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We know that it can be very tough for startup founders to meet with investors during conferences. For Startup Asia Singapore 2014, we have arranged for a group of investors to station themselves at an exclusive booth where startups can get a chance to network and pitch their ideas!

Startups are to queue at the investor booth for their turn to do a quick pitch to the investors. Each pitch can only last up to maximum of 5 minutes. Be sure you’ve got your pitch down perfectly before you line up as the investors have the right to terminate the pitch at any point. This is to ensure that all startups can get a chance to pitch.

 

 

 

Participating Investors Schedule

(Click on each Investor Panel for more information.)

day1

10.00 — 11.00 | Golden Gate Ventures | Ideosource | East Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures believes in the potential of the Southeast Asian tech ecosystem, with Singapore as its hub. We are dedicated to community building, thought leadership and mentoring young companies on a regional scale. We fund teams that inspire us as fellow entrepreneurs, not just as investors. Our portfolio companies are more than a financial investment, they're long-term partners that deserve our commitment, nurturing and support. We’re betting big, and we’re not just investing in companies, we’re investing in a vision of Asia.

Our investment focus is internet and technology related companies with a target market in Southeast Asia, specifically Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. We look for founders that have plans for launching in 2+ countries. We look for syndicating our investments with a local partner that can help a company with local relationships, policies, and partnerships. Our primary target is for localized internet services not addressed by global players, these include e-commerce, payments, marketplaces, comparison websites, classifieds, content portals, etc.

Categories of startup they invest in: Anyone that shows good potential, Mobile, Gaming, E-commerce, Enterprise, Social, Productivity, Payment

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

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Ideosource is a prominent Venture Capital in Indonesia. We invest in consumer internet and mobile with the emphasis in content, media, advertising, e-commerce, payment and infrastructure.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Hardware, Payment, Advertising

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k

Target market(s): Indonesia, Global, Asia Pacific

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East Ventures started investing in Indonesia in year 2010 when nobody believes in Indonesia's consumer Internet potential. In 3 years, East Ventures has funded over 20 companies in Indonesia. Most of the companies manage to get subsequence funding and ride on top of Indonesia middle class consumer growth. Some of its current active portfolios are Berrybenka.com, Bilna.com, getScoop.com, Inapay.com, Nightspade.com, Redmart.com, RumahSegar.com, Pricearea.com, Sribu.com, Shopdeca.com, TechinAsia.com, Teleborder.com, Teknoup.com, Traveloka.com, Tokopedia.com and Urbanindo.com. East Ventures also made couple of exits from its investment through M&A to local and international companies.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): Indonesia, Japan, Singapore

11.00 — 12.00 | Soft Venture | BlueHill Asset Management | Gree Ventures

Soft Venture is the operating partner part of the private equity firm Hera Capital. Soft Venture is an advisory firm assisting tech-entrepreneurs release and maximize their growth potential in Asia. We provide our clients with business development skills, financial expertise and strategic advice. Soft Venture is headquartered in Singapore with a global footprint: its customers are in the Silicon Valley, in Europe and in Singapore. The company is run by entrepreneurs that have accumulated years of on-the-field experience and a very strong track record in growing, running, restructuring, advice on raising capital strategy and selling companies. Our expertise is in enterprise software, cloud computing, eCommerce in general, payment solutions, digital security, M2M and telecoms.

Categories of startup they invest in: ME-commerce, Enterprise, Productivity, B2B play in general

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Singapore, US, Global, Asia Pacific

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BlueHill Asset Management specialises in project financing, venture capital and private equity investments across strategic global markets. Run by an executive team with extensive experience in the financial markets, the management has advised over €250 million investments in Europe.

In our approach to venture capital investments, we aim to invest in small to medium businesses with clear, distinct advantages and defensible market positions leading to significant growth and strong exit potential. We back passionate entrepreneurs with innovative businesses at early growth stage, offering our expertise and financial capital to build and strengthen great companies in the making.

We are operationally involved in building our ventures; we invest and contribute skills and expertise, striving towards the common goal of making the company stronger, more sustainable and well-positioned to become a market leader.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Social, Education

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Global

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GREE Ventures invests in Series A round across various online industries such as cloud, e-commerce, ad technology, etc.  We currently have made 11 investments in total since the beginning of our fund in November 2011 in which we have taken 1 company IPO in Japan earlier this year.  We look forward hearing any new ideas that can be scaled in addition to having growth potential in the market they are in.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Education, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia Pacific, Thailand

12.30 — 13.30 | AVANTA Capital | Red Dot Ventures | StarHub i3 | Jungle Ventures

AVANTA Capital venture capital firm has already invested in e-commerce, cloud computing, entertainment, advertising, social platform, day-deals and looking for more promising projects in Southeast Asian countries.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, Gaming, E-commerce, Payment, Advertising

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k

Target market(s): Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Global

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Red Dot Ventures is a seed stage VC that invests in Singapore-based high-tech startups in areas including ICT, Interactive Digital Media (IDM), MedTech, Big Data, CleanTech, and Engineering.

