Author: Peter Huynh

PatSnap secures $38 million in Series D funding led by Sequoia and Shunwei, with Qualgro

“PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today closed its Series D investment round led by Sequoia Capital and Shunwei Capital, with participation from Qualgro, The company closed US$38 million from the three investors, taking PatSnap’s total funding to date to over US$100 million.”

Read more at: https://www.patsnap.com/resources/pr/patsnap-secures-38-million 

Singapore video creation platform snags $20m from Sequoia, Qualgro, and more

“Singapore-based video creation platform 90 Seconds has raised US$20 million in a series B funding round from a range of investors including SIG, Airtree Ventures, Sequoia India, Qualgro Venture Capital, Atami Capital, and Right Click Capital.”

Read more at: https://www.techinasia.com/90-seconds-snags-20m-improve-experience 

Data Republic $22m capital raising backed by Singapore Inc

“The venture capital fund of the Singtel Group and Singapore Airlines have joined three of Australia’s big four banks and Qantas as investors in Data Republic, a data-sharing platform creating secure infrastructure that could facilitate a new bilateral market for trade in data between Australia and Singapore.

The $22 million Series B raising was backed by existing investors Qualgro, a Singapore-based VC fund, Westpac’s corporate venture fund Reinventure Group, ANZ Banking Group and Ryder Innovation Fund.”

Read more at: https://www.afr.com/technology/data-republic-22m-capital-raising-backed-by-singapore-inc-20181204-h18ool

NuraLoop packs personalized sound into wireless buds

“Nura’s first headphones were certainly a conversation starter. The hybrid design mixed over-ear design, with in-ear buds. The wireless headset’s main trick, however, was the built-in audio test that uses otoacoustic emissions to spot any weak spots in your hearing and adjust the sound to compensate — like having glasses for your ears.

Nura’s just revealed its second pair of headphones, called the NuraLoop — the design is much more conventional, similar to many sports-flavored wireless buds. But that all-important hearing test remains.”

Read more at: https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/06/nuraloop-personalized-sound-wireless-buds/

Sydney AI startup Curious Thing raises $1.5 million from Reinventure and Qualgro

“Sydney artificial intelligence startup Curious Thing has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Reinventure Group and Qualgro.

Founded last year by startup veterans Sam Zheng, previously cofounder and CTO of Reinventure portfolio company Hyper Anna; Dr Han Xu, formerly head of machine learning at the ASX-listed Flamingo AI; and David McKeague, previously cofounder of Incoming Media, the startup’s technology focuses on asking, rather than answering, questions.”

Read more at: https://www.startupdaily.net/2019/02/sydney-ai-startup-curious-thing-raises-1-5-million-reinventure-qualgro/

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