Maker helps produce and distribute videos to more than million subscribers worldwide across more than 55, channels. Its videos now collectively garner some 5. Kjellberg has more than 25 million subscribers and is YouTube's single most-subscribed star. The deal is expected to close in Disney's third fiscal quarter. As one of the first platforms to help Western mobile developers crack China's mobile games market of over million users, Yodo1 will use the funding to strengthen its core business and support strategic expansion into the world's top smartphone markets.
The Company's priority will be Japan and Korea, which are ranked first and second respectively for Google Play mobile revenue by country. Like China, both countries are difficult for outside developers to penetrate due to language and cultural barriers, native social network ecosystems and differing monetization models. As a first step in this expansion, Yodo1 has established a new production studio in Seoul to extend its co-production publishing model in the Korean market.
Yodo1 recognized this early on by bringing together Western developers and Asian gamers. Today, they are in a unique position to leverage this trend to expand throughout Asia and other top smartphone markets — and we are proud to invest in their growth," said Jenny Lee, partner, GGV Capital.
Open for business all year round With an application process now open throughout the year, innovators around the country can apply for funding when they're ready. Now we're open all year long, startups now have the freedom to approach us when the timing is right for them. The reality is that for startups, customers and partners are just as important as funding. We think the best way Optus can contribute is to provide opportunities for the community to come together.
The first will look at how the new digital age of innovation impacts the way we learn. VenueMob, a startup that gives party people the power to find, compare and book functions, has expanded to include hundreds of venue partners in both Sydney and Melbourne. Peter continued, "cast and VenueMob are both examples of great local startups that have gone to the next level and we're proud to be with them on the journey.
When they're ready to expand overseas, we'll be able to help them through our relationship with the Singtel Group and our startup support initiatives throughout Asia. Today's news follows last week's announcement that Maker has acquired Blip, a leading technology platform for distribution of online video.
With talent in more than 80 countries, our viewers outside the U. The new funding will allow us to further expand our team and executive talent globally, extend our technology offerings for content creators and brand partners, and establish our local footprint around the world. The acquisition represents a significant step forward for Rakuten as it continues to add to its digital content offerings and launch its internet services ecosystem into new markets.
Viki's totally unique business model creates new value for a global audience. Viki is a global TV and video site that uniquely brings primetime TV shows, movies, music videos and other premium video content to new audiences and opens up entirely new markets for content providers.
Through its social TV and subtitling intellectual property, Viki's community of viewers have crowdsourced subtitles in more than languages and translated more than million words to date. Rakuten Chairman and CEO, Hiroshi Mickey Mikitani, commented on the deal: "Viki is a one-of-kind company with an entirely unique approach to video streaming that is truly global and truly engaging.
They are fast, agile, and highly mobile. Their smart and creative approach to bringing popular content to global audiences will enable Rakuten to move quickly into new markets around the world. Since our foundation, Rakuten's focus too has been to open up great services, content and goods to a global community.
Viki is a perfect complement to Rakuten's joint philosophies of Empowerment and Shopping IS entertainment. We've built a truly global TV platform, with and for the fans, allowing content owners to reach the world in any language.
While viewers get to enjoy great entertainment they never knew existed anywhere, anytime and in their language, content owners get to reach a globally fragmented market, and increase the size of their target market multiple-fold through localization. Focusing on both content providers and fans, has allowed us to reach traditional TV like ratings online, with top shows getting translated in more than 50 languages.
I am thrilled to enter our next phase of growth as part of the Rakuten family, creating a service that competes with the largest industry players. Rakuten and Viki expect exponential growth in Viki's primary revenue driver, selling advertising against its video content. Viki also syndicates select content and has the potential to launch new revenue models. At the same time, Viki can now leverage Rakuten's 85 million registered users in Japan and deep digital commerce and media experience to grow its user base in Japan and Europe.
Rakuten began its march into global digital content in when it acquired Kobo Inc. That same year, Rakuten welcomed Wuaki. Viki perfectly complements Wuaki. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is a particularly meaningful relationship for Fab. We are very pleased to have Singtel's insight as we explore our expansion plans in the Asia region. Fab is the place to discover the most exciting things in your life. Today, Fab sells in 28 countries across North American and Europe. We are developing plans to bring the Fab lifestyle to Asian markets.
Singtel has a lot in common with Fab — they serve a growing young, and sophisticated population of consumers who are looking for lifestyle products to reflect their optimistic, dynamic and vibrant approach to life. That matches well with the predominantly year-olds that come to Fab to browse and buy unique and compelling items that they'll live with in their homes, wear, and gift.
