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Triple-A Raises $10M Series A From Peak XV, Shorooq Partners and 1982 Ventures
Triple-A the global digital currency payment institution announces their US$10 Million Series A funding round today. The round was led by Peak XV Partners (formerly Sequoia India & Southeast Asia), with participation from existing investor 1982 Ventures, along with the strategic backing of Shorooq Partners, leading tech investor from Middle East.
LUNA Raises Funds from TNB Aura and Seedstars to Become Indonesia’s Vertical SaaS platform for Retailers
LUNA, an Indonesian embedded fintech and vertical SaaS platform for retailers and MSMEs, today announced the completion of a round of financing led by TNB Aura through its TNBA Scout initiative, with participation from Seedstars as well as existing investors 1982 Ventures, Century Oak Capital, and Prasetia Dwidharma.
1982 Ventures Expands Regional Team with Key Ecosystem and Platform Hire
New hire to strengthen 1982 Ventures' capabilities supporting strategic stakeholders including founders, limited partners and corporate partners.
1982 Ventures shares insights in UOB Fintech in ASEAN Report 2021
1982 Ventures shares insights in UOB Fintech in ASEAN 2021 Report for Singapore Fintech Festival. In a collaboration with PwC Singapore and Singapore Fintech Association, UOB published FinTech in ASEAN 2021: Digital takes flight.
Podcast: Southeast Asia Fintech with 1982 Ventures
Scott Krivokopich and Herston Elton Powers, Managing Partners of 1982 Ventures joined Merek Danyluk, CEO and Managing Partner of Space Executive Group and Space Ventures, to share their insights on Southeast Asian fintech, on the "Space Talks" podcast. They discussed the fintech environment in Southeast Asia, investment strategies, challenges faced ..
1982 Ventures backed Go Zayaan Is Working to Make Travel Easier in Bangladesh (Business Standard)
1982 Ventures backed Go Zayaan, which recently raised $2.6M USD in Seed investment, is working to make travel easier and upgrade the online travel agency industry in Bangladesh. 1982 Ventures is the leading seed fund in Southeast Asia.
1982 Ventures Backed Vietnam Proptech Homebase Raises USD$30M
1982 Ventures backed Vietnamese proptech Homebase has raised $30 million in equity and debt from a group of foreign investors including Y Combinator, Partech Partners, Goodwater Capital, according to an announcement.1982 Ventures is the leading seed fund focused on fintech in Southeast Asia.
1982 Ventures invest in Ex-Grab Executive's MSME book-keeping app in the Philippines
1982 Ventures backs Lista - a bookkeeping app for MSMEs based in the Philippines. Through its financial inclusion app, they offer Filipinos a free and secure way of managing finances such as tracking debts, recording transactions and issuing invoices.
1982 Ventures Backs Indonesian Personal Finance App Pina
PINA Founding Team (from left): Fajar Kuntoro (CTO), Christian Hermawan (Co-founder), Daniel van Leeuwen (CEO) and Hendry Chou (CPO) 1982 Ventures backs Pina- an Indonesia based platform that provides wealth management and financial planning services through its app which has enabled Indonesians to manage and grow their money by providing automated money management and investing solutions in a single app.
1982 Ventures backed Fundiin raises $1.8M USD in oversubscribed round from Affirm executives.
1982 Ventures backed Fundiin, Vietnam's leading buy-now, pay-later raises $1.8M USD in oversubscribed round. 1982 Ventures is the leading seed fund focused on fintech in Southeast Asia.
1982 Ventures invests in Singapore Based Data Transformation Platform Bluesheets
1982 Ventures backs Bluesheets, a Singapore-based data transformation platform, in an oversubscribed round of $1.5 million USD.
1982 Ventures backs NextPay, Philippines' first neobanking platform for businesses and entrepreneurs
1982 Ventures backs NextPay – Philippine-based fintech startup NextPay, an all-in-one digital banking solutions provider has raised USD $1.6 million in seed funding from leading funds and prominent angel investors.
1982 Ventures backs Infina, the “Robinhood of Vietnam” Digital Investment App
1982 Ventures backs Infina, Vietnam-based digital investment platform, in an oversubscribed 7-digit seed round. 1982 Ventures is the leading seed fund focused on fintech in Southeast Asia.
Podcast: The Fund Investing in the Plaid, Stripe and Klarna of Southeast Asia
Herston Elton Powers, Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures joined Kunal Thakur on the Geeks of The Valley podcast to share his experience building the leading seed stage fund investing in fintech in Southeast Asia.He discusses why Southeast Asia fintech is the key venture capital investment opportunity, recent investments and portfolio developments and how 1982 Ventures provides access to this fast growing asset ..
Podcast: Vietnam's leading BNPL service, Fundiin's CEO and Co-Founder, Nguyen Anh Cuong
Nguyễn Ảnh Cường, CEO and Co-Founder, of Fundiin, joins podcast host Ruby Nguyễn on Vietcetera's Vietnam Innovators, an emerging podcast about the country's growing economic might, to discuss the ups and downs in the early years of Fundiin, finding the right product for the market, strategies to scale.
1982 Ventures Backs Indonesian Earned Wage Access and Financial Inclusion Fintech Wagely
1982 Ventures backs wagely – an Indonesia-based platform that provides financial wellness and earned wage access to millions of low and middle-income workers. 1982 Ventures is an early backer of wagely and the only seed fund focused on fintech in Southeast Asia.
