Startup StashAway raises US$16M Series C Led By Square Peg

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StashAway, a digital wealth manager for both retail and accredited investors, has closed a US$16 million in Series C funding round, led by Australian VC firm Square Peg.

Burda Principal Investments (the growth capital arm of German media and tech company Hubert Burda Media) and existing investor Eight Roads Ventures also participated.

This takes StashAway’s total funding raised to date to US$36.4 million. This includes a US$12 million Series B round in July 2019, led by Eight Roads.

“This new round of financing further strengthens StashAway’s balance sheet position, bringing our paid-up capital to MYR 153.8 million (US$36.2 million). This latest round will enable us to accelerate product development to both broaden and deepen our wealth management offering for our clients in Singapore and Malaysia, as well as support new market entry,” said Michele Ferrario, Co-founder and CEO of StashAway.

StashAway was founded in 2016 and operates in Malaysia, besides Singapore. The company offers investment and cash management portfolios for both retail and accredited investors. It delivers automated, personalised portfolio management for each client’s individual portfolios.

The firm offers global growth-oriented investment portfolios targeting different levels of risk — yield-focused Income Portfolio, and straightforward cash management solution StashAway Simple.

StashAway claims its portfolios have generated annualised returns ranging from 11.1 per cent for its highest-risk portfolio and 4.3 per cent for its lowest risk portfolio since its launch in July 2017.

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