More start-ups are tapping crowdfunding platforms for capital. How well prepared are Asian markets to accommodate the phenomenon and what does its emergence mean for venture capital investors?
Fundraising | 17 Sep 2014 |
Power2SME, an Indian group buying start-up, has raised a INR420 million ($6.87 million) Series C round from existing investors Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital and Inventus Capital.
South Asia | 16 Sep 2014 |
Helion Venture Partners and Zodius Capital have led a INR2 billion ($32.8 million) Series B round of investment in BigBasket.com - the Indian online retailer owned by Bangalore-based SuperMarket Grocery Supplies.
South Asia | 15 Sep 2014 |
Looop, an Australian online learning platform for employees, has raised a $2 million seed round from an undisclosed education investor.
Australasia | 12 Sep 2014 |
Few VC firms are keen to invest in China's early-stage drug discovery space because the development cycle is long and risky. Taking a new drug from clinical testing to commercialization often takes 7-10 years and the success rate in China is less than...
Healthcare | 11 Sep 2014 |
Japanese seed investor Rebright Partners has led a $1.1 million funding round for Clean Mobility Singapore, the Singapore-based start-up behind car rental service Smove, with participation from 500 Startups and Wavemaker Pacific.
Southeast Asia | 10 Sep 2014 |
Nippon Venture Capital, Draper Nexus and strategic investor Salesforce.com have together invested JPY220 million ($2.1 million) on Tokyo-based search engine optimization (SEO) and content marketing agency Innova.
North Asia | 05 Sep 2014 |
H&Q Asia Pacific has led a $16.7 million Series A round for US cloud insurance software provider One Inc.; Camp One Ventures and AGI Partners also took part in the round.
Technology | 04 Sep 2014 |
The South Korean start-up community is flourishing as early-stage investors flock to the country in search of opportunities. What is driving this renewed interest and can it last?
South Asia | 03 Sep 2014 |
Tencent Holdings has invested $70 million into dxy.com, a Chinese networking and information-sharing site for healthcare professionals
Venture | 03 Sep 2014 |
Tiger Global has led a $65 million investment in Hike, the Indian mobile message app.
South Asia | 01 Sep 2014 |
Stonebridge Capital has led a $3.5 million Series A round for Ybrain, a Korean start-up that makes wearables for Alzheimer's patients.
Technology | 29 Aug 2014 |
Australia's University of Wollongong (UOW) has launched a A$10 million ($9 million) seed fund to support domestic start-ups.
Australasia | 28 Aug 2014 |
SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital have led a $3 million Series A round of funding for Korean bitcoin exchange, wallet and merchant processor, Korbit.
North Asia | 27 Aug 2014 |
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