Categories of startup they invest in: Enterprise, Hardware, Productivity, Education

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k

Target market(s): Singapore, Asia Pacific

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If you have a great idea, you are in the right place. Many startups have great ideas, but lack the know-how on how to move their ideas forward.

StarHub i3 would like to help you get started. StarHub i3 can provide you with funding, incubation facilities, mentorship, business networking, etc. to assist you in your go-to-market endeavours, both in Singapore and overseas. We aim to partner start-ups, and turn them into the next big thing.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Singapore, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, US, Global, Asia Pacific

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Jungle invests and helps startups scale across asia pacific. Recent investments include travelmob(acquired by HomeAway), iMoney, fastacash, crayondata amongst others.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Global, Asia Pacific

13.30 — 14.30 | Ideabox | TNF Ventures | Vertex Venture

ideabox is a tech business incubator powered by Indosat* in partnership with Mountain Partners AG** and supported by Ooredoo Group***. We focus our investments on early stage startups related to telecommunication, media and technology sectors. We run 120 days acceleration program to bring startups from ideas to awesome product.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, Gaming, E-commerce, Social, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): $100-200k

Target market(s): Indonesia

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TNF Ventures (TNFV) is founded to help local startups succeed. We have an extensive network not only in Singapore but across Asia and America.The team feels that there are many talents locally but few had succeeded because they did not have the right connections to help them to go-to-market, they did not have people whom they can discuss their business challenges with and they did not have guidance in business model development. And most of the time, they were not having fun because the challenges totally overwhelmed them.

Besides investing into startups, TNF Ventures work with you and the team to propel the ideas and business into market leading businesses. TNF Ventures wants to help startups to address the challenges and to formulate strategy for sustained competitiveness and business growth.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Social, Hardware, Productivity, Education, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k

Target market(s): US, Asia Pacific

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Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd (Vertex Group) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, investing in emerging companies and leading venture capital funds throughout Greater Asia and the US.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Global, Asia Pacific

14.30 — 15.30 | JFDI.Asia | Crystal Horse Investments | Rebright Partners

JFDI.Asia is Asia's #1 business accelerator, consistently achieving 60%+ success taking startups to investment in 100 days.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Social, Productivity, Education, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K

Target market(s): China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, US, Global, Asia Pacific

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Crystal Horse Investments is one of the most active early-stage investments companies in SE-Asia, having done 42 deals in 3.5 years mostly in Singapore and Malaysia. Crystal Horse is also an iJam incubator, appointed by MDA

Categories of startup they invest in:  As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

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Rebright Partners is venture Capital Firm based in Singapore and Tokyo, focus on seed to early stage Internet & Mobile startups in Southeast Asia. Our target stage is seed stage includes Day 1 of before that.

Categories of startup they invest in:  As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k, USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

15.30 — 16.30 | Alpha Founders | Bright Success | Fenox Venture Capital

Alpha Founders is a global venture builder and venture capital firm. We are passionate, creative and hard-working group of partners that love to build as well as invest into tomorrow’s leading Internet businesses. We focus on scalable, transactional business models with mass market consumer appeal. Our venture partners have extensive experience in building Internet companies in emerging markets. We love to partner with passionate teams, develop great products, break new grounds.

Alpha Founders provides its portfolio companies with hands-on venture building know how, access to talent, IT, Marketing, Operations and follow-on investment partner network. Our operational involvement and our network reduce the risk profile of your venture.

Categories of startup they invest in: E-commerce, Mobile, Software, Education, Advertising

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $100-$500k

Target market(s): Global, South East Asia, India, Europe"

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Bright Success aim to invest in seed/early stage startup, providing hands-on leadership, market strategy and operational guidance to early-stage technology companies with internet security, IT services, manufacturing, mobile application and technology enablers. Current investment portfolio included Manufacturing, NFC payment solution, Cloud Data security, Luxury Smartphone, Nano technology, Fiber optic etc.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Social, Hardware, Productivity, Payment

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k

Target market(s): Singapore, China, Korea, US, Global, Asia Pacific

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Fenox Venture Capital, based out of Silicon Valley, invests globally in technological companies.  Our investment area comprises consumer Internet, media and software technologies. A key differentiation about Fenox VC is its connection to multinational corporations through which we are helping startups secure follow-on funding, strategic partnerships and exit opportunities in Silicon Valley or Japan.

