SEA Digest: SG’s Vulpes backs sharesies; VN’s NextTech to train live streamers

Singapore’s Vulpes Investment Management has backed a $25 million funding round in New Zealand based investment platform Sharesies, while Vietnam’s technology group NextTech has launched, the first platform to train live streamers with the aim of boosting the e-commerce sector in the country.

AQWIRE raises US$ 2.1M in Series A funding

The Philippines-based PropTech startup AQWIRE has raised US$ 2.1M in a Series A funding round held in November 2020, led by Spiral Ventures. Other participants in the funding round include Gentree, PropertyGuru’s original investor Vulpes, Betatron Venture, and Steve Melhuish (co-founder of PropertyGuru). The startup is also expecting US$ 2M in venture loans to be utilized for float and security deposits.