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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

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5 questions about Grab’s epic SPAC investor deck

On April 13, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Alex Wilhelm
Categories: Apps, Asia, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Transportation, EC Consumer Applications, EC News Analysis, grab, Lyft, SPAC, Uber

Grab is going public via a SPAC, so let's talk through key points from the investor deck — we'll discuss growth, segment profitability, aggregate costs and COVID-19.

Grab to go public in the US following $40 billion SPAC deal

On April 13, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Romain Dillet
Categories: Asia, Exit, Startups, Transportation, altimeter, Altimeter Growth Corp., food delivery, grab, ride hailing, SPAC

Ride-hailing and delivery company Grab has announced plans to go public in the U.S. Based in Singapore, the company has evolved from a ride-hailing app to a Southeast Asian super app that offers several consumer services, including food delivery and financial services, such as an e-wallet so you can send and receive money. It operates […]

Pine Labs acquires Southeast Asian startup Fave for $45 million

On April 13, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Fundings & Exits, M&A, Payments, fave, india, Mergers and Acquisitions, pine labs, Southeast Asia

Pine Labs said on Tuesday it has acquired Southeast Asian startup Fave in a deal valued at $45 million as the Indian firm looks to strengthen its consumer-focused offerings in the domestic and international markets. Fave helps an offline merchant connect and retain customers by using gift cards and vouchers. The startup allows merchants to accept […]

Tiger Global leads $100 million investment in Indian social commerce DealShare

On April 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Funding, DealShare, Flipkart, tiger global

Tiger Global has invested in DealShare, a startup in India that has built an e-commerce platform for middle- and lower-income groups of consumers, just three months after the Indian firm concluded its previous $21 million Series C funding round. The New York-headquartered firm has led the $100 million Series D round in three-year-old social commerce […]

Jack Ma’s Ant called to end anti-competition in payments

On April 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Finance, Government, Payments, TC, alibaba, alibaba group, ant group, Bank, China, finance, financial technology, jack ma, wealth management

The details for Ant’s overhaul have arrived. Ant Group, the fintech affiliate of Alibaba controlled by Jack Ma, will become a financial holding company that will bring more regulatory scrutiny over how it lends and generates profits, China’s central bank said on Monday. Ant started as an online payments processor for Alibaba marketplaces and has […]

Tiger Global goes super aggressive in India

On April 12, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Cred, groww, india, PharmEasy, sharechat, tiger global

Recent roars from an investment firm, credited to put Indian startups on the global map in the past decade and a half, are turning local young firms into unicorns at a pace never seen before in the world’s second largest internet market. Tiger Global has finalized — or is in late stages of concluding — […]

China gets serious about antitrust, fines Alibaba $2.75B

On April 10, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Government, TC, alibaba, alibaba group, ant group, China, JD.com, online marketplaces, pinduoduo, Tencent, WeChat

Chinese regulators have hit Alibaba with a record fine of 18 billion yuan (about $2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules as the country seeks to rein in the power of its largest internet conglomerates. In November, China proposed sweeping antitrust regulations targeting its interent economy. In late December, the State Administration for Market Regulation said […]

Chinese hardware makers turn to crowdfunding as they look to go global

On April 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Funding, Gadgets, Hardware, Philanthropy, TC, Amazon, brooklyn, california, China, Crowdfunding, hardware, indiegogo, Kickstarter, shenzhen

China’s tech giants have had a rough time in Western markets over the last few years. Huawei and DJI have been hit by trade restrictions, while TikTok and WeChat are threatened with their apps being banned in the U.S. Overall, Chinese companies with an overseas footprint are increasingly wary of rising geopolitical tensions. But at […]

Indian edtech giant Byju’s to expand to international markets

On April 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Education, Startups, byju's, edtech, WhiteHat Jr.

Byju’s plans to expand to international markets in the second half of next month as the Indian edtech giant, valued at more than $13 billion, looks to accelerate its growth, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed. The Bangalore-based startup, which acquired 33-year-old tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion earlier this week, plans to launch in the […]

India’s Spinny raises $65 million to expand its online platform for selling used cars

On April 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, General Catalyst, india, Spinny

Hundreds of thousands of used cars are sold in India each month. But buying one through the offline and traditional channel could prove to be a painstakingly long and high-risk process. A Gurgaon-based startup that is attempting to improve this experience said on Thursday it has raised a new financing round. Spinny has raised $65 […]

ShareChat valued at $2.1 billion in $502 million fundraise

On April 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Social, Startups, TC, Google, india, sharechat, Snap, tiger global, Twitter

