Thomson Medical’s digital and WhiteCoat to launch telehealth app for women, children

Thomson X – the digital arm of Thomson Medical Group (TMG) – recently announced a joint venture (JV) with telehealth provider WhiteCoat. Following WhiteCoat’s S$10.8 million Series A funding round led by Golden Equator Ventures and Korea Investment Partners (via the GEC-KIP Technology and Innovation Fund) in 2021, he JV will enable WhiteCoat to capture a more sustainable area of growth, and provide better value for its consumer base. Furthermore, the JV will enable doctors under TMG to cater to a wider patient base. In the year ahead, the JV will also see WhiteCoat launch a mobile application offering online-to-offline healthcare services that meet the health and wellness needs of women and children.

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Vietnamese proptech firm bags $10.2m investment from Mekong Capital

Our portfolio company Rever – a Vietnam-based prop-tech startup has recently raised US$10.2 million in their latest funding round. Rever plans to use the funds raised to expand into 20 cities, build 200 transaction centers, and employ 20,000 agents in Vietnam by 2025.

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Meet the CEO: Vault Dragon Is on a Mission To Integrate Healthcare in Asia

“No one said it would be easy, but no one said it would be this hard,” said Vault Dragon Medical‘s Founder and CEO, , as he shares his entrepreneurship journey. Starting as a logistics technology solutions company in 2013, Tseng pivoted his startup to contribute to the digital transformation of Singapore’s healthcare industry.

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Investors bet big on Vietnam’s proptech sector as startups diversify into allied services

The burgeoning proptech market in Vietnam is increasingly catching the fancy of investors as startups look to diversify into other allied services such as decor, insurance and mortgage and not just be reliant on listings.

The total amount pumped in by foreign and homegrown investors in the sector touched about $75 million between January 2019 and December 2020, per venture capital firm FEBE Ventures’s estimates. In fact, given the fragmented nature of the sector, the number could well be under-reported, cautioned experts.

Read more on DealStreetAsia.

Why recruitment startup Glints is focusing on education

Every fresh graduate faces the same challenge: to find the right job that suits their passion and skills. The process of seeking employment straight out of university can be overwhelming, but there are job matching platforms that help would-be professionals find the perfect match, like Glints.

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Malaysian food delivery startup Pop Meals (formerly dahmakan) raises $18m

Pop Meals (formerly dahmakan), the newest addition to our GEC-KIP fund is the first Malaysian startup to be part of the Y Combinator startup programme. This US$18 million Series B round will see the team further develop the operating system that powers its end-to-end business. Leveraging technology and “cloud kitchens” to optimise their entire value chain, Pop Meals is uniquely placed to cater to the rising demand for food delivery services in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Read more on TechCrunch here.


VenturePreneurs: Vault Dragon

Expanding into three different cities to roll out two different services in just three months is no small feat, but our portfolio company Vault Dragon achieved just that.

The digital health solution company was recently featured on an episode of Channel News Asia’s VenturePreneurs, a series that looks into challenges that fledging ventures face if they choose to go global. The episode explores how Vault Dragon’s founder digitised the end to end patient journey in Shanghai, Bangkok, and Batam over three months.

Watch the episode on ChannelNewsAsia here.

Brands should fully trust the influencers they work with, says Gushcloud CEO

Gushcloud International, our portfolio company specialising in global influencer marketing understands that there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to working with influencers. There has to be trust, and a genuine relationship between clients and influencers, in order to drive the right reactions and engagement for the brand.

This is why Gushcloud focuses on bridging genuine relationships, fostering trust and open communication between brands and influencers that allow them to achieve their objectives more effectively.

Read more for what founder and CEO Althea Lim has to say on the global influencer marketing landscape on The Drum.

How one startup looks to revitalize Vietnam’s opaque real estate brokerage space

Vietnam’s real estate industry is often riddled with scams, and only 10% to 12% of Vietnam’s real estate brokers have gone through relevant training for their field, resulting in market inefficiencies and low customer satisfaction. Rever, our Ho Chi Minh based portfolio company, aims to make real estate transactions as simple and transparent as possible.

Through their online-offline hybrid brokerage system and training academy for agents, they are striving to increase and maintain high trust between property developers and consumers, bridging a gap in the real estate brokerage industry.

Find out more about their motivations and future plans on TechinAsia.

Gushcloud raises $11 million amid growth in influencer marketing

Golden Equator Ventures’ GEC-KIP Fund was among participating investors and venture capital firms in Gushcloud International’s fundraising round of US$11 million. This round will see the Singapore-based influencer agency group expand into key markets such as China and the United States.

This announcement comes together with changes to the management, as the team seeks to grow in these two strategic markets, that are home to some of the world’s biggest talents, brands and audiences.

Read more on Asiaone.