Brinc Secures Capital through Artesian Venture Partners

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This is a guest post by Brinc founder and CEO Manav Gupta. We don’t usually re-post articles but this one sums it up what Brinc is doing pretty clearly – so, take it away Manav:

We are excited to announce Brinc has secured funding in collaboration with Artesian Venture Partners. Announced on our 3 year anniversary event on December 1st, Brinc Capital will provide seed funding for Brinc startups and potential follow on funding from angel rounds to exit through the Artesian China VC Fund.

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The Silicon Dragon Awards Roars Back to Hong Kong on Nov 16

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Silicon Dragon returns next week to present its annual program in Hong Kong:

  • Best Deal
  • Top VC
  • Top Founder

Plus A VC Panel Discussing Deals, Tech, Valuations, IPOs, Venture Investor Panel, Tech Chats with Leading Entrepreneurs, Pitches by Most Promising Up and Comers, Awards for Top Founders, VCs, Angels & Deals all on November 16 at KPMG’s Hysan Place office – get tickets now!

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Hong Kong’s Klook Raises US$60 million Series C Financing to Go Global

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We remember back when the first request for StartupsHK to cover a new travel startup called Klook came in.

Just look at them now!

Klook announced today that it has completed a near US$60 million Series C funding, representing the largest deal ever for an in-destination service booking platform. They bring onboard Goldman Sachs in this co-investment with existing investors Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. With this round of financing, they will further the company’s global expansion and accelerate product growth and innovation.

One of the pioneers in Asia’s travel activity booking space, Klook has seen rapid growth in the span of three short years:

  • Providing over 30,000 attractions, tours, activities and essential travel services offered in 120 different cities.
  • 1 million+ monthly bookings serving users from over 50 nationalities, with the majority from Asia.
  • Klook services support 30 currencies with 7 language services provided and more to come.
  • Over 1 million verified user reviews of Klook activities.
  • 13 offices across Asia with a focus on both the supply and demand side of the business and offices in the US and Europe to be operational next year.

Congrats Eric and team! So proud of you guys!