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Startup Ecosystem & Funding
Lalamove Raises US$300M in Series D Funding Round to Widen Expansion
The funding round followed a US$100 million Series C funding round that Lalamove has secured in October 2017
Lufthansa Innovation Hub Opens Singapore Office, Aims to Boost Asia’s Travel & Mobility Tech
Singapore, the perfect starting point to tap into Asian Travel & Mobility tech ecosystem
Google, Tencent, to inject more than US$900M in Go-Jek
This marks the first close of US$2 billion round at US$9.5 billion valuation the Indonesian unicorn is currently raising
[Reprint] Ignored by VCs? You Can Still Succeed with Equity Crowdfunding
Just like the business is benefitted by ECF, investors can also make a lot of money though it may seem that investing in startups is highly risky
[Reprint] M17 Entertainment Raises US$25M for R&D and More
It will also use the funding to equip live streamers with more resources to expand and diversify their reach
[Reprint] Dear Startups and Would-be Startups, Help Is Out There!
Corporate innovation, accelerator and incubator programmes abound in the startup ecosystem
Lin Chung-chieh: The Man Turning Taipei City into a “Cradle for Entrepreneurs”
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, has always been the island’s most prosperous metropolis. Crowned by towering Taipei 101, this bustling city includes historic sites and Chinese imperial treasures at the National Palace Museum.
[Reprint] Briefing: SoftBank’s Vision Fund to Set Up Offices in China
What happened: Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is hiring an investment team in China to form part of Vision Fund, its advisory firm that makes investments in the technology sector. According to sources, an office will be set up in Shanghai, with the intent
一家新創成為獨角獸的機率奇低無比。根據美國市場研調機構 CB Insights 發布的研究報告,追蹤 1,119 家在 2008-2010 年獲得種子輪投資的美國科技新創公司,發現其中只有 1% 的新創公司,能夠成長為獨角獸等級。
過去近一年來,Crypto由高點反轉進入熊市。Crypto龍頭Bitcoin的幣價,從去年12月一度突破17,000美元的高點,快速下探至今年 11 月跌破4,000美元的重要關卡,跌幅超過75%,至今仍未見跌勢趨緩,對比20 世紀末的.com泡沫,Nasdaq 指數在30個月內暴跌76%,Crypto退潮的速度更為兇猛。
[Reprint] MyTaiwanTour Raises US$1.5M from Sanpu Group to Expand to Japan, China
MyTaiwanTour provides personalised and customised tour packages to foreign tourists mainly from the US and Europe
[Reprint] An Introduction to Startup Funding
Although investment is an important tool, it can be a real pain in the neck, if the investor/investment is not chosen wisely