New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a venture capital fund-of-funds, will receive a NZ$60 million ($49 million) underwrite facility from the New Zealand government.
While this is not a new allocation of capital, it will provide the fund with additional capacity to commit to two to three new venture capital funds over the next few years. "The underwrite facility...
Australian superannuation fund Hostplus has committed $50 million to a China-focused VC fund launched by Australian seed investor Artesian. The fund is targeting up to $200 million.
Yatra Online, an Indian travel services provider listed on NASDAQ, has raised INR1 billion ($15.4 million) in debt funding from InnoVen Capital.
Steven Okun, until recently KKR’s director of public affairs for Asia Pacific, has been appointed ASEAN representative for EMPEA, a global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
East Ventures has launched a $30 million Southeast Asia fund that will make seed to Series A investments in technology start-ups, with an emphasis on Indonesia.