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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

Fintech founder Ashneer Grover takes a leave of absence after reports of questionable conduct

On January 19, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Ashneer Grover, BharatPe, india, Paytm, Sequoia Capital India

Ashneer Grover, the public face of BharatPe, the unicorn fintech startup he co-founded, is taking a leave of absence from work for two months after serious questions have been raised about his conduct. The startup, valued at $2.85 billion and backed by Tiger Global and Ribbit Capital, said on Wednesday its board members had agreed […]

ByteDance reorganizes strategic investment team, causes panic

On January 19, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Government, Personnel, Social, alibaba, Baidu, bytedance, China, JD.com, pinduoduo, Softbank, SoftBank Group, Tencent, tiktok

What a roller coaster day for China’s tech industry. TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has dissolved its strategic investment team, sending worrying messages to other internet giants that have expanded aggressively by investing in other companies. At the beginning of this year, ByteDance reviewed its “businesses’ needs” and decided to “reduce investments in areas that are […]

Ancient8 secures $4M in seed to democratize social and financial access in the metaverse

On January 19, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Cryptocurrency, Funding, Gaming, Startups, TC, blockchains, metaverse, play-to-earn, Southeast Asia, vietnam

Ancient8, Vietnam’s blockchain gaming guild, develops a community and software platform to enable everyone to play P2E (play-to-earn) games and build the metaverse while earning rewards. “We lend our P2E game assets to the scholars, or guild players, so they can play P2E games and enable them to earn rewards. Vietnam has a monthly average […]

Sequoia Capital India looks to double down on commerce startup Bikayi

On January 19, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, DotPe, Dukaan, ElasticRun, Jumbotail, Khatabook, Sequoia Capital India, tiger global

Bikayi is in talks to raise about $50 million in a new financing round, four people familiar with the matter told me, as the Indian startup looks to scale its platform that helps small businesses set up and run their e-commerce stores. Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital India are holding conversations with the Indian startup […]

Shopify and China’s JD.com team up to capture cross-border sellers

On January 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, alibaba, Amazon, China, e-commerce, JD.com, online retailer, online shopping, retailers, Seattle, Shopify

Two of the world’s largest e-commerce players are joining joined hands. Major Chinese online retailer JD.com has formed a strategic partnership with Ottawa-based Shopify to help global brands tap China’s enormous appetite for imported goods, as well as help Chinese merchants sell overseas. The news is turning heads in China’s cross-border e-commerce community. The first […]

China’s digital yuan wallet now has 260 million individual users

On January 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Finance, alibaba, alibaba group, alipay, Bank, China, digital currency, economy, money, mybank, online payments, People's Bank of China, shenzhen, WeBank, WeChat Pay, yuan

One of the fastest-growing apps in China right now, by installs, is the central bank’s digital yuan wallet: 261 million individual users (as opposed to enterprises), about one-fifth of the population, have set up e-CNY wallets so far, and 87.5 billion yuan ($13.78 billion) worth of transactions has been made using the digital fiat currency, […]

South Korean HR automation platform flex raises $32M Series B at a $287M valuation

On January 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Funding, SaaS, Startups, TC, Flex, human resources, human resources management, south korea

South Korea-based human resources management platform flex announced today it has closed a $32 million Series B round at a valuation of $287 million. The latest funding, which brings its total raised to $42 million, was led by Greenoaks, with participation from DST Global Partners.   The startup’s mission is to enable corporations to automate and […]

India’s Arya raises $60 million to provide farmers with finance and post-harvest services

On January 17, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, india, Lightrock India, Quona Capital

Indian agritech startup Arya, which reaches hundreds of thousands of farmers in the South Asian market and helps them store and sell their produce and secure credit, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as it enters a new phase of growth. Asia Impact SA, Lightrock India and Quona Capital co-led the $46 […]

INDmoney raises $75M for its super finance app in India

On January 17, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, Payments, dragoneer, Steadview Capital, tiger global

Indian startup INDmoney has raised $75 million in a new round as it attempts to build a super finance app to become a “one-stop shop” for people’s investments and expenses, a top executive said on Monday. Tiger Global, Steadview Capital, and Dragoneer co-led the startup’s $75 million Series D funding, said Ashish Kashyap, founder and […]

AI chip designer Moffett AI raises ‘tens of millions of dollars’ in Series A round

On January 17, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Funding, Hardware, artificial intelligence, Beijing, california, carnegie mellon university, China, chip design, computing, Foxconn, Huawei, Intel, Kneron, manufacturing, neural network, oracle, Qualcomm, semiconductor, shanghai, shenzhen, Silicon Valley, TSMC

