The burgeoning proptech market in Vietnam is increasingly catching the fancy of investors as startups look to diversify into other allied services such as decor, insurance and mortgage and not just be reliant on listings. The total amount pumped in by foreign and homegrown investors in the sector touched about $75 million between January 2019 and December 2020, per venture capital..
Malaysia-based cloud kitchen and food delivery startup Dahmakan has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round backed by White Star Capital, Rakuten Capital, JAFCO Asia, and the GEC-KIP Fund, according to a company announcement. The successful close of the funding round confirms DealStreetAsia’s report in January that the Y Combinator-backed direct-to-consumer delivery-only food.
VenturePreneurs looks at the challenges that fledgling ventures face if they choose to go global and why some companies take the leap. Each of the 6 episodes follows one start up or small enterprise, making a foray into Asian countries and beyond.
While some marketers believe that brands should be focusing on the engagement rates of influencers instead of prioritising vanity metrics, influencer marketing agency Gushcloud says it depends on the needs and priorities of the brand. Althea Lim, the group chief executive of the Singapore-based agency explains to The Drum for certain brands, awareness is key.
The real estate industry has long defied innovation, spending less than 1% on information technology. However, the past few years have seen many start-ups disrupt this market by implementing technology to make the process of buying and selling properties much easier and quicker.
Singapore, 9 October 2019 – Golden Equator Capital (GEC), a Singapore-based fund management arm, today announces the appointment of Pooja Gurbani as a Partner for its Venture Investments team. Her responsibilities include mentoring portfolio companies and maintaining strategic partnerships across the innovation and investment communities.