Jeff Karras, Managing Director of Singtel Innov8, said that, "Fab has a unique and growing business, and is exactly the kind of company Singtel looks to partner to best serve our customers in Asia. We are pleased to lend Singtel's market knowledge and networks to facilitate seamless connections between infrastructure, technology and customer reach as Fab continues to build their global lifestyle brand.
We announced the centralization of our operations at our New York headquarters, underscoring our shift from a flash sales model to more of a comprehensive global online lifestyle shop. We have momentum, we have growth, we have a solid team in place, and we have millions of customers worldwide that we want to continue to fall in love with Fab. More Series D investors will be announced in the coming weeks and months, and we've decided to share that news as it occurs, rather than hold to announce all at once.
We believe that Singtel will be an integral part of creating a superior customer service experience in Asia and are pleased to welcome them as part of our Series D financing round. The round, led by Relay Ventures and Sierra Ventures, is aimed at improving the app's advanced AI and semantic learning machine to harness the massive quantities of calendar data and complex behavior patterns, creating personalized experiences that anticipate needs and complete tasks.
The calendar is life's uber-dashboard to the "who, what, where, when and why" of the actions in one's day. Tempo Smart Calendar connects the dots by presenting all the information people need and then behaves like an assistant by making this information easily actionable right from the calendar. It was designed to be both beautiful and smart, saving time and eliminating hassles.
Common tasks are reduced to a single tap. Dial into conference calls, send a text when running late, check flight status or review an agenda—all without leaving the calendar. The new funding gives the Tempo team the ability to work on delivering solutions for more time-consuming tasks such as the complexities around scheduling meetings.
Tempo AI could be used to enable attendees to know a person's precise location and calculate arrival time when someone is late, suggest a location that's midway between attendees or book more time when the schedule and travel time don't add up. Tempo is already the number one calendar for many people and will eventually become their go-to mobile assistant. It knows you, what you're doing, and where you're going. This is the future of big data engineering—to push the AI down into the individual bits of your calendar.
Tempo is the perfect platform to connect all of the disparate content we have buried in our phones, infer intent and ultimately help us 'do' more. Tempo has applied AI to terabytes of data, including processing over 1 billion documents and enhancing over , unique conference call dial-in formats.
It's a learning machine constantly improving its results. With one in five users now using Tempo as their default calendar, and users opening the app five times per day on average, the company is able to learn from this data to better understand, even anticipate, the actions most commonly made around meetings and calendar events.
Tempo AI has built a seasoned team of specialists from across the machine learning, artificial intelligence, and semantic search domains to tackle the computational challenges unique to assistant technologies. Winarsky is a leading authority on virtual personal assistant technology and was a co-founder and board member of Siri, an SRI spin-off company acquired by Apple in April The funds will be used to expand the footprint of programmatic buying of video advertising throughout Asia.
TubeMogul is backed by venture capital from a diverse group of financial and media heavyweights from both Asia and the United States. This round of financing was led by Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture capital arm of the Singtel Group. Cross Creek Capital, a venture fund associated with Wasatch Advisors, also participated in this round along with existing investors Digital Advertising Consortium, Foundation Capital and Trinity Ventures. In the past year, TubeMogul's offices in Singapore and Sydney have grown from having a handful of sales executives to full teams spanning account management, marketing, and operations and planning.
Previously, Mr. Rossbach helped Cadreon Interpublic Group's trading desk develop a presence in Asia, pioneering global technology partnerships. At TubeMogul, Mr. Rossbach's responsibility is simple: introduce Chinese brand marketers and publishers to the programmatic buying of video ads, and grow TubeMogul's presence.
In just over four years since Trinity first invested, TubeMogul has become an undisputed leader in programmatic brand advertising. We are delighted that TubeMogul is building a world-wide organization to bring its solution to marketers around the globe," says Ajay Chopra, General Partner at Trinity Ventures. The funding will be used to meet incessant and continued demand from non-Chinese indie developers avid to enter the world's largest mobile game market.
This round was led by Singtel Innov8, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Singtel Group, with additional funding from original investor Chang You Fund. Yodo1 CEO Henry Fong notes that the company is experiencing exponential user growth, and incessant demand from Western developers eager to join its roster of partners.
This funding will expand Yodo1's production capacity to be able to work with more Western game companies, and build the company's platform and production team. Some experts forecast China will have million Android and iOS owners by the end of — most of whom play games on their phones on a regular basis.
To learn more about Yodo1 and how to mobilize your games in China, please visit www. Today ShopSpot Mobility announced the launch of its new mobile shopping platform. The ShopSpot platform, which will be offered on the iPhone first, brings fashion brands, retailers, trendsetters and offers together in one place to give consumers a more efficient and engaging experience when shopping on their mobile phones.
