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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

Hit game PUBG Mobile returns to India with scores of questions

On June 17, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Gaming, TC, bytedance, india, Krafton, mobile gaming, PUBG Mobile, tiktok

Krafton, which filed for an IPO earlier this week, has built a gigantic gaming empire. If the firm is able to raise the target $5 billion from the IPO it will be the largest public offering in its home country, South Korea. The firm has something to celebrate elsewhere in the world, too. On Thursday, […]

Apna raises $70 million to help workers in India secure jobs

On June 16, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, Talent, Apna, india, Insight Partners, tiger global

Indian cities are home to hundreds of millions of low-skilled workers who hail from villages in search of work. Many of them have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic that has slowed several economic activities in the world’s second-largest internet market. Apna, a startup by an Apple alum, is helping millions of such blue […]

FamPay, a fintech aimed at teens in India, raises $38 million

On June 15, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Elevation Capital, FamPay, General Catalyst, global founders capital, Greenoaks Capital, neobanks, Rocketship VC, Sequoia Capital India, Venture Highway, Y Combinator

How big is the market in India for a neobank aimed at teenagers? Scores of high-profile investors are backing a startup to find out. Bangalore-based FamPay said on Wednesday it has raised $38 million in its Series A round led by Elevation Capital. General Catalyst, Rocketship VC, Greenoaks Capital and existing investors Sequoia Capital India, […]

Chinese startup Pony.ai plans to launch a driverless robotaxi service in California in 2022

On June 15, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kirsten Korosec
Categories: Asia, Automotive, TC, Transportation, autonomous vehicles, China, cruise, electric vehicles, nuro, Pony.ai, robotaxi

Pony.ai, the robotaxi startup that operates in China and the United States, has started testing driverless vehicles on public roads in California ahead of plans to launch a commercial service there in 2022. The company said the driverless vehicle testing, which means the autonomous vehicles operate without human safety drivers behind the wheel, is happening […]

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation bets on Linux tablet maker Jingling in $10M round

On June 15, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Funding, Gadgets, Hardware, TC, Android, Beijing, China, iPad, Kai-fu Lee, linus torvalds, linux, MediaTek, operating system, operating systems, shenzhen, software developers, Trustbridge Partners

Kai-Fu Lee’s Sinovation Ventures has its eyes on a niche market targeting software developers. In April, the venture capital fund led a $10 million angel round in Jingling, a Chinese startup developing Linux-based tablets and laptops, TechCrunch has learned. Other investors in the round included private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Jingling was founded only in […]

UBS investment makes Byju’s the most valuable startup in India

On June 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Funding, byju's, india, Paytm, Unacademy, Vedantu

Edtech giant Byju’s has become the most valuable startup in India after raising about $350 million in a new tranche of investment from UBS Group and Zoom founder Eric Yuan, Blackstone and others that valued the Bangalore-based firm at $16.5 billion (post-money). In a new filing, Byju’s revealed that scores of investors including Abu Dhabi […]

Temasek and General Atlantic in talks to back Indian neobank Open

On June 11, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, general atlantic, india, neobanks, open, PayPal, temasek, tiger global

Bangalore-based neobank Open is in advanced stages of talks to raise about $100 million, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Temasek, the Singaporean government’s sovereign wealth fund, and General Atlantic are positioning to co-lead the Series C financing round, which values the Indian startup at pre-money $600 million, the sources told TechCrunch, requesting […]

Tiger Global in talks to invest in Classplus at over $250 million valuation

On June 11, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Education, Funding, Startups, Classplus, edtech, india, tiger global

Tiger Global is in talks to lead a $30 million round in Indian edtech startup Classplus, according to sources familiar with the matter. The new round, which includes both primary investment and secondary transactions, values the five-year-old Indian startup at over $250 million, two sources told TechCrunch. The new round follows another ~$30 million investment […]

SoftBank, Uber, Tencent set to reap rewards from Didi IPO

On June 11, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Automation, carsharing, China, didi, Didi Chuxing, IPO, robotaxi, robotics, Softbank, SoftBank Group, transport, Uber

After years of speculation, Didi Chuxing, China’s ridesharing behemoth, finally unveiled its IPO filing in the U.S., giving a glimpse into its money-losing history. Didi didn’t disclose the size of its raise. Reuters reported the company could raise around $10 billion at a valuation of close to $100 billion, though The Wall Street Journal cited […]

Tata Digital to acquire majority stake in online pharmacy 1mg

On June 10, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Health, TC, 1mg, india, Tata Digital

