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The Business Times, 31st January 2019 – “Clearbridge to raise S$11 million in convertible bond issuance to fund acquisitions

Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 25th Dec 2018 - https://www.seisakukikaku.metro.tokyo.jp/invest_tokyo/english/case-studies/#2018

Biolidics Limited, 18th December 2018 – “Listing confirmation on SGX’s Catalist Board

The Business Times, 12th December 2018 – “Biolidics launches IPO to raise S$6.1m

Yahoo Finance, 11th December 2018 – “Biolidics selling 27.5 mil new shares at 28 cents each in conjunction with Catalist listing

Mandurah Mail, 24th October 2018 – “Federal government to invest $21.75m in Peel Business Park

Business Insider, 19th June 2018 – “Fund Singapore Announces Matthias Yeo as Chief Innovation Officer

AsiaOne, 19th June 2018 – “Fund Singapore Announces Matthias Yeo as Chief Innovation Officer

PRNewsWire, 19th June 2018 – “Fund Singapore Announces Matthias Yeo as Chief Innovation Officer

Channel Asia, 11th June 2018 – “Symantec APAC CTO swaps regional role for Fund Singapore

Peel Development Commission, 21st February 2018 – “Transform Peel Welcomes Singaporean Tripartite Agreement

Murdoch University, 20th February 2018 – “Peel Development 2018

Government of Western Australia, 19th Februaryy 2018 – “Singapore Agreement brings Transform Peel a step closer

Mandurah Mail, 19th February 2018 – “Singapore Agreement brings Transform Peel a step closer

Community News (AU), 19th February 2018 – “Peel Development Commission signs agri-innovation MOU with State Govt, Fund Singapore and Murdoch University

ManukaLife Pty Ltd, 9th December 2017 – “ManukaLife Completes Capital Raising

Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUTD), 3rd June 2017 – “SUTD Partners with Six Venture Capitalists to Nurture Startups

 

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Fund Singapore Appoints New Chief Investment Officer

SINGAPORE, February 25, 2019 – Fund Singapore Pte. Ltd., an MAS regulated financial institution, today announced the appointment of Kevin Foo as Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

In his new role, Kevin will oversee the investment portfolio and development of investment policies to deliver strong outcomes for the group and its investors.

Kevin joins Fund Singapore from Cap Vista, the strategic investment arm of Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), a statutory board of the Singapore Ministry of Defence where he served as Head of Investment since 2015. During his tenure at Cap Vista, he helped expand the fund’s portfolio to include various investments that saw interest and funding from established venture capital entities such as Alibaba Ventures, Real Ventures and Mark Cuban Ventures.

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin on board as our new CIO,” said Fund Asia[1] CEO, Lester Chan. “Kevin brings extensive experience in VC investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem to the management team and will make substantial impact in providing investment leadership to our financial organization.”

Kevin’s appointment comes at an ideal time when Fund Singapore is solidifying its investment strategies and portfolio into China and ASEAN to deepen its operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The group presently operates in Singapore, Australia and Japan.

[1] Fund Asia is the parent company of Fund Singapore, Fund APAC (Australia) and Fund Japan


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Fund Singapore strengthens operations in Singapore with the unveiling of larger management office and new executive hires.

SINGAPORE, June 26, 2018 – Fund Singapore Pte. Ltd., an MAS regulated financial institution, is Singapore’s premier equity and lending-based crowdfunding platform. This month, they unveiled their new management office at Bank of Singapore Centre and onboarding of their new Chief Innovation Officer, Matthias Yeo. Mr. Yeo joined Fund Singapore from his last position as CTO of Symantec (APAC). The new developments were driven in response to growing interest and demand of retail investors in crowdfunding private equity and venture capital investments. The management office will also house new executive hires that will work to solidify the brand’s capacity in the region.

Fund Singapore hand-selects an average of 25 promising companies to back, out of over 600 business plans it received in yearly, after stringent due diligence is conducted by its in-house investment team. The average amount being crowdfunded per campaign is S$1,500,000.

Fund Singapore has recently rolled out a revamped version of their website that houses its crowdfunding platform and is significantly more secured than previous versions. To facilitate usability of its investment platform, Fund Singapore has established a strategic agreement with Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) and Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) that allows the respective payment gateways to be utilised on the platform. This enables Fund Singapore’s investors to choose from a variety of payment options – cheque, eNETS, DBS iBanking Bill Payment – to utilise when selecting campaigns that best align with their investment goals.


About Fund Singapore:

Fund Singapore is Singapore’s premier equity and debt-based crowdfunding platform, with a mission to channel funds effectively between investors and innovative companies that are in need of capital for growth. To date, we are uniquely positioned to offer both equity and debt securities to institutional, accredited and retail investors because we hold the Capital Market Services (CMS) license issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Fund Singapore adopts stringent measures to be one of the most secured platforms in Singapore. With technological innovation forming the cornerstone of what we do, Fund Singapore is able to augment the financial services industry by marrying funds more effectively between investors and local credit-worthy companies.

For more information on what we do, or to register as an investor – visit www.fundsingapore.com.sg/ 

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Fund Singapore Announces Matthias Yeo as Chief Innovation Officer

SINGAPORE, June 18, 2018 – Fund Singapore Pte. Ltd., an MAS regulated financial institution, is pleased to announce Matthias Yeo has been appointed Chief Innovation Officer and Board Advisor.

Mr. Yeo joins Fund Singapore following 4 years at Symantec Corporation where he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for APAC. During his tenure with Symantec, he played a leading role in driving the organization’s solution strategy and technology vision throughout Asia Pacific. He serves as a trusted advisor in the area of governance to senior executives and in strategizing and improving the overall security postures for their organization. Prior to his role at Symantec, Matthias was former CTO of Blue Coat Security Systems until it was acquired by Symantec in 2016.

 “I am pleased to have Matthias on board with Fund Singapore. The timing of his joining us could not have been more perfect given that we have expanded across Asia Pacific. Matthias’ skills and experience will enable us to bring about synergistic value across our operations in Singapore, Japan, Australia and soon to be China” comments Lester Chan, CEO of Fund Singapore and Chairman of Fund Asia.

Fund Singapore is working on building a unified technology platform that will seamlessly connect its entities’ operations in Asia. Matthias will be looking into the development of our innovation arm using artificial intelligence and blockchain to bring this synthesis to life. Fund Singapore is in the midst of establishing an innovation hub in Japan that will be crucial in furthering our expansion into Asia.

Fund Singapore, the flagship entity of Fund Asia, is currently one of the prominent crowdfunding platform in Asia Pacific.

About Fund Singapore:

Fund Singapore is Singapore’s premier equity and lending-based crowdfunding platform with a Capital Market Services (CMS) license awarded by the MAS. To date, we are uniquely positioned to offer both equity and debt securities to institutional, accredited and retail investors.

Fund Singapore adopts stringent measures to be one of the most secured platforms in Singapore. With technological innovation forming the cornerstone of what we do, Fund Singapore is able to augment the financial services industry by marrying funds more effectively between investors and local credit-worthy companies.

For more information on what we do, or to register as an investor – visit www.fundsingapore.com.sg/  

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