Singapore start-up hub JTC LaunchPad @ one-north – better known to many as Block 71 – has been expanded to accommodate 500 companies and 35 incubators, with plans to create space for...
Venture | 26 Jan 2015 |
Solvanix, an Australian early-stage biotech company that has developed a technology for improving drug stability, has received A$2 million ($1.6 million) in seed funding from the Medical Research Commercialization Fund (MRCF).
Healthcare | 19 Jan 2015 |
DST Global founder Yuri Milner, Iconiq Capital and a joint venture between China Post and TOM Group have been added to Hong Kong-based internet finance start-up WeLab’s Series A round, taking the total raised to $20 million.
Venture | 08 Jan 2015 |
Australian biopharmaceutical start-up EnGeneIC has received $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Boston-based healthcare specialist GRT Capital Partners.
Venture | 07 Jan 2015 |
Rocket Internet and Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) have agreed to form a joint venture mobile payments platform with a focus on emerging markets.
Financials | 07 Jan 2015 |
Tokyo-based early-stage VC firm Incubate Fund has raised JPY11 billion ($91.2 million) for a vehicle that will support Japanese companies involved in the Internet of Things (IoT).
Fundraising | 05 Jan 2015 |
CDH Investments has halted deployment of its latest China venture capital fund in the wake of several departures.
Venture | 31 Dec 2014 |
Self-proclaimed geek Jenny Lee began her career working on fighter jets for the Singapore government. Now a managing partner at GGV Capital, she is backing a new generation of China start-ups
Venture | 17 Dec 2014
Globis Capital Partners has led a JPY800 million ($6.7 million) round of investment in Neo Career, a Japanese firm that offers online staffing and recruitment services.
North Asia | 16 Dec 2014 |
Qualcomm Ventures - the eponymous VC arm of the US semiconductor giant - has invested $40 million in four Chinese start-ups and Walden International's latest VC fund.
Greater China | 15 Dec 2014 |
Faering Capital has provided a Series A round of funding for Linkstreet, an Indian start-up that has developed a cloud-based video learning and collaboration platform for the healthcare and education sectors.
South Asia | 15 Dec 2014 |
New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has invested $5 million in India's RezNext Global Solution, a platform for managing hotel bookings.
South Asia | 12 Dec 2014 |
Six months ago, Southeast Asia-focused mobile taxi-booking platform GrabTaxi was adjusting to the fact that its resources had ballooned by $15 million, following a Series B round provided by GGV Capital and Qunar. On this basis, the past six weeks have...
Southeast Asia | 10 Dec 2014 |
As valuations in the tech space continue to soar, comparisons are inevitably drawn with the dotcom bubble era. Asia can point to favorable fundamentals, but it remains to be seen whether the exuberance is justified
Venture | 10 Dec 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
The AVCJ Indonesia Forum is back for a fourth year! Mark your calendars now and join us on March 24th, 2015 in Jakarta at Indonesia's longest running, largest and most prestigious industry gathering.
The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta