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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

India’s Slice becomes unicorn with $220M funding from Tiger Global, Insight Partners and Advent

On November 28, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Funding, blume ventures, india, Insight Partners, Rajan Bajaj, slice, tiger global

Rajan Bajaj, founder of fintech Slice, chimed in on a Twitter thread early this year and wondered aloud what he needs to do to turn his startup into a unicorn before he turns 30. At just 28, Flipkart alum Bajaj has figured it out. I turned 28 few weeks back. I want @sliceit_ to become […]

Ant is changing how consumers borrow money from its app

On November 25, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Finance, Government, alibaba, alibaba group, ant group, ant+, Bank, Beijing, China, consumer finance, credit, credit card, debt, economy, finance, People's Bank of China, securitization

In December 2020, Beijing laid out a guideline for Ant Group to “rectify” its business after calling off its IPO, which could have been the largest initial public offering in history. In the plan, regulators asked Ant to revamp its credit business, among other changes that would make it subject to the same set of […]

Forest bags $8M seed round to acquire Japanese e-commerce brands 

On November 24, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, TC, e-commerce, e-commerce aggregator, Forest, Japan, Nordstar Partners, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners

Japan has been the birthplace of traditional arts and crafts since ancient times. Craftmanship, meticulous attention to detail and balance of design and functionality have contributed to creating unique Japanese products like pottery, traditional fabrics, washi (paper), woodwork, glasses, bento-boxes and more.  This craftsmanship continues to be passed along from generation to generation and live […]

India’s Spinny valued at over $1.75 billion in $280 million funding

On November 24, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, Abu Dhabi Growth Fund, india, Spinny, tiger global

Spinny, a Gurgaon-based startup that operates a platform to facilitate the purchase and sale of used cars, is the latest firm to become a unicorn in the world’s second-largest internet market. Spinny has raised more than $280 million in its Series E financing round, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The round, which […]

Ex-Microsoft exec Harry Shum leads ‘digital economy’ research center in Shenzhen

On November 24, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Government, artificial intelligence, Bank, Beijing, China, finance, harry shum, hong kong, manufacturing, Microsoft, Microsoft Research, shenzhen, xi jinping

The International Digital Economy Academy (IDEA) quietly opened last year, perched among ultramodern office buildings on Shenzhen’s side of the river border with Hong Kong. While geographically separated from Hong Kong, technically, the research institute is located inside a special area straddling the two cities: the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Cooperation Zone. The name […]

India’s Blume Ventures raises $105 million in the first close of its fourth fund

On November 24, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, TC, Venture Capital, blume ventures, Classplus, Dunzo, india, Karthik Reddy, slice, Spinny, Turtlemint, Unacademy

Blume Ventures said on Wednesday it has raised $105 million in the first close of its fourth fund, less than two years after finalizing its previous fund, as investment activity intensifies in the world’s second-largest internet market. The 11-year-old firm, one of the largest Indian venture funds, said it expects its new fund to balloon […]

Samsung announces new advanced semiconductor site in Taylor, Texas 

On November 24, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, TC, Samsung Electronics, semiconductor

Samsung Electronics announced today it has selected a site in Taylor, Texas, to build a new semiconductor wafer fabrication plant that is set to produce advanced logic devices.  The estimated $17 billion investment, which will mark the largest investment made by Samsung in the U.S., is expected to create about 2,000 new jobs directly and […]

TechCrunch+ roundup: Why your title matters, part-time CFOs, Sequoia’s new model

On November 23, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Walter Thompson
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Cloud, eCommerce, Enterprise, Finance, Fundings & Exits, SaaS, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, affirm, AfterPay, battery ventures, Confluent, EC roundup, entrepreneurship, finance, Paytm, roelof botha, sequoia capital

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we won't be publishing on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

India plans law that will prohibit ‘all private cryptocurrencies,’ with ‘certain exceptions’

On November 23, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Cryptocurrency, Government, Crypto Economy, cryptocurrency, india

India plans to introduce, evaluate and enforce a bill to prohibit “all private cryptocurrencies” in the country, according to a legislative agenda for the winter session. The Indian government said Tuesday evening that the proposed law will permit “certain exceptions” to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its applications. The bill — called Cryptocurrency […]

NoBroker becomes India’s first proptech unicorn with fresh $210 million funding

On November 23, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, general atlantic, india, Moore Strategic Ventures, MyGate, nobroker, tiger global

An Indian startup that is improving the way millions of people in the nation lease or buy an apartment is the latest firm to become a unicorn in the South Asian market. Bangalore-based NoBroker has raised $210 million in its Series E financing round, its founders told TechCrunch in an interview. Tiger Global and General […]

