Sunday, September 25, 2022

Champel Capital takes part in Indoor Robotics’ $18 million Series A funding

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Champel Capital announced that it has added Indoor Robotics to its investment portfolio. Indoor Robotics has a vision of a higher quality of life made possible with the help of task-oriented robots. Champel Capital is a young VC believing in entrepreneurs developing innovative products that respond to real market needs and will make impact on the world.

MetaProp names industry leader Satoshi Murakami Regional Director

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MetaProp—the global venture capital firm focused on the PropTech industry—announced plans to accelerate its growth in APAC by appointing Satoshi Murakami as Region Director. Murakami joins the firm after spending the past four years as Director of Corporate Venture Capital group at Sumitomo Corporation, as well as holding various roles in its Real Estate Division, focused on commercial real estate development in the Asia Pacific region.

Asian tech startups to compete for the 11th AEA 2022 Innovation Award

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The Asian Entrepreneurship Award Steering Committee announced that it will hold the Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2022 event (AEA 2022) online from Wednesday, October 26th to Thursday, October 27th. Now in their 11th year, the Asian Entrepreneurship Awards recognize and reward innovation among emerging entrepreneurs and tech startups in Asia.

TGV 4 Plus Follow On Fund makes first investment in Animoca Brands

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True Global Ventures 4 Plus (TGV 4 Plus) Fund and TGV 4 Plus Follow On Fund (TGV 4 Plus FoF) announced a $17.2m convertible note investment into Animoca Brands out of a total raise of $110m. Other investors included Boyu Capital, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Temasek and GGV Capital. The investment comes after Animoca Brands’ second closing at a valuation of $5.9 billion (based on Australian dollar exchange rates), on July 12, 2022.

Cleantech water developer Gradiant recognized for environmental impact

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Gradiant, a solutions provider and developer for cleantech water, was named 7th in the Real Leaders ECO Innovation Awards 2022 for firms creating positive environmental impact, and received a Great Place to Work award for its Singapore headquarters and Global Tech Labs. The Real Leaders ECO Innovation award honors global companies applying innovative environmental solutions for the greater good. It is an annual global ranking of companies that drive environmental impact in all major sectors of the economy. Gradiant ranked 7th in the world for its proprietary Carrier Gas Extraction (CGE) technology that was used to deliver sustainable water solutions for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical brand owner in Singapore.

FedEx expands FICP service to New Zealand and three APAC markets

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FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, has expanded FedEx® International Connect Plus (FICP), an international, day-definite, e-commerce shipping service that combines competitive speed with attractive prices to four more markets across the Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. This includes Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. 

Carlita, DJ Tennis, and Calamar Crew selected to headline AFTER 2049

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TOKEN2049, Asia’s premier crypto conference, announced the DJ line-up of AFTER 2049, the official closing event of this year’s September edition. Headlined by Istanbul-based DJ and producer Carlita, electronic icon DJ Tennis, and Moojo, Mo-Shi and Leon (Calamar Crew), AFTER 2049 will happen on Friday, 30 as it takes over the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands.

Nutanix promotes Aaron White to Vice President and General Manager APJ

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Nutanix, a player in hybrid multicloud computing, announced the appointment of Aaron White as vice president and general manager, APJ Sales, effective immediately. He will be based in Singapore and report directly to Nutanix’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) Andrew Brinded.

Esteemed personalities in physics and politicians light up Florence

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Thanks to the El.En. Group of Calenzano, a specialized in laser production for medical and industrial applications, and for conservation of artistic heritage, an event was organized to mark 40 years since it was founded in the presence of the 2018 Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Gérard Mourou, and other prominent professors who contributed to pioneering research in the field of laser physics, paving the way for a multitude of scientific applications.

Barclays hires Daniel Hanna to further excellence for sustainable finance

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Barclays has appointed Daniel Hanna as Global Head of Sustainable Finance for the Corporate and Investment Bank to create a center of excellence for sustainable finance. He will be based in London and joins the Corporate and Investment Bank’s Management Committee.