Launched first in Thailand, which is one of the fastest growing markets for mobile applications and services, the ShopSpot platform has information and products from hundreds of online retailers in categories such as fashion, beauty, gift, and gadget. The platform targets the fashion-savvy consumer who loves shopping and craving for a rich and intelligent browsing experience on their mobile. This means that one in four shoppers already have immediate access to an incredibly powerful device, no matter where they are.
ShopSpot is leveraging that capability but is also making it more inspirational and fun with a fashion magazine meets social network style interface" said, Thomas Clayton, CEO of Sequoia backed mobile media company BubbleMotion, who also recently joined the Board of Advisors of ShopSpot. The new iOS app launch also coincides with the ShopSpot revealing more details about its seed round.
The Company has previously raised seed investments from a group of Thailand based angel investors led by Kris Nalamlieng and is one of the 11 startups graduating from the inaugural batch of the JFDI. Asia Innov8 Bootcamp. Learn more at shopspotapp. The investment is supported with additional capital from Singtel Innov8 and Singapore-based business angel Ben T Ball. The funding allows Flocations. Tudor Coman, Co-founder at Flocations. This means users can search for a whole vacation just by putting in their price and also lets them discover places they never even thought of within seconds!
It changes the paradigm of traditional travel search and tries to disrupt the travel market by targeting a niche market. It was one of two companies to be earmarked for investment by Singtel Innov8 immediately following the bootcamp demo day. The Israeli-based company will use the funding to expand its team and drive Everything. This shift bridges the gap between the web and applications on mobile.
Apps appear on the screen according to user intent and are all instantly available and ready to use whether the user downloaded them or not. This dynamic platform enhances mobile OS and app store experiences by providing easy access to thousands of apps, games and services available on HTML5. This is why we are such strong supporters of Firefox OS. The integration of Everything. We are excited to be working closely together to further the abilities of the HTML5, and to create an outstanding content experience on the Firefox OS.
For developers, it provides an open web and multiplatform HTML5 playground to innovate beyond the limitations of the existing app stores. For users, it brings the right services to them at the right place at the right time. We look forward to the opportunity this latest round of funding provides Everything. The funds raised will be used to meet tremendous global demand particularly in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, as well as to further innovation around Vuclip's media and advertising platform.
The rapid growth of Vuclip in the past year includes achievements such as hitting 45 million monthly active unique users and 1. Additionally, the company has introduced an iOS app as part of a complementary app and browser strategy to address the needs of all mobile video viewers no matter the device or quality of network they are on. We see this happening in emerging markets in ways that are different compared to developed markets," said Nickhil Jakatdar, CEO, Vuclip.
Vuclip has pioneered ease of sharing across more than 5, different models of handsets and tablets, as well as compression of files by up to 80 percent, reducing the consumption of data in the newly capped mobile data plans. Via Vuclip, global and regional content providers such as AP Associated Press and UTV benefit from being able to monetize quality mobile content while reaching as many viewers as possible. Also, global brands such as Cadbury Silk and Samsung are able to branch out successfully into the burgeoning mobile video advertising space, gaining exposure to consumers who are highly engaged and within the right, tailored context for the brand.
Additionally, Vuclip partners with operators such as Vodafone and Airtel worldwide, offering incremental revenue opportunities, reduced tolls on data load in the face of growing mobile media consumption and custom products. Commentary from Vuclip Investors "Innov8 is focused on identifying the next generation of leaders in enterprise, network and digital media," said Jeff Karras, Managing Director, Singtel Innov8.
The company is poised to be a dominant global media services platform. Australia, November 12, - The Optus-Innov8 Seed Program today announced its inaugural investments in the Australian startup scene, with cast and Venuemob being the first Australian startups to receive funding. These investments kick off the Optus-Innov8 Seed Program's support of local early-stage startups in taking their business to the next level by providing funding, mentoring, networking and dedicated co-working spaces.
Austin R. This really validates our view that the startup community in Australia is bursting with talent and we are proud to offer them the opportunity to take their concepts to the next level. Venuemob has re-imagined the venue booking industry by providing users with a simple-to-use database of party and function locations in Melbourne. Edgar Hardless, CEO, Singtel Innov8 said, "Singtel Innov8 complements the Group's digital strategy by investing in new technologies and entrepreneurial talent worldwide.
We are excited to kick off our first investments as part of the Optus-Innov8 Seed Program in cast and Venuemob, and look forward to seeing more exciting ideas coming out of Australia. About cast www. It aims to change the way broadcast content is delivered to mobiles by offering a free and personalised radio feed made up of your news, weather, social network updates, podcasts and more to inform and entertain on-the-go.
