Daily News | OYO officially entered Mexico; India’s largest optical supplier Lenskart received $55 million investment


Southeast Asia’s Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups participates in Singapore’s chemical separation technology startup SEPPURE for $2.6 million in financing.According to DealStreetAsia, the financing was led by the US venture capital fund SOSV.It is reported that SEPPURE has created a new generation of nano-filters for chemical separation and purification in various industries, thereby improving the pollution caused by traditional chemical separation.Malaysian health technology startup Naluri Hidup plans to raise $4-5 million in Series A financing next year.According to DealStreetAsia, Naluri Hidup raised $1.5 million in pre-A rounds of financing led by German venture capital firm Global Founders Capital.It is reported that Azran Osman-Rani, founder and CEO of Naluri Hidup, has also established companies such as Malaysian long-distance low-cost airline AirAsia X and video streaming startup iflix.Founded in 2017, Naluri Hidup focuses on mental health and chronic diseases.The company combines behavioral science with psychology, data science and digital design to help users maintain healthy lifestyles and make them lasting.It is reported that Naluri Hidup has expanded its business to Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines.Tokopedia, Gojek and Grab have partnered with the Jakarta government to accelerate the development of the Capital Smart City project.According to the 36-inch English station KrASIA, Jakarta hopes to become a “smart city” by 2025.It is reported that Tokopedia announced that it will be a government economic partner and will train small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prepare for their competition and economic contribution in the digital age.In addition to Tokopedia, the government has appointed two other e-commerce giants, Bukalapak and Shopee, as partners to create a “smart economy” in Jakarta.In addition, the government is working with Gojek and Grab to accelerate safety and integrated transportation systems through smart mobility initiatives.As part of the partnership, the two platforms will also set up specific pick-up points for customers in public facilities and destinations.India’s largest optician Lenskart has invested $55 million in Kedaara Capital.According to ET Tech, Lenskart has negotiated with Softbank to get a $350 million investment.It is reported that Kedaara Capital, established in 2011, is one of the largest local private equity firms in India, with assets under management of more than $1.3 billion.The investment in Lenskart is the company’s first investment in the consumer Internet space.In addition, Lenskart plans to open 2,000 stores in India over the next five years.Nasper’s PayU and Fosun International invested in Indian financial technology startup DotPe $10 million.According to ET Tech, some angel investors are also expected to inject funds into DotPe, but the investor’s specific information has not been disclosed.It is reported that DotPe is a digital platform created by former Nasper executive Shailaz Nag for offline retailers.PayU is an online payment service provider under Naspers.In addition, Fosun, established in 1992, was listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007.As of June 30, 2019, the company’s total assets were approximately US$99.13 billion.Lee Fixel, former executive director of Tiger Global, plans to invest $1 billion in Indian startups.According to Livemint, Fixel is focusing on startups in India and Southeast Asia and plans to invest in Indian startups through his new fund Addition.During his tenure at Tiger Global, Fixel led the team to invest in companies such as Flipkart, Delhivery and Quikr.Early investment company Kae Capital will raise $60 million for its third venture capital fund.According to Inc42, Kae Capital was founded in 2010 to focus on investing in startups in the early seed stage.It is reported that the company’s investment in the industry includes mobile, e-commerce, consumer Internet, education and healthcare.Latin American OYO officially entered Mexico.According to 36氪 quoted India’s “Economic Times” news, as part of the Latin American market expansion plan, Indian hotel chain giant OYO entered Mexico to conduct business and will open more than 10 hotels.文 | 云晞@36氪出海编 | Zhao Xiaochun @36氪出海图 |