Nicholas Charles Statman

Singapore’s trade finance startup Incomlend raises $20M led by Sequoia Capital India

Incomlend, a Singapore-headquartered startup that operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, has raised $20 million in a new financing round, it said on Tuesday. …

Japan’s GPIF earns $118 billion in first-quarter returns as stock markets rally – Reuters India

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) said on Friday it earned a first-quarter investment return of 12.49 trillion yen ($118.4 billion) as global stock markets rallied, …

Japan’s GPIF earns $118 bln in Q1 returns as stock markets rally – Reuters India

TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) said on Friday it earned a first-quarter investment return of 12.49 trillion yen ($118.4 billion) as global stock markets ra…

Project Ubin, the Singaporean money authority’s blockchain initiative, moves closer to commercialization

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and state investment firm Temasek announced today that Project Ubin, its blockchain-based multi-currency payments network, has proven its commercial potentia…

Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde gets into the sleep space, backing NY-based Proper

Helping Americans get their forty winks has never been more necessary as the country faces what some health experts have called a sleep epidemic, and Snoop Dogg’s cannabis-focused firm Casa Verde Cap…

Springboard raises $31 million to expand its mentor-guided education platform to more geographies

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it lo…

Taiwan-based TNL Media Group raises $8 million to build its publishing and data analytics businesses

Since launching in 2013, Taipei-based TNL Media Group has grown from an independent news site to a media company with several online publishing verticals and a data analytics business. The company, f…

Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India

Toppr, one of the largest online learning startups in India, has secured $46 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its platform including a new product. Dubai-headquartered investmen…

Mike Pompeo holds ‘candid’ talks with PM on Huawei and Dunn

Image copyrightReuters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met Boris Johnson in Downing Street for “candid” talks on a range of security and economic issues, including China. Chinese involvement …

DRX closes $10M Series A investment – Reuters.com

DRX has secured a $10 million Series A investment as a means to strengthen its infrastructure and welfare for players, global content production and marketing. The investment also is expected to al…