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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

Google backs Progcap, a startup delivering working capital to small retailers in India

On June 27, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Online lending, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Facebook, Google, india, Indifi, tiger global

Google has invested in Progcap, an Indian startup that provides working capital to small and medium-sized businesses, the firms said Tuesday, making a new push into a category that has attracted the attention of Facebook and Amazon in recent years. The investment is part of a $40 million fresh funding Progcap has raised, it said. […]

Volkswagen unveils ID. AERO concept that will provide the basis for 2023 flagship EV

On June 27, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Jaclyn Trop
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Transportation, AlixPartners, China, electric vehicle, electric vehicles, transportation, Ultium, volkswagen, VW Group

Volkswagen Group unveiled its ID. AERO concept in China on Monday — slated to serve as the inspiration behind the automaker’s flagship EV, and first-ever global all-electric sedan, next year. A version of the Volkswagen ID. AERO concept will go into production for the Chinese market in the second half of 2023. The automaker hasn’t […]

Battery giant Anker backs programmable robot maker Keyi

On June 27, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Crypto, Recent Funding, Robotics, Startups, TC, Anker, bluerun ventures, China, clicbot, consumer startups, Europe, Lei Jun, Shunwei Capital, Xiaomi

The promise of STEAM robots, which are billed to increase children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), has been around for years. The market is teeming with products from hardcore robotics scientists and their copycats. Many have faded away, but investor interest hasn’t died down, at least for one company coming from […]

LG Electronics is moving into the EV charging business

On June 27, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Automotive, M&A, TC, electric vehicles, EV chargers, LG Electronics, transportation

LG Electronics has acquired AppleMango, a South Korean electric vehicle battery charger developer, as the race to produce everything related to EVs ramps up globally. The acquisition, which was made jointly with GS Energy, an EV charging station operator, and GS Neotek, an IT provider, will allow LG to take advantage of future business opportunities, […]

Indian fintechs request central bank to treat full-KYC PPI same as bank account to survive crackdown

On June 25, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Fintech, Government, india, Jupiter, mastercard, PayPal, Paytm, Razorpay, RBI, Reserve Bank of India, slice, visa

Payments giants and fintech startups in India on Saturday requested the central bank to treat widely used prepaid payment instruments on par with bank accounts for customers who have undertaken certain verifications, days after the monetary authority signalled industry-wide crackdown. The Payments Council of India, a unit of influential industry body IAMAI, said in a […]

Zomato acquires Blinkit for $568 million in instant-grocery delivery push

On June 24, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Food, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Blinkit, india, Swiggy, Zepto, zomato

Zomato has acquired Blinkit, a struggling 10-minute grocery delivery startup, in a $568.1 million all-stock deal as the loss-making food delivery firm looks to broaden its offerings at a time when its shares are trading far below last year’s debut price and less than half of the all-time highs. The Gurgaon-headquartered firm — which reached […]

India’s central bank cracks down on fintech startups

On June 24, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Fintech, Government, Recent Funding, Startups, india, Ola, ola money, Paytm, RBI, Reserve Bank of India, slice, Uni

For nearly all fintech startups, lending has long been the end game. A notice from India’s central bank this week has thrown a wrench into the ecosystem, scrutinizing just who all can lend. The Reserve Bank of India has informed dozens of fintech startups that it is barring the practice of loading non-bank prepaid payment […]

Uber rejects claim that it explored exiting India

On June 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, TC, Transportation, india, Ola, Softbank, Uber

Uber said on Thursday it has never explored exiting India, a key overseas market for several tech giants, dismissing a claim that it had held discussions to sell the local unit. Bloomberg reported earlier in the day that the San Francisco-headquartered firm had explored selling the India business, but “suspended discussions after tech startup valuations […]

Influencers peddling medical, financial advice now need certification, China says

On June 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Entertainment, Government, Social, bytedance, China, douyu, finance, huya, Kuaishou, Livestreaming, mobile applications, streaming, tiktok, video hosting

China has taken another step to regulate how online influencers impart information to their followers. The government has put a great deal of effort into moderating digital content over the years. The rise of more real-time media formats, like livestreaming and snappy video sharing, has made it harder to weed out illegal and unwanted information. […]

Tiger Global backs SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow in $8M funding

On June 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Apps, Asia, Cloud, Developer, eCommerce, Europe, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Recent Funding, SaaS, Startups, TC, hong kong, omnichannel, omnichannel messaging, social commerce, Southeast Asia

Social commerce — the process of buying and selling products or services directly through social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok — is becoming the most natural way for consumers to make purchases since people use social media and messaging apps almost every day. SleekFlow, an omnichannel social commerce platform that helps businesses build […]

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia broadens check range for early-stage Surge program

