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simmonds stewart advises quantum computing startup entropica labs on seed round
Simmonds Stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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.
simmonds stewart 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 Simmonds Stewart’s newly-designed website for Southeast Asian tech companies and startups: simmondsstewart.sg We believe in empowering entrepreneurs and tech companies by giving…
simmonds stewart 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 Simmonds Stewart 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,…
simmonds stewart 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 Simmonds Stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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,…
simmonds stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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…
simmonds stewart 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 Simmonds Stewart team, was interviewed by Futurebooks about his views on the Southeast Asia tech startup scene, and relocating to New Zealand. Futurebooks…