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Alibaba fund, World Bank invest in Hong Kong-based fintech start-up

CompareAsiaGroup helps consumers in Hong Kong, Indonesia and five others countries in Asia Pacific

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Reuters  |  Hong Kong 

Hong Kong-based start-up CompareAsiaGroup has secured $50 million in funding from investors led by the World Bank's commercial lending arm, as the personal finance management platform looks to develop its technology and launch more products. The International Finance Corp (IFC), as the World Bank unit is called, said it had agreed to invest $15 million in the firm. The other investors include Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, a not-for-profit fund launched by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, and Japan's SBI Group. Existing investors of CompareAsiaGroup, such as Goldman ...

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 17:26 IST