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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

Byju’s acquires coding platform Tynker for $200 million in US expansion push

On September 16, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Education, Fundings & Exits, M&A, byju's, india, tynker

Byju’s said on Thursday it has acquired California-headquartered Tynker, a leading coding platform for K-12 students, the latest in a series of major purchases as the Indian edtech giant attempts to aggressively expand to international markets. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that […]

Asian merchant commerce platform Pine Labs raises $100 million

On September 16, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Payments, Recent Funding, Startups, Fintech, india, Invesco Developing Markets Fund, pine labs

Pine Labs said on Thursday it has raised an additional $100 million, just weeks after securing $600 million in a financing round, as the Asian merchant commerce platform begins to explore the public markets. The U.S.-based investment management company Invesco Developing Markets Fund made the $100 million investment, the startup said in a statement. Pine […]

A16z in talks to back CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

On September 16, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, TC, a16z, coinbase, Coinswitch Kuber, india, Sequoia Capital India, tiger global

A16z is inching closer to making its first investment in a startup in India, the world’s second-largest internet market that has produced over two dozen unicorns this year. The Menlo Park-headquartered firm is in final stages of conversations to invest in Indian crypto-trading startup CoinSwitch Kuber, three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The […]

Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

On September 16, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Education, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, CoderSchool, coding, coding school, Monk’s Hill Venture, vietnam

CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced today $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform. This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures. CoderSchool raised a seed round led by TRIVE […]

Tiger Global-led $100M investment makes Apna India’s fastest unicorn

On September 15, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Funding, Recent Funding, Startups, Apna, india, tiger global

A 22-month-old startup that is helping millions of blue- and gray-collar workers in India learn new skills and find jobs has become the youngest firm to join the coveted unicorn status in the world’s second-largest internet market. Apna announced on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in a round led by Tiger Global. The […]

India’s Groww in talks to raise funds at a $3 billion valuation

On September 15, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Payments, coatue, groww, india, Insight Partners, tiger global

Groww, an Indian startup that is helping millennials invest in mutual funds and stocks, is in advanced stages of talks to raise a new financing round at a $3 billion valuation, according to six people familiar with the matter. The Bangalore-based startup is negotiating to close a $250 million round, the people said, requesting anonymity […]

South Korean antitrust regulator fines Google $177M for abusing market dominance

On September 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Apps, Asia, Gadgets, Government, Hardware, Mobile, TC, antitrust, Google, south korea

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday it fined Google $177 million for abusing its market dominance in the Android operating system (OS) market. The U.S. tech company has restricted market competition by prohibiting local smartphone makers like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics from customizing their Android OS, through Google’s anti-fragmentation agreements (AFA), […]

India and Singapore to link their payments systems to enable ‘instant and low-cost’ cross-border transactions

On September 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Government, Payments, TC, india, Singapore

India and Singapore are working to link their digital payments systems to enable “instant, low-cost fund transfers,” in a major push to disrupt the cross-border transactions between the two nations that amounts to over $1 billion each year. The project to link India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Singapore’s PayNow is targeted for operationalization by […]

Digital freight marketplace BridgeLinx raises $10 million in Pakistan’s largest seed funding

On September 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Logistics, Bazaar, blackbuck, Buckley Ventures, Convoy, harry stebbings, josh buckley, pakistan

BridgeLinx, a 9-month-old Lahore-headquartered startup that operates a digital freight marketplace, said on Tuesday it has raised $10 million in what is the largest seed financing round in Pakistan. Harry Stebbings’ 20 VC, Josh Buckley’s Buckley Ventures and Indus Valley Capital co-led the startup’s financing round, which Salman Gul, co-founder and chief executive of BridgeLinx, […]

Chinese tech giant Baidu begins publicly testing Apollo Go robotaxis in Shanghai

On September 14, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rebecca Bellan
Categories: Asia, Automotive, TC, Transportation, autonomous driving, Baidu, robotaxi

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has begun publicly testing its Apollo Go robotaxi mobile platform in Shanghai, marking the company’s continued expansion of its footprint in China. While Baidu says its robotaxis have achieved Level 4 capabilities, a human safety operator will be present during all rides, which are open to the public as of […]

Chinese crackdown on tech giants threatens its cloud market growth

On September 13, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Cloud, Policy, TC, Alibaba Cloud, China, cloud infrastructure, Huawei Cloud

As Chinese tech companies come under regulatory scrutiny at home, concerns and pressures are escalating among investors and domestic tech companies, including China’s four big cloud companies, BATH (Baidu AI, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud and Huawei Cloud), according to an analyst report. Despite a series of antitrust and internet-related regulation crackdowns, the four leading cloud […]

Is India’s BNPL 2.0 set to disrupt B2B?