China’s AI giant SenseTime readies Hong Kong IPO

On November 23, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Exit, Startups, TC, alibaba, alibaba group, artificial intelligence, China, facial recognition software, IPO, Megvii, SenseTime, Softbank, Softbank Vision Fund, taobao

One of China’s biggest AI solution providers is a step closer to its initial public offering. SenseTime has received regulatory approval to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to media reports. Founded in 2014, SenseTime was christened as one of China’s four “AI Dragons” alongside Megvii, CloudWalk and Yitu. In the second half […]

ByteDance is shutting down edtech business in India

On November 22, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Education, bytedance, india

ByteDance is shutting down its edtech business in India, the company informed the local team on Monday, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter. The decision follows weeks-long discussion in which the company also explored migrating India team to work with the European edtech team, sources said, requesting anonymity as they are not […]

India police charge Amazon executives in marijuana smuggling case

On November 20, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Amazon, Amazon India

Police in Madhya Pradesh, a central state in India, have registered a case against executive directors of Amazon India in connection with alleged use of the e-commerce marketplace for smuggling marijuana in the South Asian market, they said Saturday evening. The police didn’t disclose how many senior executives they had charged, but said it found […]

Key executives resign after Pony.ai combines trucking and passenger car R&D units

On November 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rebecca Bellan
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Personnel, Startups, TC, Transportation, autonomous trucking, Pony.ai, robotaxi, self driving vehicles

Pony.ai, the self-driving startup that operates in both the U.S. and China, has lost at least two executives from its trucking team following the combination of the company’s passenger car and self-driving truck R&D teams. The development, initially detailed by two sources familiar with the internal restructure that happened quietly in September, was later confirmed […]

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart to acquire an online pharmacy marketplace to foray into healthcare space

On November 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Fundings & Exits, Health, Amazon, Flipkart, india, Walmart

Walmart-backed Flipkart is acquiring online pharmacy startup SastaSundar to enter the healthcare segment in India as the e-commerce battle intensifies in the world’s second-largest internet market. Flipkart said it has signed definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in SastaSundar, but did not disclose the size of the deal. Eight-year-old SastaSundar was last valued at […]

Primer Sazze Partners closes $127M second fund aimed at South Korean entrepreneurs

On November 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Biotech, Funding, TC, Venture Capital, Hana Financial Investment, korea, Korean pop, LG Corp, Primer Sazze Partners, south korean entrepreneurs, venture capital

Primer Sazze Partners, a San Jose-based venture capital firm, announced today it has raised its second fund at $127 million (150 billion won) to invest in startups founded by Korean entrepreneurs in Asia and North America. South Korea-based conglomerate LG Corporation and Hana Financial co-led the second fund, with participation from a number of Korean […]

EV upstart Xpeng is expanding beyond China

On November 19, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Automotive, TC, Transportation, automotive industry, cars, China, driver, electric vehicles, Europe, G9, li auto, Lidar, nio, Norway, self-driving car, Tesla, Xpeng

Like Nio, Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has kickstarted its international expansion. But unlike its rival, which put on a series of splashy campaigns in Norway, Xpeng launched quietly in the Scandinavian country last month. In Norway, Xpeng has begun shipping its G3 SUVs and P7 sedans. The Chinese EV startup aims to enter more […]

Google Pay to add Hinglish support in India, enable merchants to create digital storefronts

On November 18, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Finance, Payments, TC, Google, Google Pay, india, Paytm, PhonePe

Google will roll out support for Hinglish, a mix of Hindi and English, and a range of additional features to its payments app Google Pay in India as the global tech giant makes a further push to expand its reach in the South Asian market. “For technology to truly fulfill its purpose of transforming lives […]

Google launches $15M financial assistance program in India, partners with SIDBI to offer loans to businesses

On November 18, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, TC, Facebook, Google, india

Google has formed a key partnership to help provide loans to micro and small businesses in India, the firm announced at its annual event for the South Asian market. The company said it has partnered with Small Industries Development Bank of India, the country’s apex regulatory body for overall licensing and regulation of micro, small […]

Paytm falls 27% on first trading day after India’s largest IPO

On November 18, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Finance, Fundings & Exits, Payments, TC, alibaba, Facebook, Google, Google Pay, india, Paytm, PhonePe, Softbank, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, WhatsApp, WhatsApp Pay

Indian fintech giant Paytm, backed by SoftBank and Alibaba, lost more than 27% in its first day of trading Thursday. The valuation of the firm, which raised $2.5 billion in India’s largest initial public offering, stood at $13.6 billion at the close of trading on local stock exchanges, compared to the $20 billion valuation the firm […]

 

[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