We have already established regional offices in Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo to support entrepreneurs in the region. Tech In Asia is one of our recent investments, where we led the Series B. iMoney is another Southeast Asian company in our portfolio. We aim to work closely with entrepreneurs by offering operational and strategic guidance as we expand our portfolio in the region.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $100K-200k, USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, US, Global

DAY2

10.00 — 11.00 | Fatfish Internet Group I IMJ investments Partners

Fatfish Internet Group runs an early stage incubator in Singapore and it also makes investment in strategic Internet business area across Southeast Asia.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, Gaming, E-commerce, Hardware, Payment

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Asia Pacific

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IMJ investments Partners is focused on investing in startups from Southeast Asia. Our portfolio startups are nurtured based on our principles of operational support, equality and global outlook. In addition, startups have access to the complementary strengths of IMJ corporation. IMJ has been an active investor and runs an accelerator program in Japan. It is also the largest provider of web integration service in Japan. The portfolio companies of IMJ investments Partners benefits from IMJ's domain expertise in web integration and direct development support. They also have access to IMJ's client's network for entry into new markets.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential, Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Productivity, Education, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K-500k

Target market(s): Mainly Southeast Asia

11.00 — 12.00 | Rakuten Ventures | Tigris Capital Pte Ltd | Digital Media Partners

Rakuten Ventures invests in all verticals in the Tech/IT/Web/Mobile Ecosystem. We are committed to supporting the start-up ecosystem by way of investing in the brightest and most talented companies in and around APAC.

Categories of startup they invest in: Anyone that shows good potential, Mobile, E-commerce, Social, Productivity, Payment, Advertising

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Global, Asia Pacific

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Tigris Capital is a Singapore-based seed investment fund investing in innovative and world-class internet-based start-ups with a focus on the Asian growth story. The fund typically invest at the very beginning; and works closely with the founders to generate the first commercial breakthrough. Some of the investment portfolio of companies include Property Guru, Anafore and iXiGO.com

Categories of startup they invest in:  Mobile, E-commerce, Social, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): Singapore, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Global

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Digital Media Partners invests US$ 0.5M - 1.5M per deal into digital businesses in SEA with existing single country traction (US$1M+ in revenue generated outside Singapore). Our focus is on regional expansion opportunities.

Categories of startup they invest in:  Mobile, Gaming, Payment, Advertising, Travel, Zero working capital marketplaces; last mile-heavy e-commerce services

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500K, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand

12.30 — 13.30 | Majuven | Mercatus Capital | Formation 8 Partners

Majuven is a capital independent professional VC firm that was established in Singapore since 2012.   It's flagship fund focuses on sectors driven by evolving trends in technology, demography and affluence. We believe that the evolving business environment will provide opportunities for visionaries to create new categories and business models.  The investment focus is on high growth science and technology intensive Asian private businesses in three key sectors:  - Biomedical Sciences (Medical Devices, Bio-informatics and Diagnostics)  - Digital Convergence Technology and Services - Sustainable Technologies for Energy, Water and Food

Categories of startup they invest in:  As long as the startup shows good potential

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k, USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

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Mercatus Capital invest in early stage companies with paradigm shifting technologies. We leverage our strong network in S.E.A to enable rapid expansion for the start up we invested in. Mercatus is committed to helping companies by understanding the drivers of their advantage and identifying attractive avenues for their future growth. We believe in innovating to grow and sustain market leadership and Corporate Development plays an important role in fuelling this innovation. We employ multiple strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, and licensing agreements in an effort to continually expand our products and services portfolio and better meet evolving needs of businesses. Our team has a comprehensive knowledge of global markets, a track record of influential transactions, and the ability to assess risks and rewards affecting crucial business decisions.

Categories of startup they invest in:  Mobile, Gaming, E-commerce, Productivity, Education, Payment, Advertising

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): China, India, Singapore, Vietnam, US, Global, Asia Pacific

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Formation 8 Partners invests broadly in technologies in smart enterprise and energy. Our Asian business development partners will help to build inroads into high-growth Asian economies.

Categories of startup they invest in: Enterprise, Hardware, Productivity, Education, Energy

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): China, Japan, Korea, US, Asia Pacific

13.30 — 14.30 | GRUPARA Inc | JAFCO Asia | Expara IDM Ventures

GRUPARA Inc  is one of the active venture capitals in Indonesia. Investing in two stage of investments, which are Incubation (up to $50,000) and Early Stage Investments (up to $2 Million). Founded by Aryo Ariotedjo in 2012 and is now managing the fund of MEDCO GROUP (One of the largest publicly traded energy company in Indonesia. Currently focuses on investing in Indonesian companies but is open to invest in other South East Asia countries. Grupara's sweetspot is in E-commerce, Dating, Mobile Apps, and other non-media or ads based companies.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential, E-commerce, Enterprise, Payment

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): Asia Pacific, Indonesia, Global,

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Since its establishment in 1990, JAFCO Asia has grown to become a leading brand in the venture capital industry in the Asia Pacific region. Currently, JAFCO Asia has registered entities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.