On June 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, TC, Venture Capital, Atlan, BukuKas, Classplus, Doubtnut, Hevo Data, india, Juno, Khatabook, Plum, Scaler Academy, Sequoia, Sequoia Capital India, Sequoia India and Southeast Asia

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia is broadening the range of its check size for the Surge program as the storied venture firm attempts to make its seed investments more “relevant for a larger set of founders,” it said Thursday. The venture firm’s check size for the three-year-old Surge program, which previously made $1 million to […]

Smartphone re-commerce platform Cashify bags $90 million in new funding

On June 22, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Gadgets, Hardware, Bessemer Venture Partners, blume ventures, cashify, india, Paramark Ventures, Prosus Ventures, smartphones

Cashify, a marketplace for gadgets trade-ins and buybacks in India, has raised $90 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its business in the world’s second-largest smartphone market. Prosus Ventures and NewQuest Capital Partners led the seven-year-old Indian startup’s Series E funding, Cashify said on Thursday. Paramark Ventures and existing backers […]

Lime suspends operations in South Korea due to “chaotic scooter environment”

On June 22, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Transportation, e-scooter, lime, lime e-scooters, micromobility, south korea, transportation

Shared micromobility operator Lime will temporarily shut down its operations in several South Korean cities at the end of the month. Lime attributes its withdrawal to regulatory shortfalls, like the lack of a request-for-proposal (RFP) process, which has led to a large number of operators with uncontrolled fleet sizes causing disorder and issues with rider […]

Zenysis raises $13.3M to scale its big data platform for emergencies across Africa, Asia and South America

On June 22, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Tage Kene-Okafor
Categories: Africa, Asia, Biotech & Health, Climate, Enterprise, Government, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, crisis, disaster response, emergencies, healthcare, Zenysis

Zenysis Technologies, a big data startup headquartered in San Francisco and Cape Town, announced today that it has closed $13.3 million in a Series B round. The financing was led by the Steele Foundation for Hope, a nonprofit organization that says it’s focused on finding and funding lasting solutions for some of “humanity’s hardest challenges.” Jonathan […]

Neobank Stashfin raises $270 million, tops $700 million valuation

On June 21, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Fintech, Funding, abstract ventures, Fasanara Capital, india, Singapore, Uncorrelated Ventures

Singapore-based Stashfin has raised $270 million in a new funding round as the neobanking platform, which currently only serves customers in India, looks to expand to Southeast Asia and other South Asian markets, it said Tuesday. The startup has raised $70 million against equity and $200 million as debt as part of its Series C […]

SaaS platform LeadSquared becomes unicorn with $153 million fresh funding

On June 21, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, SaaS, TC, Gaja Capital, india, WestBridge Capital

LeadSquared, a SaaS startup that is helping sales teams become more efficient with its CRM platform, is the latest Indian startup to become a unicorn. LeadSquared said on Tuesday it has raised $153 million in a Series C funding round that valued it at $1 billion (post-money). The round was led by WestBridge Capital, the […]

Matrix Partners is raising $450 million for new India fund

On June 21, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Venture Capital, india, Matrix Partners, matrix partners india

Matrix Partners India is raising $450 million for its fourth India fund, doubling down on the South Asian market where scores of investors including Sequoia, Lightspeed, SoftBank, Elevation, Accel, Alpha Wave Global and Tiger Global have increased the pace of their investments in recent years. The firm, which counts Ofbusiness and Razorpay among its portfolio […]

Indian market regulator fines Reliance for not properly disclosing Facebook deal

On June 20, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Facebook, india, Jio Platforms, meta, reliance

India’s market regulator fined Reliance and two of its officers on Monday for not properly disclosing Facebook’s $5.7 billion investment into Jio Platforms in April 2020. The Securities and Exchange Board of India said that media had reported about the then-impending deal in March itself, which prompted the shares of the group company to rise. […]

Iran to cut electricity to authorized crypto miners

On June 20, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Crypto, Bitcoin, blockchain, China, crypto mining, cryptocurrencies, cryptography, decentralization, Elliptic, iran, mining

Iran’s relationship with the crypto mining sector is a love-hate one. The government is again restricting crypto mining activity as it tries to ease the strain on the country’s power supply, despite knowing the promise of crypto as a way to evade international sanctions. Electricity to all 118 government-authorized mining operators in Iran will be […]

India’s CityMall cuts 191 jobs following $75 million fundraise in late March

On June 19, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, General Catalyst, india, jungle ventures, layoff, layoffs, norwest venture partners

Social commerce CityMall, which unveiled a $75 million financing round in late March, is cutting 191 jobs, the latest Indian startup to eliminate roles as it looks to better navigate the sharp reversal in the markets. The Gurugaon-headquartered startup, which has raised over $110 million and counts General Catalyst, Norwest Venture Partners and Jungle Ventures […]

 

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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