Aspire’s organization accounts reach $1B in annualized transaction volume one year after launching

Singapore-based Aspire, which wants to become the financial services “one-stop shop” for SMEs, announced that its business accounts have reached $1 billion in annualized transaction volume one year after launching. The company also unveiled Bill Pay, its latest feature that lets businesses manage and pay invoices by emailing them to Aspire’s AI-based digital assistant. Launched […] …

GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian employees, includes strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the venture capital arm of one of Indonesia’s largest banks, and the founders of grab-and-go coffee […] …

Una Brands releases with $40M to roll up brands on multiple Asia-Pacific e-commerce platforms

Una Brands releases with $40M to roll up brands on multiple Asia-Pacific e-commerce platforms

One of the biggest funding trends of the past year is companies that consolidate small e-commerce brands. Many of the most notable startups in the space, like Thrasio, Berlin Brands Group and Branded Group, focus on consolidating Amazon Marketplace sellers. But the e-commerce landscape is more fragmented in the Asia-Pacific region, where sellers use platforms […] …

Fewcents raises $1.6 M to help publishers take payments for private articles, podcasts and videos

Fewcents raises $1.6 M to help publishers take payments for private articles, podcasts and videos

Numerous publishers are focused on converting visitors to customers, but there’s another important bracket: individuals who wish to view a premium article or video, but inadequate to sign up for a subscription. Fewcents, a Singapore-based fintech start-up that makes it possible for publishers to take “micropayments” for individual pieces of material, announced today it has actually raised $1.6 […] Lots of publishers are focused on converting visitors to customers, however there’s another important bracket: people who want to view a premium short article or video, however not enough to sign up for a subscription., a Singapore-based fintech startup that allows publishers to take “micropayments “for specific pieces of material, revealed today it has raised $1.6 million in seed financing. In an email, Dadoo and Khare informed TechCrunch that just 1% to 5% of publishers’ active users are ready to commit to a monthly membership. To effectively implement a pay-per-content model, publishers not only require to produce compelling material, but also make it incredibly easy for individuals to pay for it.

Hangry, an Indonesian cloud cooking area start-up with plans to end up being a worldwide F&B company, closes $13M Series A

Hangry, an Indonesian cloud cooking area start-up with plans to end up being a worldwide F&B company, closes $13M Series A

Hangry, an Indonesian cloud cooking area start-up that wishes to become an international food and drink company, has actually raised a $13 million Series A. The round was led by returning financier Alpha JWC Ventures, and consisted of involvement from Atlas Pacific Capital, Salt Ventures and Heyokha Brothers. It will be utilized to increase the number of Hangry’s […] Founded in 2019 by Abraham Viktor, Robin Tan and Andreas Resha, Hangry is part of Indonesia’s blossoming cloud kitchen area industry. One of the main ways Hangry sets itself apart is by focusing on its own brand names, rather of providing kitchen area facilities and services to restaurants and other third-party customers. Hangry currently has 4 brand names, consisting of Indonesian chicken meals (Ayam Koplo) and Japanese food (San Gyu), that cost about 15,000 to 70,000 IDR per portion (or about$1 to$6 USD).”Given that Hangry has actually established an extensive cloud cooking area network across Indonesia, we naturally would have interest from other brand names to leverage our networks,” primary executive officer Viktor informed TechCrunch.

Super, an Indonesian hyperlocal social commerce startup, raises $28M led by SoftBank Ventures Asia

Super, an Indonesian hyperlocal social commerce startup, raises $28M led by SoftBank Ventures Asia

In Indonesia, day-to-day requirements frequently cost more in smaller sized cities and rural areas. Super co-founder and ceo Steven Wongsoredjo said the rate difference can differ from about 10% to 20% in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, to nearly 200% in eastern provinces. Super uses social commerce and a structured logistics chain to […] Super, which took part in Y Combinator’s winter 2018 batch, focuses primarily on cities or towns with a gross domestic product per capita of $5,000 USD or lower….

Robo-advisor StashAway gets $25M Series D led by Sequoia Capital India

Robo-advisor StashAway gets $25M Series D led by Sequoia Capital India

Investment app StashAway has raised a $25 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital India, with involvement from returning financiers Eight Roads Ventures and Square Peg. After regulative approvals for the financing are finished, Sequoia Capital India handling director Abheek Anand will sign up with StashAway’s board of directors as part of the round. StashAway does not […] Its Series D brings StashAway’s overall paid-up capital to about $61.4 million. StashAway’s products include services for retail investors that focus on wealth-building or specific objectives like retirement or purchasing a home and StashAway Simple, a money account that can earn a projected rate of 1.2% per year and permits funds be withdrawn within one to 3 organization days. One of the primary ways StashAway distinguishes is its exclusive property allotment framework, which looks at how each possession class performs under specific financial conditions, measures unpredictability with leading signs and patterns in economic information, and modifications to expected returns based on a property’s assessment relative to its financial fair worth.

Qapita, a developer of equity management software for startups, raises $5M led by MassMutual

Qapita, a developer of equity management software for startups, raises $5M led by MassMutual

Qapita, a Singapore-based fintech that provides capitalization table and worker stock ownership strategies (ESOP) management software, has raised $5 million in pre-Series A financing. The round was led by MassMutual Ventures, with involvement from Endiya Partners and angel financiers including Avaana Capital founder Anjali Bansal and Udaan co-founder Sujeet Kumar. Vulcan Capital and East Ventures, […] Qapita, a developer of equity management software for start-ups, raises $5M led by MassMutual …