Hong Kong-based early-stage investor Brinc has launched an internet of things (IoT) accelerator program, with a view to developing the city into a global technology hub.
Greater China | 30 Apr 2015 |
Japanese trading house Mitsui has led a INR1.36 billion ($21 million) round for India home shopping and e-commerce start-up Naaptol Online Shopping. Existing investors New Enterprises Associates (NEA), Canaan Partners and Saama Capital also took part.
South Asia | 29 Apr 2015 |
Tracxn, an Indian data analytics firm that aims to be the "Gartner of start-ups," has raised a $3.5 million Series A round led by SAIF Partners.
South Asia | 29 Apr 2015 |
When brothers Cameron and Bradley Priest, and Carl Thompson, arrived in Singapore from New Zealand to join start-up accelerator JFDI.Asia in 2012, the idea was to create a mobile app that would connect e-commerce companies with third-party platforms through...
Venture | 29 Apr 2015 |
DocDoc, the Singapore-based start-up behind the Asian doctor discovery platform of the same name, has raised a Series A round worth S$11.5 million ($8.5 million) from US and Korea-based SparkLabs Global Ventures, and Malaysian conglomerate Hong Leong...
Venture | 28 Apr 2015 |
BlueRun Ventures has closed its third China-focused venture capital fund at $200 million, targeting early stage start-ups.
Greater China | 27 Apr 2015 |
DBS Bank has partnered with Hong Kong-based seed investor Nest to launch a financial technology (fintech) accelerator program.
Greater China | 24 Apr 2015 |
Sequoia Capital has led an $18 million round for Indian online handicraft market place Craftsvilla.com. Global Founders Capital, a VC firm set up by Rocket Internet's Samwer brothers, also took part.
South Asia | 24 Apr 2015 |
It has been nearly a decade since Vani Kola, managing director of Kalaari Capital, went from being Silicon Valley entrepreneur to an India venture capitalist. The big move appears to have paid off
South Asia | 22 Apr 2015
With established Chinese companies, led by e-commerce giant JD.com, getting involved in equity crowdfunding, will these platforms gain traction as a financing channel for Chinese start-ups?
Greater China | 22 Apr 2015 |
Singapore-based inventory management platform TradeGecko has raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding led by NSI Ventures and existing investor Jungle Ventures.
Technology | 22 Apr 2015 |
Japan's Recruit Holdings has led a $5.4 million Series C round of funding for crowdsourced translation company Gengo.
North Asia | 22 Apr 2015 |
Australian life sciences-focused VC firm Brandon Capital has reached a A$200 million ($154 million) final close on its latest vehicle - the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund 3 (MRCF 3).
Australasia | 21 Apr 2015 |
Indian taxi-booking service Ola - operated by ANI Technologies - has closed its latest Series E round of funding at $400 million, valuing the company at $2.4 billion. The round was led by DST Global.
South Asia | 17 Apr 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo