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Fintech Ripple Southeast Asia Head Kelvin Lee Explains how PayID Serves as an Effective Solution for Cross-Border Payments

Kelvin Lee, the Southeast (SE) Asia head for Fintech firm Ripple, notes that the more businesses that begin supporting and integrating PayID into their platforms, the better off the digital payments ecosystem will be. Ripple, which is leading the Open Payments Coalition (OPC), is reportedly… Read More

PwC’s Financial Services Leader in Malaysia: “There’s a Very Good Opportunity Here for Banking Challengers”

Malaysia now appears to be a promising market for virtual or challenger banks, according to Big Four auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Malaysia division. The country’s reserve bank is planning to introduce its virtual or digital banking licensing guidelines for industry consultation. In a recent interview,… Read More

IPO Fail: It’s Better to Invest Early in Private Markets as Public Offerings are Too Often Just an Exit for Big Money

For years, there has been a discussion regarding the initial public offering (IPO) conundrum. Back in the day, smaller investors could join alongside institutional money to capture wealth in an IPO. Today, too frequently, that is simply not the case. The big money has been… Read More

Fundnel: a Leading Asian Marketplace Investing Platform that Does Crowdfunding Right

Launched in 2015, Fundnel is a Singapore based investment marketplace that provides unique access to early stage companies for individual investors previously cut out of the pre-IPO equation. Operated by a group of young, highly sophisticated executives, Fundnel is doing equity crowdfunding right and sets… Read More

Fundnel Teams Up With Thirdrock To Accelerate Asian Growth Companies

Fintech investment platform Fundnel announced on Tuesday it has partnered with investment advisory and wealth management group Thirdrock to help mid-stage, high-growth companies obtain funding in a more timely and cost-efficient manner. According to Fundnel, the partnership will unite Fundnel’s deal assessment technology with Thirdrock’s forward-looking investment mandate. It… Read More

Fundnel Expands into Australia, Partners with University of Adelaide

Singapore based investment crowdfunding platform Fundnel has announced the expansion of its services into Australia. Fundnel is a private investment platform that offers unlisted securities in growth and pre-IPO stage companies to both institutional and individual investors. Fundnel screens all investment opportunities to ensure businesses… Read More

Fundnel Receives Capital Markets Services Licence From Monetary Authority of Singapore

Fundnel, a funding ecoystem based in Singpore, has received a provisional Capital Markets Services (CMS) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Fundnel said this was the first issued by MAS for any private investing platform.  Receipt of the licence allows Fundnel to market… Read More

Fundnel Funded Spark Asia Partners with JustKapture to Expand into India

Fundnel alumni Spark Asia has secured a partnership with  JustKapture in India. Fundnel is a southeast Asia investment crowdfunding ecosystem that funds and mentors Asian startups. Spark Asia was the winner of Fundnel’s “Everyday Ideas” competition last year and was subsequently incubated on Fundnel while receiving pre-seed… Read More

Fundnel to Host Supply Chain Asia Hackathon Boot Camp

Collaboration and investment platform Fundnel is hosting the first Supply Chain Asia Hackathon Bootcamp in Singapore amidst a “manpower crunch.” The event is described as being in line with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative designed to increase the adoption of technology in Supply and Logistics, one… Read More

Fundnel Forms Partnership with Business Angel Network Southeast Asia

Fundnel, a collaborative crowdfunding investment platform based in Singapore, has formed a partnership with the Business Angel Network Southeast Asia (BANSEA), to pool resources and boost deal flow.  BANSEA ONE, backed by BANSEA and Fundnel, will become a key investor in early stage companies in… Read More

RB Investments & Fundnel Seed Fund Impact Guru, Form Strategic Partnership

Impact Guru, a “full stack crowdfunding solution”, has received seed funding in the amount of USD $500,000 from RB Investments and Fundnel – an Asian investment crowdfunding platform. Simultaneously, Impact Guru and Fundnel have formed a strategic partnership combining impact / rewards and investment-based crowdfunding…. Read More

Pan Asian Platform Fundnel Partners with Anthill Ventures in India

Fundnel, an investment crowdfunding platform that has taken a regional approach to raising capital, has formed a partnership with Anthill Ventures – a venture group and “speed scaling firm” based in India.  Startups graduating from the Anthill program will be migrated to the Fundnel platform… Read More

Asian Crowdfunding Platform Fundnel Launches with 6 Completed Transactions Worth USD $5 Million

Fundnel, a “collaborative investment” crowdfunding platform has officially launched following the successful funding of six deals totalling US $ 5 million. After completing their soft-launch opened only to insiders, the Singapore-based portal is ready to go and allow access to equity, debt and revenue sharing… Read More

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