Since the new millennium, JAFCO Asia has shifted its focus entirely to technology related investments and is now one of the pre-eminent venture capital technology investors in the region. We believe that our existing portfolio in the Asia Pacific region and the worldwide business network offer our portfolio companies significant potential for synergistic partnerships.

Categories of startup they invest in: As long as the startup shows good potential, Mobile, Gaming, Enterprise, Payment, Advertising, Travel

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $1 million and above

Target market(s): India, Malaysia, Singapore, Global, Asia Pacific

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Expara IDM Ventures is an incubator and seed investor. Expara has invested in or advised more than 43 startups in Singapore since 2007. Our own portfolio companies from our first incubation fund have went on to raise more than S$12M in follow-on funding. We focus on team dynamics and have helped our startups penetrate into neighbouring markets in SEA.

Categories of startup they invest in:

  • Incorporate in Singapore, with 20% local ownership
  • Have not received funding of more than S$200K
  • No prior government grants (including but not limited to SEEDS, YES! Start-ups, ACE Start-up Grant or BAF)

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): Singapore

14.30 — 15.30 | Frontier | Great Simians | Get2Volume

In addition to helping Asian and Nordic companies to grow and establish business in the emerging markets, Frontier invests seed capital in startup companies and provides hands-on contribution to their international growth.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, Social, Education, Payment

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K

Target market(s): Singapore

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Great Simians aim to be the best partner for tech-companies in Asia. We invest in early stage tech-startups (including follow-up investments) that have a global market approach. We provide two investment alternatives either to join our studio or as a portfolio-company. The Studio is a more collaborative and creative environment where all companies work together. All our entrepreneurs are part of the Great Simians Family. We want to be the best partner to the teams and entrepreneurs we work with. We believe that startup from this region should be global successes in the region, but we also want to bridge the region with Europe and US for global traction and success. We provide support in terms of recruitment, market analysis, business development, marketing and pr as well as technology direction when needed.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Hardware, Productivity

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $50K, USD $100K-200k

Target market(s): Global, Asia Pacific

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Get2Volume Accelerator focuses on innovative enterprise/B2B emerging growth companies. Get2Volume brings global capabilities, capital and connections to enable emerging growth company success. Get2Volume is based in Singapore with funding from the Singapore National Research Foundation.

Categories of startup they invest in: Mobile, E-commerce, Enterprise, Hardware

Preferred range of investment (in USD): USD $500k

Target market(s): Singapore, China, Korea, US, Global, Asia Pacific

Rules & General Guidelines For Participants (Startups)

  • Three pavilions will be built for the Startup & Investor Speed Dating segment where both investors and startups will sit around a table.
  • Registration for each pitch opens 1 hour before the investor's allocated timeslot.
  • Participants who queue up anytime earlier than the 1 hour before will be rejected. E.g. Timeslot for Firm A is at 1.30pm. Registration to pitch to them opens only at 12.30pm.
  • Startups will be given queue numbers at the Speed Dating podium and those awaiting their turns will be seated at the waiting area.
  • Only 12 queue numbers will be issued for the pitching session with each investor.
  • Each participant (individual) can only register to pitch to 1 investor at a time. Participants are not allowed to register for investors who share the same timeslot. Therefore, please select your choice of investors wisely.
  • Due to overwhelming response, participants who are unable to get queue numbers can drop their name cards into the respective investor's labeled envelope. These name cards will be given to investors. If there is any interest in the startup’s business, the investors may contact the respective participants.
  • For participants who have missed their queue numbers, they can proceed to the Speed Dating podium, but they will be placed at the last of the queue.
  • Each pitch can only last up to maximum of 5 minutes. Be sure you’ve got your pitch ready before you start; investors have the right to stop the pitch at any point. This is to ensure that all startups get a chance to pitch.
  • Startups are allowed to present their pitches using laptops or other mobile devices.
  • In order to keep track of time during the 5 minutes pitch, Startup Asia Singapore's assistants will be displaying coloured time cards to inform you of the time left. Assistants will ring the bell when the time is up.
    • Green card: You have 5 minutes.
    • Yellow card: You have 3 minutes left.
    • Red Card: Last 1 minute left. Please conclude.

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