Proctor & Gamble (P&G) - Sustainable Merchant Microcredit for Emerging Markets
1982 Ventures was invited for the launch of iLab 2021, a three-day virtual innovation festival organized by Procter and Gamble (P&G) in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board and Pilot 44. The festival aimed at bringing together local and regional startups to develop technology solutions for challenges faced in ..
Buy Now Pay Later For Impact in Southeast Asia
Scott Krivokopich (Managing Partner at 1982 Ventures) was invited to deliver a presentation to impact and institutional credit investors on what makes Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) businesses attractive for investment. He delivered insights on why these businesses have been growing so rapidly on a global level, provides a sustainable ..
Just Say No To Investors That Are Not a Fit
Scott Krivokopich, Managing Partner, of 1982 Ventures joins podcast host Konstantin Dubovitskiy on Fundraising Radio, a podcast about fundraising for early-stage startups, to discuss Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, how startup founders should approach investors, and how to find the right investor for your startup.
1982 Ventures Announces Investment into Leading Vietnam Buy-Now, Pay-Later Fundiin
Fundiin, Vietnam’s leading buy now, pay later, announces close of venture funding round led by 1982 Ventures and others. Fundiin is a financial technology company that offers a buy-now, pay-later payment option to consumers at the point of sale, driving up to 30% increase in sales for partner merchants.
1982 Ventures Announces Investment into Financial API Provider Brick
Brick, a fintech API provider, has secured funding from 1982 Ventures and other leading venture capital firms from Indonesia, Silicon Valley and Singapore.
Google Pay shaping up to be a serious contender in Southeast Asia
User acquisition is a pain for new players, but Google Pay seems to have cracked the code for digital payments. 1982 Ventures stressed how Google Pay could push regional digital payments past the current inflection point.
1982 Ventures and South Korea’s Infobank, C&Venture Partners and BTC Investment Sign Investment Partnership
1982 Ventures, a leading early stage venture capital firm in Southeast Asia, has entered a strategic partnership with three leading South Korean investors Infobank (039290: KOSDAQ), C&Venture Partners and BTC Investment.
The Rise of Financial Wellness in Southeast Asia
1982 Ventures takes a look at how fintechs are reinventing financial wellness in Southeast Asia.
Fintech in ASEAN Report Get Up, Reset, Go!
1982 Ventures shares insights in UOB Fintech in ASEAN ReportIn a collaboration with PwC Singapore and Singapore Fintech Association, UOB published Fintech in ASEAN: Get up, Reset, Go! which examines the pandemic’s impacts on businesses, fundraising, and industry outlook for fintech firms.
The Next Big Thing in Fintech for Southeast Asia
Scott Krivokopich, Managing Partner, of 1982 Ventures joined SoHo Advisor's Frank Troise on the Unhedged podcast for a candid conversation on the next big thing in Southeast Asia fintech, the massive gaps across the payments ecosystem and where Singapore digibank hopefuls go from here.
1982 Ventures Announces Investment into Homebase
Homebase, a proptech and home ownership platform in Vietnam, has secured funding from 1982 Ventures and leading VCs from Silicon Valley, Vietnam and Singapore.
Managing a Specialist Fund and the Power of Going Deep
Listen to a candid conversation on the Southeast Asia fintech scene, running a specialised venture firm, the role of banks in fintech, neobanks and the verticalization of banking.
1982 Ventures Presents at INSEAD Emerging Markets Conference
Starting a Southeast Asia VC fund and how to break into VC. 1982 Ventures was invited to join a panel at INSEAD’s Emerging Markets Conference on starting an ASEAN Focused Venture Capital Fund.
1982 Ventures Appoints Ashley Chu as a New Venture Partner
1982 Ventures is proud to announce that Ashley Chu has joined the 1982 Ventures team as a Venture Partner.
Masterclass on Fund Raising for Founders
1982 Ventures was invited to deliver a Masterclass for the F10 “Prototype to Product” batch.
Bandung Startups Pitching Day
1982 Ventures was invited to participate in the Bandung Startups Pitching Day as a judge in collaboration with The Greater Hub Bandung.
See First | 近期东南亚金融圈：多金的支付，受重创的借贷，被低估的保险科技
In an interview with 7.5 Degree, Scott Krivokopich, Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures, talks about the relevance of early-stage fintech investing in Southeast Asia for Chinese investors. He also explains 1982 Ventures emphasis on scalability and sustainability when evaluating investments into fintech startups, driving impact and superior investment returns.
Doing Deals Responsibly in A Crisis
Why seed is less risky than late stage, emerging trends in Southeast Asia’s tech and VC ecosystem, and the impact of Covid-19 on startups. Scott Krivokopich, Managing Partner at 1982 Ventures, discusses these topics and more with Kunal Thakur on the Geeks of the Valley podcast.
Philippines Remains a Key Market for 1982 Ventures
In this interview, 1982 Ventures talks about the region’s fintech landscape, how the Philippines is growing and how Covid-19 is affecting the startup sector.
Krasia Article On 1982 Ventures
1982 Ventures is SE Asia's first exclusively seed-stage fintech VC firm
1982 Ventures Hosts Indonesia PE/VC Ecosystem
1982 Ventures and DWF were delighted to have hosted over one hundred of venture capital and private equity investors in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Indonesian Founder Event in Jakarta
Herston Powers of 1982 Ventures shares his views on venture capital, fund raising, company building, talent and culture to a group of entrepreneurs in Jakarta, Indonesia.