Here is a list of venture capital firms with a presence in Singapore that are actively investing in startups. While venture capital and private equity firms appear similar in their objectives — to make money through means like a company’s sale or IPO — they possess very different mindsets. This list doesn’t contain private equity firms. Read more
Singapore’s Reebonz, a startup that does online sales of luxury goods across Asia, and Vietnam’s VC Corp, an Internet content company, has raised a combined US$17M from Intel Capital. The exact figures of both investments were not revealed.
“Reebonz and VC Corp are examples of companies that are successful in getting Southeast Asians online because they provide engaging experiences tailored towards the needs and cultural preferences of consumers in the region,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital. Read more
Crisp Media, a US and Singapore-based rich media mobile advertising company, announced on 7th December its acquisition of Smart Device Media, which provides a marketplace for premium ad space.
Top brands like General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Volksagen, IBM, Intel, HP, P&G, Unilever and Coca-Cola have used the Crisp platform to reach publications like CBS, CNN, ESPN and Yahoo!, as well as ad networks Jumptap, Millennial and Mojiva. Read more
Animoca, a Hong Kong based games developer, has just raised Series A funding from Intel Capital and IDG-Accel, reported Inside Mobile Apps on 15th November. According to a reliable source, the sum is in the double digit millions. Read more
Last month, Intel Capital announced the launch of a US$300 million Ultrabook Fund to drive hardware and software innovations in this new category of devices.
The fund was highlighted again last week by Director of Developer Programs, Intel Consumer Services, Scott Apeland in his keynote address for Intel’s AppUp Elements 2011 conference in Seattle. Read more