Daily Social : Venturra Discovery Plans 10 Investments in Vietnam and Indonesia in 2021

DailySocial.id — After officially announcing their involvement in funding Mio, a social commerce startup from Vietnam, this year Venturra Discovery plans to increase the quota for Vietnamese and Indonesian startups to 10 investments. To DailySocial, Venturra Discovery Partner Raditya Pramana revealed that even though he has a team and is located in Indonesia, so farContinue reading “Daily Social : Venturra Discovery Plans 10 Investments in Vietnam and Indonesia in 2021”

Tech Crunch : Mio, A Social Commerce Startup Focused on Smaller Cities and Rural Areas in Vietnam, Raises $1M Seed

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia, but many major platforms still focus on large cities. This means people in smaller cities or rural areas need to deal with longer wait times for deliveries. Social commerce company Mio is taking advantage of that gap by building a reseller network and logistics infrastructure that canContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Mio, A Social Commerce Startup Focused on Smaller Cities and Rural Areas in Vietnam, Raises $1M Seed”

Tech Crunch : Vietnamese Flexible Pay Startup Nano Raises $3M Seed Round

TECHCRUNCH.COM— Nano Technologies, a startup that lets workers in Vietnam access their earned wages immediately through an app called VUI, has raised $3 million in seed funding. The oversubscribed round was led by returning investors Golden Gate Ventures and Venturra Discovery, and included participation from FEBE Ventures, Openspace Ventures and Goodwater Capital. Nano recently took part inContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Vietnamese Flexible Pay Startup Nano Raises $3M Seed Round”

CompassList : Indonesian Edtechs Attract Funding Even as Students Head Back to School

CompassList.com — On March 30, the Indonesian government issued a joint ministerial decree ordering schools that have vaccinated all teachers and staff to reopen immediately. Some schools are already conducting trial runs for face-to-face teaching. Education minister Nadiem Makarim said the government aims for all schools to partially resume face-to-face learning activities by July this year in time forContinue reading “CompassList : Indonesian Edtechs Attract Funding Even as Students Head Back to School”

CompassList : Can Indonesia Plug Its Tech Talent Gap to Keep Its Digital Economy Growing?

CompassList.com — In 2016, Nadiem Makarim, co-founder and then CEO of Gojek, Indonesia’s first and biggest unicorn, flagged the shortage of local skilled tech workers that could help companies like his scale up their tech infrastructure. “If you want to scale [in Indonesia], you need an army of programmers to come in and coach our engineersContinue reading “CompassList : Can Indonesia Plug Its Tech Talent Gap to Keep Its Digital Economy Growing?”

e27 : Podcast Network Asia Raises US$750K to Expand to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia

e27.co — Podcast Network Asia (PNA), a Philippine-based podcast network agency, announced today it has raised US$750,000 in seed funding. Local VC firm Foxmont Capital and Jakarta-headquartered Venturra Discovery joined Lisa Gokongwei, President of Summit Media, in the investment round. Kumu, a local live-streaming platform, also participated. As per a press note, the fresh financing will goContinue reading “e27 : Podcast Network Asia Raises US$750K to Expand to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia”

TechinAsia : Singapore Co-Living Startup COVE Raises $4.6M in Keppel Land-Led Round

TechInAsia.com — Idinvest Partners, a unit of private equity firm Eurazeo, has also joined the funding round with existing investors including Antler, Venturra, Yuj Ventures, Picus Capital, Found Ventures, and other angel investors that have backed the company. Cove provides move-in ready rooms and studios with flexible monthly contracts for tenants, who can book their stay throughContinue reading “TechinAsia : Singapore Co-Living Startup COVE Raises $4.6M in Keppel Land-Led Round”

DailySocial : Medigo Announces Pre-Series A Funding, Plan Expansion to the Clinic Supply Chain

DailySocial.id – Startup healthtech Medigo announced its funding of pre-series A with an undisclosed value. There are three investors involved in the new funding this round, namely the existing Venturra Discovery and two new investors: Golden Gate Ventures and Kenangan Kapital which is an angel fund owned by Kopi Kenangan Co-founder Edward Tirtanata. In his interview with DailySocial,Continue reading “DailySocial : Medigo Announces Pre-Series A Funding, Plan Expansion to the Clinic Supply Chain”

DailySocial : Observing Vietnam as Indonesia’s Startup Destination

DailySocial.id — The expansion success story is one of the benchmarks for business growth; It’s no wonder that many founders openly conveyed this ambition on various occasions. Starting from national, regional, then global expansion. In the Indonesian startup ecosystem, several players have enough courage to expand overseas. The level is still regional, trying to work onContinue reading “DailySocial : Observing Vietnam as Indonesia’s Startup Destination”

Jakarta Post : Beauty Platform Social Bella Secures $58 Million Funding Round

TheJakartaPost.com — Online beauty marketplace Social Bella has announced that it has closed a US$58 million funding round to support its new business unit and increase its growth in the beauty and personal care sector. The funding round comes from its existing investors, namely Singaporean state investment fund Temasek and its private equity subsidiary Pavilion, asContinue reading “Jakarta Post : Beauty Platform Social Bella Secures $58 Million Funding Round”