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kindrik partners advises privacy platform borneo on US15.5m series A round
We’re pleased to have advised Borneo, a Singapore-based data security platform, on their recent US$15.5m Series A round.
kindrik partners advises foodtech startup Ai Palette on US4.4m series A round
We’re pleased to have advised Ai Palette, a foodtech startup that uses machine learning to spot food trends, on their recent US$4.4m Series A round.
kindrik partners advises indonesian insurance marketplace lifepal on US$9m series A round
Our Southeast Asia team has advised Lifepal, a digital direct-to-consumer (D2C) insurance marketplace, on its US$9m series A funding round.
kindrik partners advises mentoring platform ADPList on US$1.3m seed round
Our Southeast Asia team have advised ADPList, a cross-border mentoring platform, on their recent US$1.3m seed round.
kindrik partners advises edtech startup shikho on US$1.3m seed round
Kindrik Partners recently advised Shikho, an edtech startup focused on making education accessible and affordable for Bangladeshi students, on its $1.3million seed funding round.
kindrik partners advises filipino startup edamama on US$5m pre-series A round
We’re pleased to have advised Edamama, an e-commerce platform targeted at mothers in the Philippines, on its recent US$5 million pre-series A round. Gentree Fund, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Kickstart Ventures,…
kindrik partners advises AI chatbot startup impress.ai on US$3m pre-series A round
Our Southeast Asia team have advised Singapore-based startup impress.ai on its recent pre-series A round. The round was led by Summit 29K with Seeds Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise…
kindrik partners advises e-commerce aggregator rainforest on US$36m seed round
Our Southeast Asia team have advised e-commerce aggregator Rainforest on its recently completed seed funding round. The round was led by Nordstar with Insignia Ventures Partners also participating. The round…
kindrik partners advises fave on acquisition by pine labs
We’re delighted to have advised Fave, the Malaysia-based fintech platform providing QR payments and loyalty cashback to restaurants and retailers, on its acquisition by Pine Labs, the Indian Sequoia-backed payment…
kindrik partners advise on seed funding round for greentech startup green li-ion
Our Southeast Asia team have advised greentech startup Green Li-ion on its US$3.45m seed funding round. The round was led by US-based cleantech company LiNiCo Corporation. Previously, Green Li-ion raised…
introducing our latest guide: top 10 legal templates for startups
We’ve created a new guide to help founders find their feet: Top Ten Legal Templates for Startups: A guide for companies based in Southeast Asia.
our 2020 wrap up: reflections and highlights from the singapore office
See ya, 2020. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Partner Lee Bagshaw reflects on the year.
Kindrik Partners advises Monk’s Hill Ventures on series A financings
We’re pleased to have advised Singapore-based venture capital firm, Monk’s Hill Ventures (MHV), on two recent series A financings.
kindrik partners advises on seed funding round for fintech startup jazzypay
Our Southeast Asia team have advised Philippines-based fintech company JazzyPay on its seed funding round led by early-stage venture capital firm Cocoon Capital.
kindrik partners advises fintech startup neat on US$4m series a extension
We recently helped Neat, a Hong Kong based fintech startup, on a US$4 million extension to their US$11 million Series A round which closed earlier this year.
kindrik partners advises medtech startup see-mode technologies on US$7m series a
Our Southeast Asia team have advised See-Mode Technologies on its recently completed series A funding round. The round was led by Mass Mutual Ventures Southeast Asia.
kindrik partners advises qualgro as lead investor on series a round into hevo
Kindrik Partners recently advised Singapore-based venture capital firm Qualgro on its investment into data pipeline startup Hevo.
kindrik partners advises plant-based meat alternative startup karana on $1.7m seed round
Kindrik Partners recently advised Singapore-based alternative meat foodtech startup Karana on its $1.7million seed funding round.
kindrik partners advises fave on partnership with pine labs
We’re pleased to have advised Fave on its strategic partnership with Sequoia-backed payments and merchant platform, Pine Labs.
simmonds stewart to change name to kindrik partners
From Thursday 16 July 2020, Simmonds Stewart is changing its name to Kindrik Partners. Victoria Stewart, the firm’s chief executive, said “We are at a new stage in our company’s…
kindrik partners advises horizon quantum computing on US$3.2 million seed plus round
Kindrik Partners recently advised Singapore-based Horizon Quantum Computing with its seed-plus round led by Sequoia.
kindrik partners advises fintech services startup split on seed round
Kindrik Partners recently advised Split on its seed investment round led by 500 Startups.
kindrik partners advises quantum computing startup entropica labs on seed round
Kindrik Partners recently advised Entropica Labs on its seed investment round led by Elev8 VC.
