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  • 19 March 2019
  • partnerships|VCs

KrAsia: The key traits of good VCs: Venture Voices

As published on KrAsia:  Sitting through meetings. Doing intensive research. Staying ahead of the curve. It takes a lot to be a successful venture capitalist, and only a rare few manage to identify startups that will make it to the big leagues—or even define the standards of new industries. KrASIA’s writers have developed a new column, […]

  • 15 March 2019
  • alternative financing|partnerships|Series B

PYMNTS.com: Global Investors Eye AltFin, HR Tech With B2B Investments

As published on PYMNTS.com:  The more than $69 million raised by B2B startups this week came from across the globe, including Israel, the Netherlands and Singapore, to name a few. Investors targeted the alternative small business lending market, particularly in the trade finance arena, but it was the human resources management and talent retention space […]

  • 15 March 2019
  • partnerships|SME financing

CNBC Indonesia: Pinjam Duit Bisa Lewat Aplikasi Grab, Ini Caranya!

As published on CNBC Indonesia:  Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Grab mulai memasarkan lini bisnis pinjaman online kepada para mitra usahanya. Hal tersebut tertangkap dalam iklan tawaran pinjaman oleh Grab di Facebook awal pekan ini. Read more →

  • 14 March 2019
  • partnerships|SME financing

CNBC Indonesia: Masuk ke Bisnis Pinjaman, Grab Gandeng Fintech

As published on CNBC Indonesia:  Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Selain Indonesia, Grab Holding juga memberikan layanan pinjaman pada Usaha Mikro Kecil dan Menengah (UMKM) di Singapura. Read more →

  • 28 February 2019
  • fintechsg|partnerships|Series B

Lending Times: Thursday February 28 2019, Weekly News Digest

As published on Lending Times:  Validus Capital, a Singapore-based SME financing platform, has raised SGD 20.5 million ($15.2 million) in a Series B funding round, led by FMO, a Dutch public-private development bank. Read more →

  • 26 February 2019
  • alternative financing|partnerships|Series B

TechCrunch: SME lender Validus Capital raises $15M for expansion in Southeast Asia

As published on TechCrunch:  SME lending was a hot topic in Southeast Asia last year, and companies continue to attract investor dollars in 2019. The latest to pull in capital of its own is Singapore-based Validus Capital,  which today announced a SG$20.5 million (US$15.2 million) Series B that’ll go toward regional expansion. Read more →

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We’re proud to share the findings of an independent study by Steward Redqueen, on the economic impact of Validus’ business financing activity in Singapore. By empowering SMEs through accessible financing, there was a considerable impact in GDP creation, and job growth across these SMEs in Singapore.

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