digital currency

On July 22, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Cryptocurrency, Government, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, india

India’s central bank is considering launching a digital currency, according to a top executive, giving a clear indication of its intentions for the first time after previously stating that it was studying the idea. T Rabi Sankar, the deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India, said at a conference today that the central bank is […]

India’s BlackBuck valued at $1 billion in $67 million fundraise

On July 22, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Logistics, Recent Funding, Startups, blackbuck, IFC Emerging Asia Fund, india, Tribe Capital, VEF

India’s trucking system has a big inefficiency problem that continues to drag the economy. BlackBuck, one of the handful of startups that is digitizing the freight and logistics across India, has just attained unicorn status after securing new funds. Tribe Capital, IFC Emerging Asia Fund and VEF led the $67 million Series E financing round […]

Byju’s acquires reading platform Epic for $500 million in US expansion push

On July 21, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Fundings & Exits, M&A, TC, Byju Raveendran, byju's, epic, india

Byju’s said on Wednesday it has acquired California-headquartered reading platform Epic for $500 million, the latest in a series of moves from India’s most valuable startup as it deepens its footprint in the U.S. market. The deal involves both cash and stock, and Epic founders Kevin Donahue and Suren Markosian will continue to run the […]

China roundup: What’s going on with China’s data security clampdown?

On July 20, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, TC, alibaba, alibaba group, alipay, ant group, Beijing, bytedance, China, didi, food delivery, jack ma, Meituan, saic motor, smart car, Tencent, the wall street journal, tiktok

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. A tectonic shift is underway in how Beijing regulates and accesses the troves of citizen data collected by its tech giants. More details of China’s new […]

Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $1.25 billion led by SoftBank and Prosus

On July 20, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Food, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, food delivery, Prosus Ventures, Softbank, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Swiggy, zomato

It took SoftBank several years, but the Japanese investment giant is now ready to bet on India’s food delivery market. Swiggy said on Tuesday it has closed a $1.25 billion financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Prosus. The new financing round, a Series J, includes the $800 million investment the Bangalore-based startup […]

YouTube acquires Indian social commerce startup Simsim

On July 20, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, M&A, Social, Good Capital, Google, india, Simsim, social commerce, YouTube

YouTube has acquired social commerce startup Simsim, the Google-owned firm said on Tuesday. Neither of the firms disclosed the terms of the deal, but two people with knowledge of the matter told TechCrunch the Indian startup was valued at more than $70 million. Two-year-old Simsim had raised about $17 million prior to today’s announcement and […]

India’s GlobalBees raises $150 million to build Thrasio-like house of brands

On July 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, GlobalBees, india, lightspeed, Softbank, thrasio

The universe of Indian firms attempting to replicate Thrasio’s success in the world’s second-largest internet market just got bigger. Three-month-old GlobalBees said on Monday it has raised $150 million in a Series A financing round led by FirstCry. Lightspeed Venture Partners also invested in the new financing round, which is $75 million in equity and […]

Blackstone acquires majority stake in Simplilearn for $250 million

On July 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Fundings & Exits, M&A, Blackstone, edtech, india, simplilearn

Blackstone is acquiring a majority stake in Bangalore and San Francisco-headquartered edtech startup Simplilearn for $250 million. Simplilearn operates an eponymous online bootcamp to help people learn data science, AI, machine learning, cloud computing and other skills that are in demand in the market. The startup has partnerships with several universities and colleges, including IIT […]

 

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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