China’s call to foster semiconductor independence has sent investors chasing after chip startups of all sorts. Moffett AI, a Shenzhen-based chip design company, has received a fresh Series A injection. The company did not disclose the exact amount, only saying that the proceeds were in the “several tens of millions of dollars.” The round was […]

Animoca, Galaxy Interactive and Polygon back gaming firm nCore in web3 push

On January 17, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Gaming, Mobile, Animoca Brands, Galaxy Interactive, Polygon

nCore Games has raised $10 million in a new financing round as the top Indian gaming firm gears up to launch web3 offerings, its top executives said Monday. Animoca Brands and Galaxy Interactive, two high-profile investors in the crypto space, led the funding. Polygon, a popular layer 2 Ethereum scaling solution, and Hyperedge Capital also […]

EVage raises $28M to be a driving force in India’s commercial EV revolution

On January 14, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rebecca Bellan
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Logistics, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Transportation, electric delivery vehicles, electric vehicles, evage, india, redblue capital, startup

A congruence of factors in India — notably, climate change policies, fuel costs and skyrocketing demand for e-commerce — has set up ideal conditions for startups like all-electric commercial vehicle startup EVage. The startup already has five EV trucks on the road for a range of e-commerce customers, including Amazon India’s Delivery Service Partner, with […]

Turnip raises $12.5 million for its mobile-first gaming community platform

On January 13, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Gaming, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Elevation Capital, Greenoaks Capital

Turnip, an Indian startup that is building a mobile-first gaming community platform, has raised $12.5 million in a new financing round to deepen its footprint in India and dozens of other countries and dabble with web3 as it looks to broaden its product offerings. Greenoaks and Elevation Capital co-led the one-and-a-half-year-old startup’s Series A round. […]

India’s LEAD School becomes unicorn with fresh $100M in funding

On January 13, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Funding, GSV Ventures, india, LEAD School, WestBridge Capital

Despite the recent boom of consumer-focused education learning platforms in India, the vast majority of students in the South Asian nation remain unserved. The existing B2C offerings are expensive for most of the students and are heavily skewed towards those in high school preparing for competitive exams. LEAD School, a nine-year-old startup, is addressing this […]

Web3Auth secures $13M from Sequoia India to simplify crypto onboarding and authentication

On January 12, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, crypto wallet, cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, Sequoia Capital India, Singapore, Southeast Asia, torus, web3, Web3Auth

Web3 is seen as the future of the internet because it allows people to control their own data and digital assets, but crypto developers have been learning from the past when it comes to onboarding new users. The current state of crypto onboarding is unwieldy and unnecessarily prolonged due to the seed phrase, a series […]

India’s Refyne raises $82 million to help workers get faster access to wages

On January 12, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, DST Global, earned wage access, india, Refyne, RTP Global, tiger global

Refyne has raised a new financing round, just seven months after securing its previous funding, as the Bengaluru-based startup scales its platform that helps workers access their earned salaries in real time. Tiger Global led Refyne’s $82 million Series B funding, the two said Wednesday. Existing backers QED Investors, partners of DST Global, RTP Global, […]

Australia’s Fertilis raised $2M to automate IVF embryo culturing

On January 11, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Biotech, Health, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Australia, embryo, fda, Fertilis, Horizons Ventures, laser, Li Ka-shing, National Health Service, reproduction, Spotify

Adelaide-based startup Fertilis is the latest to join a wave of companies worldwide that are trying to make in vitro fertilization (IVF) less stressful and more successful for patients and clinicians. Two-year-old Fertilis’s technology to automate cell culture with micro medical devices has won support from some investors. Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm of […]

AmazeVR gets another $15M to forge the future of immersive concerts 

On January 11, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Augmented Reality, Entertainment, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, amazevr, Murex Partners, Partners Investment, startup

AmazeVR, a virtual reality concert platform that enables users to experience their favorite artists’ VR concerts through content generation tools, announced today it has secured $15 million, which was oversubscribed within three weeks.  Partners Investment and Murex Partners co-led the new funding, with participation from Smilegate Investment, Quantum Ventures Korea, ABC Partners, Everrich Group, GS […]

Apple to allow third-party app payment options in South Korea

On January 11, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Apps, Asia, Government, Mobile, TC, Android, app developers, app stores, Apple, Google, GooglePlay, mobile app developers, south korea

Apple has submitted its compliance plans to allow developers to use third-party payment options in South Korea at a reduced service fee, the Korea Communication Commission (KCC) said on Tuesday. The KCC also said it would talk with Apple to iron out further details, including service fee structures and the exact date when the payment […]

 

[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