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 |
India Angel Network (IAN) has opened a new co-working space in Mumbai to house a tech-focused start-up incubator program.
South Asia | 05 Dec 2014 |
Northern Light Venture Partners (NLVC) has invested $5 million in a Series A round of funding for APICloud, a China-based mobile app cloud service provider.
Greater China | 05 Dec 2014 |
India has seen an explosion in early-stage investment opportunities but sorting the wheat from the chaff is a challenge, venture capitalists told the AVCJ Forum.
South Asia | 03 Dec 2014 |
Michael Yu, co-founder and CEO of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, has partnered with Xitai Shen, a former CEO of Huatai United Securities, to launch a RMB200 million ($32 million) angel investment fund.
Greater China | 02 Dec 2014 |
Startupbootcamp FinTech, a Europe-based accelerator that focuses on financial technology, has launched an Asian program in Singapore.
Early stage | 01 Dec 2014 |
AIA Group has teamed up with early-stage investor Nest to form a Hong Kong-based accelerator that will support start-ups with technologies relevant to the insurance and healthcare industries.
Early stage | 01 Dec 2014 |
Ally Bridge Group, a healthcare-focused PE firm based in Hong Kong and the US, has made its first investment in Europe, participating in a EUR6.6 million ($8 million) round of funding for Pieris, a Munich-based clinical-stage biotechnology firm.
Greater China | 27 Nov 2014 |
Shanghai-based Lighthouse Capital has led a $5 million Series C round of funding for affordable hearing aid maker iHear Medical.
Healthcare | 26 Nov 2014 |
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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.
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