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Southeast Asia’s Startup Boom Seen Jumpstarting Regional Deals

(Bloomberg) — Mergers and acquisitions will drive technology startup exits in Southeast Asia in coming years, with the number of deals rising more than sixfold to at least 250 annually by 2020, according to Golden Gate Ventures. The surge reflects an influx of capital investments into the region, policies that put foreign players at a

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Clothing e-tailer Grana bags US$3.5M funding led by Golden Gate Ventures

Grana, a Hong Kong-based fashion e-commerce platform, announced yesterday a US$3.5 million dollar seed funding led by Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures. Other investors include VC firms MindWorks Ventures and Bluebell Group, both of Hong Kong. The new round brings the total amount raised by Grana to US$6 million and the company says it has a

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Moxy and Bilna join forces in high-profile regional ecommerce merger

It’s an unprecedented merger event in Southeast Asia’s ecommerce history: Moxy, the women-focused ecommerce site with roots in Thailand today announced its fusion with Indonesian mom and baby products site Bilna. The resulting venture will go by the name of MoxyBilna. The strategic move will likely benefit both companies as they make a play to

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Aptoide raises US$4M Series A from Gobi Partners, Golden Gate Ventures

Competition is heating up on the independent app store front as Aptoide raises a US$4 million Series A from a mix of VCs from Europe, China and Southeast Asia. Before this round, Aptoide had first raised a US$1 million seed round in 2013 from Portugal Ventures’ “Call For Entrepreneurship,” a part of the firm’s Ignition

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Golden Gate Ventures Invests Over US$6M in 6 New Companies

Singapore – November 11, 2015 – Coming off the heels of three recent investments (HipVan, Omise, and Laku6), Golden Gate Ventures is announcing six additions to its portfolio, from Indonesia to Thailand. These new investments continue Golden Gate Ventures’ record of investing in e-commerce, marketplaces, and mobile services, with a strong focus on the largest

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Omise Raises Expansion Round Financed by Golden Gate Ventures

Singapore – October 28, 2015, the online payment gateway, Omise, announced today that it has raised a new expansion round of financing from Golden Gate Ventures to help Omise’s expansion to Singapore and around the region. This is the company’s third financing after its previous USD $2.6 million raised in May. Founded in June 2013

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Indonesia: Laku6 secures undisclosed seed funding in round led by Golden Gate Ventures

October 26, 2015 – Indonesia-based used phone ecommerce site Laku6 has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding, after launching in July 2015, with Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures leading the investment, followed by several local angel investors. Launched by co-founders Alvin Yap (CEO) and Heng Shing Kae (CTO), the founding team combines serial entrepreneurship and technical experience.

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