ShareChat said on Thursday it has raised a new financing round that values it at over $2 billion, joining four other local startups in attaining the unicorn status this week. The Indian social network said it has raised $502 million in a new financing round — Series E — led by Tiger Global that valued […]

Beyond Meat opens its first production plant in China

On April 8, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Food, alibaba, Beyond Meat, China, consumer products, Ethan Brown, Europe, food and drink, kfc, meat, meat substitutes, shanghai, starbucks

About a year after Beyond Meat debuted in China on Starbucks’s menu, the Californian plant-based protein company opened a production facility near Shanghai to tap the country’s supply chain resources and potentially reduce the carbon footprint of its products. Situated in Jiaxing, a city 85 km from Shanghai, the plant is Beyond Meat’s first end-to-end […]

Investment app for millennials, Groww, raises $83 million at over $1 billion valuation

On April 7, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, groww, india, propel venture partners, Ribbit Capital, Sequoia Capital India, tiger global, yc continuity

More than 200 million people in India transact money digitally, but fewer than 30 million invest in mutual funds and stocks. An Indian startup that is attempting to change this figure by courting millennials announced a new financing round on Wednesday, and turned into the newest unicorn in the world’s second-largest internet market. Bangalore-based Groww […]

Former Amazon exec gives Chinese firms a tool to fight cyber threats

On April 7, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, SaaS, Security, Startups, TC, China, cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, computer security, crowdstrike, cyberattack, cybercrime, cybersecurity, firewall, internet security, internet society, microsoft china, security software, software as a service, tech startup, ThreatBook

China is pushing forward an internet society where economic and public activities increasingly take place online. In the process, troves of citizen and government data get transferred to cloud servers, raising concerns over information security. One startup called ThreatBook sees an opportunity in this revolution and pledges to protect corporations and bureaucracies against malicious cyberattacks. […]

India’s CRED valued at $2.2 billion in new $215 million fundraise

On April 6, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, Coatue Management, Cred, dragoneer investment group, DST Global, falcon edge capital, Greenoaks Capital, india, Kunal Shah, RTP Global, Sofina, tiger global

Two-year-old CRED has become the youngest Indian startup to be valued at $2 billion or higher. Bangalore-based CRED said on Tuesday it has raised $215 million in a new funding round — a Series D — that valued the Indian startup at $2.2 billion (post-money), up from about $800 million valuation in the $81 million […]

KKR closes $15 billion fund targeting consumption and urbanization in Asia

On April 6, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Funding, Private Equity, asia pacific, finance, investment, KKR, New York, real estate, reliance jio

KKR has just closed $15 billion for its Asia-focused private equity fund, exceeding its original target size after receiving “strong support” from new and existing global investors, including those in the Asia Pacific region. The new close came nearly four years after KKR raised its Asian Fund III of $9.3 billion and marks the New […]

India’s Swiggy nears $5 billion valuation in new $800 million fundraise

On April 5, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Food, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, Accel, falcon edge capital, food delivery, Goldman Sachs, Prosus Ventures, Swiggy

Swiggy has raised about $800 million in a new financing round, the Indian food delivery startup told employees on Monday, as it looks to expand its business in the country quarters after the startup cut its workforce to navigate the pandemic. In an email to employees, first reported by Times of India journalist Digbijay Mishra, […]

Chinese startups rush to bring alternative protein to people’s plates

On April 5, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Food, GreenTech, TC, alternative protein, Beyond Meat, China, EC Food Climate and Sustainability, EC News Analysis, food tech investor, Impossible foods, meat substitutes, memphis meats, shenzhen

In many ways, China is the ideal testbed for alternative protein. The country has a long history of imitation meat rooted in Buddhist vegetarianism and a growing, health-conscious middle class.

Byju’s acquires Indian tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion

On April 5, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Fundings & Exits, M&A, aakash, Aakash Educational Services, byju's, india, Mergers and Acquisitions

Why did Byju’s raise over $1 billion last year and is already inching closer to securing another half a billion dollars? We are getting some answers today. Byju’s said on Monday it has acquired Aakash Educational Services, a 33-year-old chain of physical coaching centres, as the Indian online learning giant looks to further consolidate its […]

Indian social commerce Meesho valued at $2.1 billion in new $300 million fundraise

On April 5, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Facebook, india, meesho

Meesho said on Monday it has raised $300 million in a new financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 as the Indian social commerce startup works to become the “single ecosystem that will enable all small businesses to succeed online.” The new round — a Series E — gives the five-year-old startup a valuation […]

 

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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