Long Zheng, Co-founder, cast said, "The Optus-Innov8 Seed Program is a significant new opportunity for early stage Australian startups and we're very excited to have both Singtel Innov8 as the investment partner and Optus as a strategic partner. With their technology expertise and business network, we believe the support from Singtel Innov8 and Optus will strengthen our product and business development.
With over plus event spaces across Melbourne, ranging from award-winning bars and restaurants like the Golden Monkey and The Botanical to hospitality groups such as the Publican Group and JBS Hospitality, Venuemob has provided the local social scene with the ultimate party planning guide.
The team is also looking to spread its wings across Australia and incorporate venues from around the country. Besides giving locals an easy way to discover and book the hottest venues, Venuemob's service also delivers another effective channel for owners to market their businesses and generate additional bookings. The Venuemob founders are no strangers to the startup scene. David Wei and Ying Wang previously teamed up to start a group-buying business, which was sold to Groupon in Along with James Giang, the trio have successfully launched a website that delivers benefits for both Australian consumers and businesses.
David Wei, Co-founder, Venuemob said, "The investment will allow us to catalyse our expansion strategy into other cities, so that we can offer function venues in Sydney and other major cities across Australia. It also opens the door to strategic partnership opportunities with Optus and Singtel Group. The support from the Optus-Innov8 Seed Program certainly reflects the fast-growing nature of the Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Launched in , UniQlick has developed its On Demand workflow solution to help agencies and advertisers scale their digital advertising operations by overcoming the challenges of executing digital advertising campaigns in China's complex market. On Demand automates the majority of the campaign workflow, making execution less labor-intensive.
It also enables users to centralize and standardize campaign administration, which helps them overcome issues caused by a lack of uniform digital standards. The lack of uniform web advertising standards or a governing body like the Interactive Advertising Bureau causes very high administrative requirements for campaigns and impedes agencies' ability to focus on the data and its usage.
With a modular feature-oriented design, On Demand requires minimal training and supports users' existing advertising operations. It is also a neutral buy-side solution that works side-by-side with various technologies. Users can plug into existing systems with a single user interface, making it easy for UniQlick customers to work with multiple third party partners. This round of new investment will also accelerate the release of the real-time features.
On Demand already provides the ability to track data across multiple channels and campaigns helping agencies and advertisers overcome the challenge of data silos — a key obstacle to transitioning to real-time operations. The rapid rollout of real-time analytics and real-time bidding combined with sophisticated attribution modelling and algorithms means customer's data becomes the powerful new currency in China's digital landscape.
We have the product, the relationships and the team to continue to build on our position in the Asia-Pacific market. Real time buying involves buying the attention of people, one impression at a time, while an individual is browsing on their PC, tablet, phone or smart TV. The software runs in the cloud, using thousands of servers, processing data on the petabyte-scale, making bids for individual users at the rate of , times per second.
Julian Tol: "We are witnessing the transformation from manual to automated media trading," he said. Now we are starting to directly buy 'customer minutes' one person at a time and what online companies now sell is the access to the customer and all their data. QVIVO, the recently launched cloud-based media company plans to use the capital to expand its infrastructure capacity to meet the incredible growth of users signing up to its unlimited cloud media storage plans.
The company's platform enables users to sync their entire personal media collection of film, music and television favorites to the cloud to be streamed to any browser, desktop or mobile device. QVIVO recently refreshed its suite of apps, allowing users to drag and drop media files and links directly onto the browser to then stream to any device with the QVIVO app installed. Pause a movie on your tablet as you leave the home and resume it on your phone on the way to work, then finish it through your browser in your lunch break - all in sync with the QVIVO Cloud," said Mr.
Finally, QVIVO supersedes other cloud storage platforms by supporting storage capacity for thousands more video and music files. It's an exciting space," said Mr. The investment supports Ness' continued development of its search technology, a "Likeness Engine" that curates personalized recommendations based on people's tastes and preferences. The company also announced an update with robust new features to their first product the Ness Dining Guide, a restaurant search and discovery iPhone app.
Ness' personal "Likeness Score" predicts how much a customer will like a restaurant based on their unique preferences, making it easier to find a place they'll enjoy. The latest release adds restaurant reservations via OpenTable, as well as over , menus from SinglePlatform. With this round of funding, Ness will incorporate additional user preference signals from new social platforms into its technology, and will expand to new verticals by applying its "Likeness Engine to personal search and discovery for nightlife, events, movies, shopping and more.
The company will also continue to build its team of top engineers and computer scientists in systems and interface engineering and machine learning. Ness' technology learns an individual's taste preferences and combines this with signals from their social networks -- including Facebook, Foursquare and Instagram -- to deliver personalized recommendations.
