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Geek+ Tearsheet – Automating Warehouses

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  • Geek+ is a smart logistics and warehousing robotics developer serving clientele from a number of industry verticals, including, apparel, e-commerce, retail, 3PL, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and automotive (think Amazon Kiva).
  • In the latest Series C funding round, the company raised a total of US$200m with the most recent Series C2 round in Jun 2020, raising around US$50m. 
  • In the CY2H21, there were news reports regarding an IPO that could raise US$500m. Geek+ was considering either going public in the US or in Shanghai’s Nasdaq-style STAR board.

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Horizon Robotics – Riding on Partnerships and a Strong List of Backers

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  • Horizon Robotics is an artificial intelligence chips developer for automobiles, specifically smart vehicles, and robots. 
  • Its latest Series C funding round in late 2020-early 2021, raised a combined total of US$900m, led by Great Wall Motors, Hillhouse, Baillie Gifford, CATL, CPE, Yunfeng Capital and others.
  • There were news reports doing the rounds that the firm had aimed to look at a potential US listing, in a deal that could raise up to US$1bn.

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Carousell Tearsheet – Singapore’s Resale Unicorn

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  • Carousell is a Singapore based platform serving the C2C and B2C marketplace for purchase and resale of second hand goods. 
  • In its latest funding round in Sept 2021, the company raised US$100m at a valuation of US$1.1bn. As per Crunchbase, Carousell has raised just over US$280m since inception.
  • Carousell is expected to list in the US via a SPAC Merger with L Catterton Asia Acquisition. 

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Bytedance Tearsheet – Doesn’t Need Much of an Introduction

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  • Bytedance doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction as it runs one of the most popular global apps, TikTok, and one of the largest domestic apps in China, Douyin.
  • The company undertook a funding round in Dec 2020, which valued the company at around US$180bn. Its valuation has touched US$425 bn in June 2021 in private market transactions. 
  • Rumours about listing have been doing the rounds since as far back as 2019. Although there are no confirmed listing plans.

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Pine Labs Tearsheet – Driving a PoS Payment Revolution

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  • Pine Labs is a leading merchant commerce platform. It provides a merchant platform and software for point of sales machines.
  • Its Feb 22 round was said to have been done at a rumored valuation of over US$5bn.
  • In Jan 2022, the company filed confidentially for an initial public offering worth $500m with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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GoTo Tearsheet – Accounts for 2% of Indonesia’s Economy

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  • GoTo, is an Indonesian holding company, was formed in May 2021 as a result of a merger between Gojek, leading player in ride hailing, and Tokopedia, leading e-commerce player.
  • GoTo raised more than US$1.3bn in its pre-IPO funding which was reported in November 2021, see here.  Valuation was said to be between  US$28.5-30.0bn.
  • The company had already announced that it would look to undertake a dual listing in Indonesia and the US.

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Canva Tearsheet – The US$40bn Startup that You Have Probably Not Heard Of

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  • Canva is an Australia based online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere.
  • In Sep 2021, Canva raised US$200m and announced a valuation of US$40bn. The round was led by T. Rowe Price.
  • It hasn’t announced any plans for listing, but its soaring valuation and involvement of late stage funds means that listing is likely to be in the next year or two

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Swiggy Tearsheet – Leading Food Delivery Platform

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  • Swiggy is a leading food delivery platform in India. It along with its listed rival, Zomato, control nearly the entire food delivery market in India.
  • Swiggy last raised another $700m investment led by Invesco US with a valuation of $10.7bn in Jan 2022. 
  • Recent media reports have indicated that the company could look to raise around US$800m via an IPO in early 2023

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Byju’s Tearsheet – India’s Largest Edtech Company

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  • Byju’s (Byju) is the largest edtech company in India. It offers online and offline courses.
  • As per media reports, its latest funding round on Nov 21 was done at a valuation of US$21bn.
  • Byju is rumored to be in talks with Churchill Capital VII SPAC to go public in the US.

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Smartkarma Originals: APAC Healthcare Series – Top Picks Are Poised for Multi-Year Growth

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  • In this Original, we have provided an analysis of why we believe APAC healthcare sector is poised for stellar growth in long-term, mainly driven by its favorable demographics.
  • We have handpicked four APAC healthcare companies, with market cap of $5 billion+ and ADTV of $5 million+ and analyzed their long-term growth stories and fundamentals.
  • In additions, we have also provided a table for stocks of interest in APAC healthcare sector.

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