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Daojia lets diners order food from its partner restaurants via its app, website and call center, and delivers the meals for RMB 6. Restaurants pay a 15–20% commission.

App, website for on-demand booking of domestic services: cleaning, laundry, dry-cleaning, postnatal care, appliance and furniture cleaning/maintenance. Cleaners are trained and wear uniforms; procedures are standardized. Users can browse their profiles online, including age, skill-sets, experience, customer ratings/comments. Regular customers combining services can buy a stored value card.

Book cleaners, babysitters, carers, maternity matrons and other domestic help via Ayilaile’s website, app, call center, physical stores and social networks (Weibo, WeChat). Its experienced agents can handle the whole hiring process for customers. Every service staff has at least 12 testimonials, passed 14 tests and a 24-hour simulation training.

Using a motorcycle taxi network as its backbone, Gojek is a one-stop app for everything on-demand – transport, courier, food delivery, even massage and house cleaning. Payment via cash or GoPay, an e-wallet that can be used for Gojek services and other payments.

The merged entity of China’s two largest local services rivals, Meituan-Dianping is worth some US$18 billion. Its total transaction volume reached RMB 170 billion in 2015. Now headed by Meituan founder Wang Xing, the Tencent-backed company is China’s largest on-demand, or O2O (online-to-offline), services provider, offering food delivery, restaurant booking, group buying, movie ticket booking and more.

RakSul is a Japanese online and outsourcing commercial printing services platform, with almost US$72 million in total equity funding in August 2016. Its US$350,000 Prinzio seed investment is its first venture outside Japan, giving it a 20% stake in the Indonesian printing startup.Founder and CEO Yasukane Matsumoto is set to acquire more printing start-ups in the Philippines and Singapore as part of the expansion into Southeast Asia. The Tokyo-based startup is often dubbed the Uber of printing, with flyers accounting for 60% of total print orders. It expected to start making profits in 2016.

Partech Ventures is a global venture capital firm established in San Francisco in 1982 as Paribas Technologies, a subsidiary of French bank Paribas that currently holds €1.3 billion in assets under its management. In addition to San Francisco, Partech also has offices in Paris, Berlin and Dakar, Senegal, with the latter focused exclusively on African startups. The company is now based in Paris and has invested in over 300 companies across different funding stages with 48 exits to date.  

Mubadala was founded in 2017 and was directly listed as a Public Joint Stock Company, merging the Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).Mubadala is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with approximately $299bn assets under management and operations across 50 countries. Mubadala owns the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), a firm acting as an investment vehicle in high technology sectors.

IDC Ventures is the VC arm of Grupo IDC, a Latin American investment bank. The fund was created in 2019 by corporate executives, entrepreneurs and investors from Latin America, focused on pre-Series A to Series B rounds. Headquartered in Madrid with offices in Copenhagen and Guatemala, the company acts as an international VC working with tech companies to accelerate expansion across LatAm markets. Sectors of interest include fintech, on-demand transportation, digital tools for small and large retailers, and commercialization platforms for robotics.

A UK-based investor founded in 2018, Haatch currently has 14 mainly UK and Ireland-based companies in its portfolio, valued in excess of $160m. It has launched two funds to date and typically makes investments from £100,000 to £300,000 and up to £2m for Series A or B rounds. Its most recent investments include a £470,000 seed round in VR training soft-skills provider Bodyswaps, an undisclosed seed round in virtual office workspace Re-Flow, and a £155,000 post-seed round in tech development team provider Deazy. In many cases, Haatch is the sole investor.

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