An affiliate of the LeFrak Organization also participated in the most recent round. General Mobile plans to use the proceeds to expand and fund future growth in the fast growing mobile internet business in the emerging markets. Founded in , General Mobile is dedicated to providing mobile internet service to emerging markets with its proprietary content management and application store hosting platform.
The strong growth in mobile phone sales and mobile phone users have led to increased demand for mobile applications, content and services over the last few years in the emerging markets. But these users have often been underserved due to technology limitations and fragmentation in the supply chain in these markets. Through General Mobile's platform and partnership with handset manufacturers, handset brands and mobile content providers, it provides a one-stop mobile internet service offering for emerging market mobile phone users with the application store and applications to meet the users' needs.
With this round of investment, we have on board world-class strategic partners across all the fields to help accelerate our worldwide service deployment as well as enabling us to provide a more complete set of services and solutions. We look forward to working with the company to build and expand on their success to date". Australia, 21 June - The Optus Innov8 Seed Program gives Australian startups access to seed funding, mentoring, networking and dedicated co-working spaces to support their business growth and progression to Series A funding.
The program will support early stage startups with innovative or disruptive digital solutions, either in proof of concept or advanced development stage, in the areas of mobility and convergence, with a focus on industry verticals including health, education and media. Optus has also partnered with Fishburners in Sydney and York Butter Factory in Melbourne to provide the selected startups with dedicated co-working spaces to share ideas and host regular events to connect startups with industry experts and potential investors.
Bryan, Vice President, Digital Communities and Ecosystems, Singtel and Optus, said "We have launched the Seed Program to further accelerate digital innovation in Australia, help keep talent on our shores and make it easier for startups to source local funding and support in the early development stages. We'll continue to evolve the program based on feedback and hope it will give local talent an incentive to grow their business within Australia, and serve as a stepping stone to venture capital funding.
Edgar Hardless, CEO, Singtel Innov8, said "Singtel Innov8 complements the Group's digital strategy by investing in new technologies and entrepreneurial talent worldwide. There is tremendous talent in the Australian market and we expect to invest in up to eight Australian startups in the first year.
With the Singtel Group's strong presence and scale of over million mobile customers, we can assist startups to go regional. Startups can be referred for the program from July via incubators or accelerators, or apply directly via 'pitch events' to be held at Fishburners and York Butter Factory through-out the year.
The first pitch event will be held in late July, with details announced closer to the time. We've been able to expand our co-working space to house more startups while opening up new opportunities for startups that are ready to progress to the seed funding round. It gives them a greater incentive to stay in Australia, and helps grow innovation among the digital startup community.
Existing investors Relay Ventures and GrandBanks Capital also participated in this round of financing. Nexage plans to use the funding to expand its products and technology, global reach, and ecosystem of buyers and sellers to accelerate liquidity in the mobile advertising industry. Key to the investment is the dramatic growth of mobile advertising and the vital role RTB has in fueling that growth.
The industry's rapid scaling and maturity is being driven by the emergence of RTB, which has become the strategic technology foundation of the mobile advertising industry. RTB creates unparalleled market efficiency and liquidity -- a key value realized across all of digital advertising. Mobile RTB is unique, as it provides real-time discovery and targeting capabilities that are central to creating both advertiser value in driving campaign ROI, and publisher value in maximizing the value of their inventory while protecting their brands and channels.
On top of its RTB leadership, Nexage continues to expand its technology, customer base, and capability to further drive liquidity. Nexage recently released the Nexage Ad Server 2. With this financing in place, we will extend our RTB leadership and help drive the growth and maturity of the mobile advertising market. Nexage is well-positioned to be one of the winners in this rapidly growing market.
Demo Day marked the end of an intensive day acceleration programme that has given 11 digital startup companies seed funding, intensive mentorship from international industry experts and the potential to access mobile markets across Asia. Like several local and international investors, Singtel Innov8 Innov8 , the corporate venture arm of the Singtel Group, has opened discussions with some of the bootcamp teams about the possibility of investing.
In the last week, two participants, Kark Mobile Education and ShopSpot, have already received investment offers. In addition, 50 local and international mentors provided advice, as the startups raced through the day programme. The mentors have been great, helping us refine the financial and technical aspects of our project.
Our mindsets shifted when the mentors challenged us to think bigger and see our project as something that could go global. Now that is happening. For the first time, the fasttrack accelerator approach pioneered and proven successful in the US by TechStars has delivered real results in South East Asia. Just as in the US, the bootcamp has been a community effort that would not have been possible without the huge generosity of many people and organisations.
