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”

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”

Crunch Base : Indonesian Edtech Startup Ruangguru Raises $150M

CRUNCHBASE.COM — The Series C, which was led by General Atlantic and GGV Capital, will help the company expand its product in Indonesia and Vietnam. Ruangguru, which was founded in 2014, counts East Ventures and Venturra Capital among its investors. Ruangguru helps users learn concepts through its online platform, which has animated videos, quizzes and infographic summaries. More than 15,000 students use Ruangguru, andContinue reading “Crunch Base : Indonesian Edtech Startup Ruangguru Raises $150M”

TechinAsia : Ex-Lazada Exec’s Co-Living Startup COVE Banks $2M in Seed Funding

TECHINASIA.COM — Singapore-based co-living startup Cove has raised over US$2 million in a seed round led by Venturra, Yuj Ventures, Investigate, and Picus Capital. Local venture capital firms Aetius Capital and Found Ventures also participated in the round alongside some strategic angel investors. Cove was founded by Guillaume Castagne, formerly vice president of marketing for Lazada, along with SophieContinue reading “TechinAsia : Ex-Lazada Exec’s Co-Living Startup COVE Banks $2M in Seed Funding”

Portfolio Story : Sociolla

In 2014, Sociolla was founded by John Rasjid, Christopher Madiam and Chrisanti Indiana. Now, they are the largest beauty e-commerce platform in Indonesia that aims to give equal access for beauty products to every woman in Indonesia. We sat down with Chrisanti, CMO and Co-Founder of Sociolla, in their office to discuss Sociolla’s rise to success.Continue reading “Portfolio Story : Sociolla”

CompassList : Venturra Capital’s Raditya Pramana: Bear Market “Very Close Now”

COMPASSLIST.COM — The Lippo Group-backed Venturra Capital has turned its focus to young startups – with a new fund of US$15 million and smaller ticket sizes – hoping to spot Southeast Asia’s next Go-Jek or Traveloka early in the game, as it readies for a bear market to come. “Historically… the best performing portfolio companies inContinue reading “CompassList : Venturra Capital’s Raditya Pramana: Bear Market “Very Close Now””

The Next Big Thing in Your Country : Venture Voices

KR-ASIA.com — Markets and consumers are fickle. The next big thing always seems to be just around the corner, ready to become the next buzz machine. But smart investors look for something else—not the quick buck, but companies with staying power. With that in mind, KrASIA’s writers queried three investors in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore to see whatContinue reading “The Next Big Thing in Your Country : Venture Voices”

TechinAsia : Indonesian Medical SaaS Startup Banks Seed Round from Venturra Discovery

TECHINASIA.COM — Medigo, a Jakarta-headquartered medical software-as-a-service startup, has landed funding from Venturra Discovery, the seed-stage arm of Indonesian firm Venturra Capital. The round was closed in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the amount is undisclosed. Founded in May 2018, Medigo develops products that aim to build a more connected digital ecosystem for the Indonesian healthcareContinue reading “TechinAsia : Indonesian Medical SaaS Startup Banks Seed Round from Venturra Discovery”