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First-time female founder nabs US$25 mil to expand health site

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Bloomberg3/13/2019 06:13 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
First-time female founder nabs US$25 mil to expand health site
SINGAPORE (Mar 13): CXA Group, a Singapore-based health service backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, raised US$25 million ($33.9 million) by selling convertible debt to new investors including HSBC Holdings Plc as it expands in Asia.
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SINGAPORE (Mar 13): CXA Group, a Singapore-based health service backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, raised US$25 million ($33.9 million) by selling convertible debt to new investors including HSBC Holdings Plc as it expands in Asia.

Other investors include Singtel Innov8, Telkom Indonesia MDI Ventures, Sumitomo Corp. Equity Asia, Muang Thai Fuchsia Ventures, Humanica Pcl and Heritas Venture Fund, CXA said in a statement on Wednesday. The startup had raised US$33 million from two previous financing rounds.

CXA is the brainchild of an unusual founder. Not only is Rosaline Chow Koo a rare female entrepreneur, she grew up poor in Los Angeles and started the business in her 50s. A former executive at Mercer Marsh Benefits, Koo founded CXA in 2013 as a personalised employee health and wellness benefits platform. The company now serves more than 600 companies and more than 400,000 employees in 20 countries.

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