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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

Manish Maheshwari, former Twitter India head, leaves new startup

On May 27, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, india, Manish Maheshwari, Twitter

Manish Maheshwari, the former head of Twitter India, is leaving the startup he co-founded just six months ago following disagreements with co-founder and investors. “I am moving out of Invact to first take a break for a few months and then pursue new opportunities. It is heartbreaking for a founder to leave the startup, like […]

Indian fintech Jar eyes $50 million investment

On May 27, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Arkam Ventures, jar, rocketship, tiger global, Tribe Capital

Indian fintech Jar, which closed a $32 million financing round in February this year, is in talks to raise new funding as it looks to scale its product and expand its offerings. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup is engaging with several investors to raise about $50 million at a $350 million valuation, according to four people familiar […]

Unacademy tells employees to focus on profitability at all costs to ‘survive the winter’

On May 26, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Startups, blume ventures, Facebook, india, meta, Sequoia Capital India, Softbank, Unacademy

Unacademy, one of the high-profile Indian startups, has urged its employees to learn how to work under constraint and focus on reaching profitability as the SoftBank and Tiger Global-backed online learning platform predicts a dry funding spell across the industry for as long as 18 months. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup, which has raised over $800 million […]

Crypto asset manager Babel Finance reaches $2B valuation

On May 25, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Funding, TC, 10T Holdings, asia pacific, Australia, Babel Finance, BAI Capital, Bitcoin, Circle Ventures, cryptocurrencies, cryptography, decentralization, digital currencies, Dragonfly Capital, Dubai, finance, financial technology, Jeneration Capital, Luxembourg, Singapore, stablecoin, terra, United Kingdom

Despite recent swings in cryptocurrency values, many institutional investors appear undeterred. The growth of Babel Finance, which offers a suite of institution-facing crypto financial products, could be an indicator of how banks, investment funds and other traditional investors are embracing the emerging digital asset class. Founded in 2018, Hong Kong-based Babel is newly valued at […]

Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

On May 24, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rebecca Bellan
Categories: Asia, Automotive, TC, Transportation, autonomous vehicles, California DMV, Pony.ai, robotaxi, self-driving cars, transportation

The California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked Pony.ai’s permit to test its autonomous vehicle technology with a driver on Tuesday for failing to monitor the driving records of the safety drivers on its testing permit. “While reviewing Pony.ai’s application to renew the testing permit, the DMV found numerous violations on the driving records of active […]

Airbnb China closes domestic unit to cut costs as it bets on border reopening

On May 24, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, TC, Airbnb, China, tourism, vacation rental, World Bank

Airbnb will terminate its domestic business in China, marking the partial retreat of another Western tech giant from the country. Like most of its peers, the home sharing titan is shifting its focus to China’s outbound business. Google, Facebook, Twitter and the likes don’t offer services to Chinese consumers but they are important advertising channels […]

SwipeRx lands $27M from MDI and Gates Foundation to digitize the pharma industry in Southeast Asia

On May 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Health, Logistics, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, funding, Gates Foundation, mclinica, MDI Ventures, pharma, Southeast Asia, SwipeRx

SwipeRx, a platform for pharma professionals, said Tuesday it has secured a $27 million Series B round led by Indonesia’s MDI Ventures, with participation from the Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson Impact Ventures, Susquehanna International Group and existing backers. Pharmacies in Southeast Asia were largely fragmented, mom-and-pop shops operating in silos when the company — […]

Didi’s delisting now done deal

On May 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Alex Wilhelm
Categories: Asia, Fundings & Exits, Government, Startups, TC, Transportation, Apple, Beijing, carsharing, China, Chinese Communist Party, didi, ec china, EC Consumer Applications, EC East Asia, EC Newsletter, listing, The Exchange, transport, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, United States

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has voted to delist from the U.S. stock market, a long-expected result of Didi finding itself in hot water with the Chinese government after a troubled U.S. debut.

Dara Khosrowshahi and Marcelo Claure to back former Sequoia India partner’s startup

On May 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Amit Jain, Dara Khosrowshahi, Marcelo Claure, Sequoia Capital India, Zamp

Amit Jain, who previously led Uber’s Asia Pacific business and served as a partner at Sequoia Capital India, is working on a crypto payments platform and has received backing from several high-profile entrepreneurs, including Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, a source familiar with the matter said. Jain’s startup, which is currently in stealth mode, is […]

1K Kirana raises $25 million for its hyperlocal shopping and distribution platform

On May 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Alpha Wave Global, Amazon, Flipkart, india, Info edge, Info Edge Ventures, Jumbotail, Udaan

1K Kirana, an Indian startup that operates an eponymous hyperlocal shopping app and retail distribution network, has raised $25 million in a new financing round as it attempts to help brands and neighborhood stores reach more consumers. The three-year-old startup’s Series B financing was led by Alpha Wave Global, Info Edge Ventures and Kae Capital. […]

Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

On May 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Funding, Social, clearvue partners, ggv capital, metaverse, netease, non-fungible token, Northern Light Venture Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, Roblox, sensor tower, sequoia capital, shenzhen, Singapore, social networking, Source Code Capital, south america, Southeast Asia, Thailand, vietnam

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three months. The Singapore-based startup told TechCrunch that it has closed $36.8 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital India, not long after it […]

‘Move-to-earn’ Solana app StepN is latest crypto gaming craze

On May 23, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, TC, Australia, axie, Axie Infinity, blockchains, China, coinbase, cryptocurrencies, decentralization, Decentralized Finance, ethereum, financial products, Japan, money, non-fungible token, Philippines, sequoia capital, Singapore, Venezuela, web3

Since its launch in December, StepN, an app that lets users walk and run to earn tokens, has quickly become a household name in the play-to-earn blockchain gaming, or GameFi, world. Two to three million users worldwide are now active on the app every month, StepN’s co-founder Jerry Huang recently told TechCrunch. That number is […]

Terra creator Do Kwon faces prosecution in South Korea

On May 20, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, TC, cryptocurrencies, Do Kwon, south korea, Terraform

Do Kwon, the creator of the stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) and its sister token Luna, is facing legal prosecution in South Korea over the collapse of the two coins that wiped out billions of dollars from investors around the world earlier this month. The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office said Friday that it has kicked off […]

India’s Cars24 cuts 600 jobs

On May 19, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Startups, TC, Alpha Wave Global, cars24, india, layoffs, Softbank, tiger global

Cars24, a marketplace for used cars, has laid off about 600 people just five months after closing a $400 million financing round, the latest Indian unicorn to cut its workforce as it attempts to steer through the gloomy market conditions. The Cars24 layoff, which represents about 6% of the startup’s workforce, affects staff across multiple […]

Fintech Slice joins UPI race to challenge PhonePe and Google Pay

On May 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Payments, Google Pay, Insight Partners, PhonePe, slice, tiger global, UPI

Slice is adding the popular railroad UPI on its eponymous app as the Indian fintech looks to broaden its offerings and pushes to become a one-stop payments app for consumers in the world’s second largest internet market. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup, which became a unicorn late last year, said it is rolling out UPI feature to […]

India says VPN firms unwilling to comply with new rules ‘will have to pull out’

On May 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Privacy, TC, expressvpn, india, NordVPN

India is pushing ahead with its new cybersecurity rules that will require cloud service providers and VPN operators to maintain names of their customers and their IP addresses and suggested firms unwilling to comply to pull out of the world’s second-largest internet market. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team clarified (PDF) on Wednesday that “virtual […]

Amazon launches Smart Commerce in India to help offline stores launch digital storefronts

On May 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Amazon, india, smart commerce

Amazon said it will help neighborhood stores across India launch their own digital storefronts to better serve their customers, the latest effort by the e-commerce giant as it attempts to leverage the dense network of offline stores in the key overseas market. Amazon on Wednesday launched Smart Commerce, a new offering that will allow stores […]

CyberConnect raises $15M Series A to put data back in the hands of users

On May 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Blockchain, Funding, Social, Bitcoin, blockchains, Canada, China, computing, cryptocurrencies, decentralization, lightspeed venture partners, non-fungible token, palo alto, peer to peer, social network, software development kit, venture capital, web3

One of the promises made by web3 entrepreneurs is putting data back in the hands of owners through decentralization. Palo Alto-based CyberConnect is among a handful of blockchain startups working to fulfill this vision, and it has recently closed a Series A financing round totaling $15 million. The lead co-investor of the round is Animoca […]

ZMO.ai secures $8M led by Hillhouse to create AI generated fashion models

On May 18, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, eCommerce, Funding, TC, artificial intelligence, China, cross-border e-commerce, e-commerce, Evernote, GAN, ggv capital, GSR Ventures, Hillhouse Capital, machine learning, Shein, shenzhen, Surreal, synthetic media, tiktok

With breakthroughs in machine learning, it’s no longer uncommon to see algorithmically generated bodies that can move and talk authentically like real humans. The question is now down to whether startups offering such products can achieve a sustainable business model. Some of them have demonstrated that potential and attracted investors. ZMO.ai, founded by a team […]

Sachin Bansal’s firm fails to secure India bank permit

On May 17, 2022Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Bank, india, Navi, RBI, Reserve Bank of India, Sachin Bansal, Startups

The Indian central bank has rejected the application of Chaitanya India Fin Credit seeking permission to become a bank in a major setback to Flipkart billionaire Sachin Bansal, who has been looking to take his newer venture, Navi, public. The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday rejected four applications including Bansal’s Chaitanya (the micro financing […]

 

[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