14 Feb '13, 4am

Singapore Media Outlet e27 Gets $615K To Expand Into Southeast Asia

Singapore Media Outlet e27 Gets $615K To Expand Into Southeast Asia

Singaporean media outfit, e27 , has raised about US$615,000 (S$760,000) through a funding round with investors in the region, and plans to expand into Southeast Asia. The round was raised with B Dash Ventures from Japan, Pinehurst Advisors in Taiwan, Ardent Capital in Thailand and Dan Neary in Singapore. e27 has been around since 2006 and runs a news site on tech startups in Asia, and organizes conferences. Mohan Belani, e27’s CEO and co-founder, said that he is looking to hire editorial staff in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. The company’s focus, however, will remain on its annual flagship event called Echelon , he added. Last year, about 3,000 people attended Echelon, which also drew 50 startups and 150 investors. Echelon 2013 will be held on June 4 and 5 in Singapore this year. After this funding round, B Dash Ventures CEO, Hiroyuki Watanabe, will join e27’s b...

Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/13/e27-gets-615k-plans-sout...

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