Working with partners such as JFDI, we hope to help create the confidence and processes to inspire and deliver innovation for consumers and businesses across the region. Many were first time entrepreneurs with no formal business training, but had the commitment to apply the 'Lean Startup Methodology' which lies at the heart of the TechStars method. Coupled with community support, this method is the 'secret sauce' that offers the chance to create valuable companies quicker and more consistently than ever before.
Our aim was to have teams focus on customer discovery, hypothesis testing, market validation, and development of a minimum viable product. Some have gone farther than others but all have used a scientific process that roots their decisions in evidence from the real world. The startup companies featured at today's event were: ShopSpot , a C2C mobile app that makes buying and selling items as easy as sending a tweet. Kark Mobile Education , a B2C tablet game platform using collectible QR cards to make 4—12 year old children masters of a simulated world.
Tradegecko , a B2B webbased service providing supply chain management for independent brands and their retailers. Remember , a B2C mobile app is the family Time Capsule in your pocket that makes it simple to capture and relive memories on your smartphone.
FamilyKo , a B2C multiplatform app that allows families separated by business to bond and grow together. Flocations , a B2C web travel service that visualizes nearby destinations on an interactive map, so leisure travellers can browse by budget and book their next getaway in minutes, not hours. Fetch Plus , a B2B web service that gives brand franchises with local businesses control and analytics as they use social media to maximise impact for all their franchisees.
Trafflers , a B2C web service that makes it fun to discover and plan vacations with friends, thereby increasing the frequency and size of group travel bookings online. Stubb , a B2B document sharing service for the masses that connects your printer to the cloud. Anything you can print, you can publish online! Wildby , a fun talking encyclopedia on your iPhone that 5 to 12 year olds can enjoy without needing any literacy skills. TribeHired , the social recruitment platform for fastgrowing startups that puts friends to work.
In addition, the company named two new industry luminaries, Richard J. Lynch and Georges Antoun, to its board of directors. Joined by existing investors, the financing was led by two new investors, Meritech Capital Partners and Singtel Innov8, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Singtel group. Profitable and cash flow-positive in calendar year , Ruckus will use the proceeds to expand and fund future growth into the explosive carrier mobile Internet infrastructure market as well as to bolster its rising position in the enterprise wireless LAN market.
Dick and Georges represent the top caliber of our industry in experience, technical, business and management savvy, as well as relationships with operators and ecosystem partners. We are honored and excited to have them on our team. Their recent service provider wins have already demonstrated this success. Previously, Lynch was executive vice president and chief technology officer for Verizon Communications and had been the executive vice president and chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless and its predecessors since Previously, Antoun spent five years at Cisco Systems where he served as vice president of worldwide systems engineering and field marketing, vice president of worldwide optical operations, and also served as vice president of carrier sales.
Antoun was instrumental in the successful strategy behind Cisco's entry into the service provider and optical markets. The infusion of capital will be used for sales and marketing expansion. Sentilla is poised to deliver on its unique business model when enterprises need it most. IT executives that are developing strategies for upcoming quarters are increasingly asked to support new business initiatives with diminishing budgets. Sentilla allows IT executives to treat data centers as opportunity to generate new revenue and increase profits.
With instant visibility into operations and the planning tools, IT executives can make strategic decisions that minimize capital investment and operating expenditure, and will be able to deliver at least double the business value and revenue potential of the IT services they control. It is Sentilla's immediate, granular view of the data center that, for the first time, positions IT departments as a profit center instead of a financial burden. Dealised is the first to offer this group-buying solution in Asia.
Dealised will use its regional Asian headquarters in Singapore to drive global business expansion and develop mobile group-buying solutions. Companies, including media firms, mobile operators, retailers and others, use Dealised's technology and services platform to create and manage their own deals and develop their business.
A new Dealised partner can have a dedicated group-buying business running within weeks, without significant upfront costs. Dealised also announced the appointment of veteran telecommunications executive, Jonathan Marchbank as Chief Executive Officer. We are busy repeating that successful formula in other markets," noted Mr Marchbank. Mrs Yvonne Kwek, CEO of Singtel Innov8 said, "Dealised's platform and market knowledge offers publishers, media companies and telco companies the opportunity to generate better value for their customers through innovative group-buying services.
Our operations in Singapore, as the business hub for Asia, are where we will focus on mobile growth," concluded Mr Marchbank. Dealised is one of the earliest entrants into what is a very young industry. It was created in late to power Spreets, an Australian deals site, which quickly became a market leader. Spreets was acquired by Yahoo7!
Other Dealised investors include Sydney start-up incubator, Pollenizer and a select number of angel investors. These investors bring a great depth of managerial experience, with backgrounds in digital media, e-commerce and mobile. The funds will be used to drive ViVOtech's rapid growth and accelerate expansion into more countries beyond the 35 where ViVOtech NFC software and systems are used today.
