Lewis Rutherfurd of Inter-Asia Venture Management, Brooks Zug of HarbourVest Partners, Dan Carroll of Brooklands Capital Strategies, and Piau-Voon Wang on how private equity got started in Asia
Emerald Media, an Asian investment platform created by KKR, has led a $65 million Series B funding round for Thailand-based online retailing services company aCommerce.
Singapore-based Quoine, a financial technology company backed by Japan’s Jafco, has raised $105 million via an initial coin offering (ICO).
Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has co-led an $8.25 million Series A round for Singapore-based financial technology platform Active.ai.
SBCVC has led a RMB220 million ($33 million) Series B round for Shenzhen-based Malong Technologies – its first investment in an artificial intelligence (AI) technology company in China.
Gary Rieschel, founding managing partner at Qiming Venture Partners, got his first taste of China VC while working for SoftBank in the 1990s. He recollected to AVCJ how the industry made its mark on a global scale
Nissay Capital and 2020, the Japanese investment arm of Foxconn Technology Group, have invested JPY500 million ($4.4 million) in a pre-Series B round for Tokyo-based healthcare technology start-up Triple W Japan.
Yunfeng Capital and Chinese smart-phone maker Xiaomi have jointly led a $40 million Series B round for Beijing Jinying Technology, a China-based online content publisher. Fosun International and SIG Asia also participated.
A group of investors including Meridian Capital and Eastern Bell Venture Capital has invested RMB90 million ($13.6 million) in China-based retail property-leasing platform Putiandi.
AnchorDx, a China-based company that develops new clinical diagnosis products based on next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, has raised $28 million in a Series B round led by 6 Dimensions Capital and Sijia Jianxin Fund.
EOC Pharma, a China-based cancer treatment specialist, has closed a $32 million Series B funding round led by Taikang Industry Development Fund.
Alibaba Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have led a Series B+ round of funding for Hong Kong financial technology provider WeLab.
Singapore-based e-commerce aggregator ShopBack has raised a $25 million funding round from investors including East Ventures, SoftBank, and 33 Capital.
Sequoia Capital India has led a Series B round for Smartkarma, bringing the Singapore-based financial technology company’s total funding to $21 million.
Sinovation Ventures has led a $20.6 million Series B round for Zhuiyi Technology, a Shenzhen-based artificial intelligence (AI) start-up that specializes in chatbots.
Thailand-based clothing retailer Pomelo Fashion has received a $19 million investment from Provident Capital Partners, Lombard Investments and JD.com. It is said to be the largest Series B ever raised by a Thai company.
The CSIRO Innovation Fund, a venture program under the Australian government’s latest science development policy push, has invested in its first four local technology start-ups.
Vickers Venture Partners has led a $10 million Series A funding round for an international expansion push by Indonesian marketing data researcher Snapcart.
Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Group have led a funding round that will support the Asia expansion of Hong Kong-based genetics healthcare start-up Prenetics
Chinese fresh orange juice vending machine maker Vingoo is planning national expansion with a Series B round led by Legend Capital and Joy Capital
Samsung Electronics and Ant Financial have jointly led a $40 million extended Series A round for DeePhi Tech, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer. China Merchants Venture Capital and China Growth Capital also took part.
China's Hua Juan plans to use a new investment led by Sinovation Ventures to grow its personality-based online advertising model
Home automation has graduated from a hobbyist niche to a sprawling, multifaceted consumer market that mobilizes a suite of cutting-edge technologies. Asian investors are identifying the early entry points
Shanghai-based Xing Bian Li, a VC-backed new retail company that integrates online and offline channels, has acquired industry counterpart 51 Snackbar.