• Philippines SME lending startup First Circle raises $26M ahead of regional expansion

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    This year has been a breakout one for micro-financing startups in Southeast Asia, which are becoming among the most funded within the region's fintech space. Next in line to raise capital is First Circle , an SME-lending service that's based in the Philippines which has pulled in $26 million as it begins to consider regional expansion options.
    The new financing is led by Venturra Capital with participation from Insignia Ventures Partners , Hong Kong's Silverhorn Investment Advisors, and Tryb Group. First Circle has previously raised $2.5 million, including a $1.3 million seed round 18...
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