SEA startups still raising capital in difficult times
For companies with a compelling offering we are still seeing a number of VCs with dry powder and a willingness to invest.
kindrik partners advises fintech startup neat on US$11m series a
We recently helped Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, raise US$11M in its Series A deal led by Pacific Century Group.
bridge financing for startups in an economic crisis
We’ve considered some of the issues around startups structuring bridge financing transactions in an economic crisis. Here's our rundown of what we think founders might face.
kindrik partners advises right-hand cybersecurity on US$1 million seed round
Our Southeast Asia team have recently advised Singapore-based startup Right-Hand Cybersecurity on its US$1 million seed round.
how covid-19 could affect your startup’s fundraising deal
The coronavirus is changing everything. But what if you are a startup in the middle of capital raising transaction? We’ve done a quick round up of things to consider, depending on what stage of the fundraising process you’re in.
kindrik partners advises storehub on US$8.9 million investment
We recently helped long standing client Storehub raise US$8.9 million in a series A+ funding round led by Vertex Ventures.
kindrik partners advises medtech startup eko.ai on sequoia-led series A
Our Southeast Asia team have advised Singapore medtech company eko.ai on its US$4million series A financing.
reflections on the SEA tech ecosystem at the end of the year
Back in 2010 ride hailing apps were still being dreamed up. Now we’re debating whether we really have super apps in the region. One thing for sure is that VC activity has exploded in Southeast Asia. Here's what's happened for us.
top 5 takeaways for entrepreneurs from Temasek’s e-Conomy SEA report
We’ve summarised some of the key takeaways of the Temasek/Google report for Southeast Asian entrepreneurs in the internet economy space.
kindrik partners advises hydroleap on US$1.9m funding round
We’re excited to have advised Singapore-based wastewater treatment startup Hydroleap on its US$1.9 million funding round led by Wavemaker Partners.
kindrik partners advises guardrails on S$1m seed funding round
Our Southeast Asia team have advised Singapore based Guardrails on its recently completed S$1 million seed funding round.
startup law 101: founders agreements, seed rounds and IP (event recap)
We recently collaborated with early stage venture capital fund TRIVE to run ‘Startup Law 101: Founders agreements, Seed Rounds and IP’. Read the recap here.
kindrik partners advises alodokter on US$33m series C funding round
We’re thrilled to have advised Indonesian healthtech startup Alodokter on its US$33 million series C funding round.
breaking down Atlassian’s M&A term sheet for founders
Atlassian made a splash in the tech M&A world recently by publishing their term sheet for strategic acquisitions. Here’s our rundown of things we like in the term sheet and what to watch for.
announcing the launch of our new southeast asia website
We are excited to announce the launch of Kindrik Partners’s newly-designed website for Southeast Asian tech companies and startups. We believe in empowering entrepreneurs and tech companies by giving them…
kindrik partners advise on seed funding round for pencil
Our Southeast Asia team have advised Singapore based Pencil (Pencil Technologies) on its recently completed series seed funding round.
emerging industry trends for venture capital in Southeast Asia
It's been a busy first quarter of the 2019 financial year for the Kindrik Partners Singapore office, especially for venture capital fundraising. It’s early days but we can already see a few trends starting to emerge in VC markets this year.
meeting tech companies, founders, and investors at echelon 2019
We’ve recently staffed our first booth at Echelon Asia Summit, one of Southeast Asia’s premiere technology and startup events. It was exciting to chat with hundreds of startups, founders, investors,…
kindrik partners advises lifetrack on its US$5.2m series A round
Our Southeast Asia team have advised Singapore based healthtech company, Lifetrack Medical Systems on its US$5.2million series A round led by UOB Ventures Management and global health technology leader, Phillips. Lifetrack focuses…
free legal consultations for southeast asian startups
We’re excited to launch our latest initiative for tech startups in Southeast Asia – free online consultations. how it works Simply click on the booking link, find an available appointment…
antworks completes US$15m series A round with softbank
Our Southeast Asian team is pumped after helping Singapore based artificial intelligence company Antworks complete its series A round in late July. Antworks raised US$15m from the investment arm of…
experian leads $28million series C investment in c88
Our Kindrik Partners Southeast Asia team is thrilled to have advised fintech leader, C88 Financial Technologies, on its $28 million series C investment round led by Experian. The deal represents one of…
kindrik partners advise on alodokter – softbank deal
Lee Bagshaw and Chris Wilson have advised Indonesian based health-tech startup Alodokter on its USD9million series B funding round. The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and follows the company’s USD2.5m series A…
kindrik partners advises prenetics on alibaba transaction
Our lawyers Lee Bagshaw and Chris Wilson advised Prenetics (a Hong Kong based startup making DNA testing products) on its USD40million investment round, led by Alibaba and Beyond Ventures amongst others.…
first impressions of the singapore investment scene
As readers of our newsletter will know, I arrived in Singapore at the start of March as our first staff member on the ground in Southeast Asia. settling in It’s…
kindrik partners advises healthtech startup on $6.3million series A investment
We’re thrilled to have advised healthtech startup, mClinica, on its US6.3million series A investment. The financing round was led by Silicon Valley fund, Unitus Impact, and Global Innovation Fund based…
legal tips for startups raising series B financing
Lee and Chris recently blogged for Asia tech media site e27 on legal issues when raising a series B round out of Singapore. Whilst we don’t see lots of companies…
kindrik partners advises NZ fintech star, latipay, on series A financing
We are pleased to have advised NZ payments company, LatiPay, on its series A investment led by Jubilee Capital Management, with participation from others. LatiPay enables Chinese consumers to pay…
exploring Vietnam’s tech ecosystem: 6 things I learnt
I recently explored Vietnam’s tech startup scene as part of New Zealand’s ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative delegation visiting the country. Here’s the download: 1. moving fast NZ tech entrepreneurs…
kindrik partners advises blockchain startup coins.ph on US$5m series A funding
Chris Wilson recently advised Coins.ph (a Philippines based startup) on its US$5m series A investment round, led by Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund (managed by Quona Capital). Innovation Endeavours, Pantera Capital,…
kindrik partners advises on series B investment in leading fintech startup, C88
Lee Bagshaw and Chris Wilson recently advised Southeast Asian fintech leader, Compare88 (now called C88), on its series B investment led by Telstra Ventures. Existing investors Monks Hill Ventures and…
kindrik partners advises on US$10.5million investment in leading AI startup
We recently advised global VC funds, Rakuten Ventures and WI Harper, on the US$10.5million series B investment in global A.I. startup, ViSenze. Using machine learning, ViSenze develops visual search and…
kindrik partners advises on US$35million VC financing deal
We recently advised Rakuten Ventures on the US$35million series B investment in Carousell, the social commerce site operating in Southeast Asia. The deal is one of the largest ever series…
kiwi companies raising capital in southeast asia: thoughts from justin hall
In our first blog on capital raising in Southeast Asia, Lee Bagshaw chats with Justin Hall of Golden Gate Ventures (GGV), an early-stage VC firm in Southeast Asia with over…
lee’s presentation on opportunities in southeast asia
Last week we hosted two events in our Auckland office for the tech community. Lee Bagshaw, who recently joined our team from Singapore, shared his experiences on doing tech deals in…
lee talks to futurebooks about southeast asia’s tech startup scene
This week Lee Bagshaw, a recent addition to the Kindrik Partners team, was interviewed by Futurebooks about his views on the Southeast Asia tech startup scene, and relocating to New Zealand. Futurebooks…