Tata Digital, the subsidiary of Tata Sons, said on Thursday it is acquiring a majority stake in digital health startup 1mg, the latest in a series of investments as the salt-to-steel Indian conglomerate enters the digital consumer space. The firms didn’t share the financial details of the deal, but a person familiar with the matter […]

Biden revokes and replaces Trump actions targeting TikTok and WeChat

On June 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Government, Social, Biden administration, tiktok, Trump administration, WeChat

President Joe Biden is reducing some uncertainty faced by Chinese tech companies in the United States, erasing parts of the Trump-era legacy. The president signed an executive order revoking actions targeting TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps put forward by former President Donald Trump, according to a statement released by the White House on Wednesday. […]

Refyne raises $20.1 million to help workers in India get faster access to wages

On June 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, DST Global, earned wage access, india, QED Investors, Refyne, RTP Global

A young Indian startup that is betting that earned wage access solutions will take off in the South Asian nation said on Wednesday it has closed a new round from high-profile investors. Bangalore-based Refyne said on Wednesday that it has raised $16 million in Series A from partners of DST Global and RTP Global. The […]

Chinese lidar maker Hesai lands $300M led by Hillhouse, Xiaomi, Meituan

On June 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Funding, Transportation, Baidu, Bosch, China, Hillhouse Capital, Lidar, lightspeed, Lightspeed Venture Capital, Meituan, Qiming Venture Partners, shanghai, temasek, venture capital, Xiaomi

The rush to back lidar companies continues as more automakers and robotaxi startups include the remote sensing method in their vehicles. Latest to the investment boom is Hesai, a Shanghai-based lidar maker founded in 2014 with an office in Palo Alto. The company just raised over $300 million in a Series D funding round led […]

Apple’s new encrypted browsing feature won’t be available in China, Saudi Arabia and more

On June 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Government, Security, TC, Apple, Beijing, belarus, China, Colombia, Craig Federighi, Egypt, firewall, great firewall, internet censorship, internet security, internet service, isp, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Uganda, vpn

Apple announced a handful of privacy-focused updates at its annual software developer conference on Monday. One called Private Relay particularly piques the interest of Chinese users living under the country’s censorship system, for it encrypts all browsing history so nobody can track or intercept the data. As my colleague Roman Dillet explains: When Private Relay […]

Twitter restricts accounts in India to comply with government legal request

On June 7, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Government, Social, Facebook, Google, india, Twitter

Twitter disclosed on Monday that it blocked four accounts in India to comply with a new legal request from the Indian government. The American social network disclosed on Lumen Database, a Harvard University project, that it took action on four accounts — including those of hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion and singer and song-writer Jazzy […]

Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, confirms plan for an IPO

On June 7, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Exit, Finance, Startups, TC, alibaba, india, initial public offering, Paytm, Softbank, Softbank Vision Fund

Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, confirmed to its shareholders and employees on Monday that it plans to file for an IPO. In a letter to shareholders and employees, Paytm said that it plans to raise money by issuing fresh equity in the IPO, and also sell existing shareholders’ shares at the event. The startup has […]

Fashion wholesale marketplace JOOR opens China office

On June 3, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, asia pacific, battery ventures, Canaan Partners, China, itochu, JOOR, Melbourne, New York, online marketplace, shanghai, tokyo

JOOR, an online marketplace that connects fashion brands and retailers around the world, has opened its first China office in downtown Shanghai as it eyes growth in the region. The 11-year-old New York-based company works as a virtual showroom for brands, which traditionally would meet with their retail partners in physical venues to showcase the […]

Investors race to win early-stage startup deals in India

On June 3, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Venture Capital, Falcon Edge, india, lightspeed, Sequoia Capital India, tiger global, Tiger Global Management

India may be grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus, rising unemployment and a dwindling economy, but the South Asian nation’s burgeoning startup ecosystem has never had it better. High-profile investors in India have long aggressively chased growth-stage and late-stage deals, pouring record amounts of capital into the world’s second-largest internet market. But in […]

Huawei officially launches HarmonyOS for smartphones

On June 2, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, TC, alibaba, Android, Apple, Bluetooth, China, Facebook, HarmonyOS, Huawei, Internet of Things, linux, Meizu, microsoft windows, mobile linux, mobile operating system, mobile phones, open source software, operating system, operating systems, smart devices, smartphone, smartphones, Xiaomi

Think you’re living in a hyper-connected world? Huawei’s proprietary HarmonyOS wants to eliminate delays and gaps in user experience when you move from one device onto another by adding interoperability to all devices, regardless of the system that powers them. Two years after Huawei was added to the U.S. entity list that banned the Chinese […]

 

[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