ViVOtech's NFC software and systems enable rich mobile commerce solutions for in-store payment, loyalty, marketing, and merchandising. Founded in , ViVOtech provides key building blocks of the NFC ecosystem: smart applications for enhancing the customer experience, wallet and trusted service manager TSM software, and point of sale systems. With our investment, ViVOtech will be able to leverage EDBI's extensive industry networks and understanding of Asia to capitalize on opportunities created by the vibrant mobile commerce industry in the Asia Pacific region.
We also look forward to the setting up of ViVOtech's Global Centre of Excellence in Singapore to commercialize innovative mobile commerce applications for the international markets. We're happy to work toward this goal with leading companies like ViVOtech. In and of themselves our investors represent a mini NFC ecosystem.
By collaborating with them and our partners and customers, we will stay on the leading edge of innovation and the development of merchant and consumer friendly applications. The oversubscribed round was led by Black Diamond Ventures. New product offerings and operational improvements are Capella's key focus in the coming months, as the Company expands to meet growing market demands.
Capella is well positioned as an enabler in broadband content distribution. As companies upgrade their networks to support IP-based consumer services, Capella's technology will be critical," said Larry Schwerin, chief executive officer of Capella. This programme, known as Blk71 is designed to allow start-ups to gain one-stop access to the resources they need to effectively develop and market their solutions to customers. MDA and Singtel Innov8 will also co-sponsor activities such as industry speaking engagements, workshops and networking events.
NUS Enterprise and MDA will work together to manage the facility to foster a vibrant environment for IDM-related start-ups, investors, technology incubators and industry partners. Their support will bring about greater sophistication and effectiveness in helping our start-ups.
This space will house a host of support structures that will facilitate the translation of ideas into start-ups and bring start-ups to the next stage. Common space will be provided, as well as business services such as legal and financial advisory resources, and intellectual property management. By bringing these together in one vibrant start-up environment, it will build up a critical mass for increased synergy, entrepreneurial dynamism and economies of scale.
In short, Singtel Innov8 is a start-up's partner that not only provides funding, but the access, capabilities and infrastructure that could accelerate and boost their success. With the backing of the Singtel Group, Singtel Innov8 offers a unique value proposition to start-ups with our industry knowledge and presence in Asia and Africa.
This is Bubble Motion's second round of financing since its strategic shift into becoming a social messaging company in This strategic round of financing will be used by Bubble Motion to accelerate growth of its service into new countries, while scaling its technology platform which has become the standard voice-based mobile social networking solution for mobile operators across Asia. The company's flagship service Bubbly will expand to additional mobile platforms including additional operator networks, the mobile Web and smartphone applications.
Singtel brings a vast network of operator partners and contacts, as well as renowned telecom expertise and experience to Bubble Motion. It is yet another leading tech startup leveraging Singapore's position as a base for technology innovation and to address the fast-growing Asian market," said Dr Kuo-Yi Lim, CEO of Infocomm Investments. Stream Media will focus on content acquisition and is working with game studios globally to make use of its payment platform, MoVend. Other than collecting payment from established gateways like operator billing and PayPal, the platform provides a complete set of features, including user and license management, sales tracking and analytics; so that the developer can have a ease of mind and focus on building quality mobile content and services.
With this round of investment, Stream Media will focus their efforts on aggregating all major global payment options for mobile in-app transactions, through MoVend. Developers will be able to incorporate the MoVend software development kit SDK effortlessly into their mobile applications.
The product resolves users' problems of fragmented payment options and developers' headaches of monetising their applications. We will also preload selected high quality games into devices to boost our developers' revenue. Mr Edgar Hardless, Managing Director Investments , Singtel Innov8 said, "The mobile space needs more high-quality apps as more users turn to their mobile devices to cater for their entertainment and productivity needs.
And the ability to easily monetise apps will certainly help encourage developers to continue to produce innovative mobile apps. The investment was led by Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture arm of the Singtel Group, Asia's leading communications group with million mobile customers across Asia and Africa.
Concurrently, Baynote announced that former SAP executive Doug Merritt has been named president and CEO to lead the company through its next phase of investment and growth. Both announcements come on the heels of being another record year for Baynote as the company grew year over year revenues by approximately 75 percent.
This momentum drove the board's decision to invest in several functional areas that will allow the company to scale with heightened demand for its adaptive web solutions among digital marketing and e-commerce executives at Global organizations. Funds will also be used to more aggressively expand Baynote's brand exposure worldwide. We'll use the funding to be more aggressive in product innovation, marketing, and channel development to scale with this exciting opportunity.