On September 10, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Ram Iyer
Categories: Asia, Column, Finance, Online lending, Startups, TC, bnpl, e-commerce, EC Column, EC Fintech, EC India, EC Indian Subcontinent, india, online shopping, retail, small business, supply chain

A specific vertical of BNPL products is gaining traction: one targeted toward small and medium enterprises (SMEs), also known as "SME BNPL."

Extra Crunch roundup: China’s new data privacy law, fractional farming, debt vs. equity

On September 10, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Walter Thompson
Categories: Africa, Asia, Diversity, Education, Finance, Startups, TC, Transportation, africa, Better.com, China, EC roundup, Extra Crunch Roundup, finance, Nigeria, onyeka akumah, retail, Sophie Alcorn, Southeast Asia

China’s first data privacy laws go into effect on November 1, 2021. Will your company be in compliance? Modeled after the EU’s GDPR, the new regulations “[introduce] perhaps the most stringent set of requirements and protections for data privacy in the world,” writes Scott W. Pink, special counsel in O’Melveny’s Data Security & Privacy practice. […]

Epic Games asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite in South Korea after new law

On September 10, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Gaming, TC, anti-google law, Apple, Epic Games, fortnite, in-app purchase, south korea

Epic Games has asked Apple to rejoin its Fortnite developer account in South Korea as the U.S. game maker plans to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payments side-by-side, it said in a tweet. Epic has asked Apple to restore our Fortnite developer account. Epic intends to re-release Fortnite […]

What China’s new data privacy law means for US tech firms

On September 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Ram Iyer
Categories: Asia, Column, Government, Privacy, TC, China, computer security, data protection, data security, ec china, EC Column, EC East Asia, encryption, european union, General Data Protection Regulation, Internet, iPhone, privacy

Modeled after the EU's GDPR, China's PIPL imposes protections and restrictions on data collection and transfer that companies both inside and outside of China will need to address.

Google and Jio delay their India smartphone launch

On September 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Hardware, Android, Google, Jio Platforms, reliance, reliance jio, smartphones

The JioPhone Next, the much-awaited smartphone designed by Google and India’s Jio Platforms to tap hundreds of millions of users in the world’s second-largest internet market, won’t launch on Friday, the Indian technology giant said Thursday midnight. In a statement issued just now, Jio Platforms said it has been testing the smartphone with a “limited […]

Investors are doubling down on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

On September 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Ram Iyer
Categories: Asia, Column, Private Equity, Startups, Venture Capital, alibaba, asia pacific, bridgewater associates, China, e-commerce, EC Column, EC Southeast Asia & Oceania, Facebook, ggv capital, Google, internet penetration, james dyson, joseph phua, Lazada, Lazada Group, Microsoft, online shopping, paul allen, ray dalio, Sergey Brin, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Temasek Holdings, Tencent, Tokopedia, United States, venture capital

Southeast Asian tech companies are drawing the attention of investors around the world. In 2020, startups in the region raised over $8.2 billion, about four times more than they did in 2015.

Teatis, low-sugar superfood powders developer for diabetics, closes seed round

On September 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Kate Park
Categories: Asia, Biotech, Food, Funding, Health, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, diabetes, foodtech, Genesia Ventures, plant-based food, Teatis, telehealth

Serial entrepreneur Hiroshi Takatoh recognized the need for convenient and nutritious food for critically ill consumers after losing his wife to cancer. Takatoh founded Teatis, a plant-based sugar-blocking superfood powder for diabetic consumers, in 2017 in stealth mode and went fully operational in April 2021 by teaming up with a group of doctors and registered […]

Microsoft confirms investment in India’s Oyo in a multiyear strategic deal to co-develop travel and hospitality products

On September 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, india, Microsoft, oyo

Microsoft has entered a “multi-year strategic alliance” with Oyo to work with the Indian startup to co-develop “next-generation” travel and hospitality products and tech. Thursday’s announcement confirms a late July TechCrunch report. TechCrunch had reported that Microsoft was in talks to invest in Oyo and was exploring ways to provide its technologies to the Indian […]

China’s WeRide unveils Robovan, its first electric, autonomous cargo van

On September 9, 2021Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rebecca Bellan
Categories: Asia, Automotive, Logistics, TC, Transportation, autonomous vehicles, China, electric vehicles, weride

Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide has unveiled its first cargo van, the vessel upon which it will self-drive into the world of urban logistics. WeRide will work with Chinese automobile manufacturer Jiangling Motors (JMC) and Chinese express delivery company ZTO Express to commercialize its first self-driving van at scale. The deal was signed on Wednesday […]

 

[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