Singapore, 10 January — Singtel Innov8 Pte. Innov8 today announced that it has led a Series-A financing in Media Pte. The Series-A financing will help Media accelerate the development of MobDis, its mobile advertisement creation platform that allows marketers and designers to rapidly create engaging mobile advertisements. Innov8 was set up to help the Singtel Group gain early access to new technologies and stay relevant to customers' needs. In turn, developers and innovators can leverage the scale and reach of the Singtel Group to access million1 mobile customers across Asia and Africa.
We have also been encouraged by the level of interest and promising ideas we have received so far, not only from Singapore, but from around the world including China and the US. Singapore, 21 September — Singapore Telecommunications Limited Singtel today announced it has set up Singtel Innov8 Innov8 , a corporate venture company to invest in innovative technologies and solutions to create future growth engines for the Group.
It will work closely with these partners to identify and explore new ideas and technologies, fund and support promising companies and provide access to markets that the Singtel Group operates in. Mrs Yvonne Kwek, CEO of Singtel Innov8, said: "Innov8 will connect with the innovation hotspots of the world for new ideas, technology, products and services.
We will invest in and incubate these innovations, and eventually bring them to market. Developers and innovators can leverage the scale and reach of the Singtel Group to access over million customers across Asia and Africa.
Innov8 will also allow developers and innovators to uncover the uniqueness of different markets and help them create better solutions for mass deployment. In return, the Singtel Group will gain early access to new technologies, allowing it to enhance its customer proposition and make forays into new markets or segments.
Innov8 is part of the Singtel Group's journey to transform itself from a traditional telecommunications provider to become a leading multimedia and ICT solutions provider. With Innov8, the Group will continue to shape the market and deliver sustainable growth into the future. Latest News Find out more about the latest companies we invested in as well as the latest initiatives and events by Singtel Innov8 right here in this section.
Entries to be submitted from 22 July to 7 September Bonn, Madrid, Paris, Singapore; 22 July — Following the success of its previous global calls for start-ups, Go Ignite, an alliance of four leading global telcos, has launched Go Ignite: 5G Open Call for Start-ups to engage start-ups or venture capital-backed companies which are developing 5G products or services catering to the consumer or enterprise sectors.
Interested participants can submit their proposals from July 22 to September 7, at www. Selected start-ups will have the opportunity to present their proposals to key management of the Go Ignite alliance members in an online workshop on 21 - 23 September The workshop is designed to help the selected start-ups validate their proposals by engaging the business units of the alliance members. From their feedback, the start-ups can refine their solutions and sharpen their strategies to better align their innovations with market requirements.
Start-ups which successfully complete the online workshop would be better positioned to launch their 5G products or services to the market given the Go Ignite members combined customer base of more than 1. We are looking forward to new interesting use cases that demonstrate the potential of this technology. We are convinced that 5G could bring value by accelerating digital transformation in a world facing unprecedented economic and ecological challenges.
Currently serving more than 19 million users in seven Asia Pacific markets, ShopBack rewards its users with cashback across a wide range of categories including general merchandise, travel bookings, fashion, health and beauty, groceries, and food delivery. In Singapore, the company has also extended its service offering with ShopBack GO, an app- based rewards platform for in-store shopping, dining, and entertainment.
With the new funding, we will develop new features to help our users save even more money and time by making smarter buying decisions. About Shopback ShopBack is leading the wave of smarter shopping in Asia Pacific with a one-stop lifestyle platform that powers smarter purchase decisions.
A premier player with an established presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Australia, ShopBack has been working with leading e-commerce merchants since , rewarding consumers with cashback whenever they shop via ShopBack. Shape protects the largest banks, airlines, retailers, and government agencies with sophisticated bot, fraud, and abuse defense. In particular, Shape defends against credential stuffing attacks, where cybercriminals use stolen passwords from third-party data breaches to take over other online accounts.
Shape has built an advanced platform, utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning, supported by powerful cloud-based analytics to protect against attacks that bypass other security and fraud controls. Together F5 and Shape offer organizations comprehensive, end-to-end application security, potentially saving billions of dollars lost to fraud, reputational damage, and costly disruptions to critical online services.
Together F5 and Shape will dramatically reduce the time and resources needed for organizations to deploy world-class online fraud and abuse protection. To drive maximum business value and the best experiences for their customers, these apps need to perform flawlessly while protecting data security and user privacy. Shape will remain located in their current Santa Clara headquarters.
F5 expects to achieve breakeven non-GAAP EPS within 24 months of closing the acquisition and anticipates that the combination will be accretive to free cash flow per share within 12 months of closing. The acquisition has been approved by the boards of directors of both F5 and Shape. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of Confirm Password.
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