Chinese drug maker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Group has partnered with Shanghai Real Power Capital to launch a healthcare-focused fund with a target of RMB3 billion ($469 million).
Greater China | 28 Aug 2015 |
Gobi Partners has led a $5.7 million Series A round of funding for Bangkok-based Eko Communications, developer of workplace messaging app Eko.
Southeast Asia | 28 Aug 2015 |
The Philippines government has outlined plans to achieve 500 domestic technology start-ups with a combined valuation of $2 billion by 2020.
Technology | 24 Aug 2015 |
IntelligenceNODE, a retail-oriented big data analytics start-up based in India, has raised a $4 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Orios Venture Partners.
Southeast Asia | 21 Aug 2015 |
Indian tech business news website YourStory has raised a Series A round led by Kalaari Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Ratan Tata and T.V. Mohandas Pai.
South Asia | 18 Aug 2015 |
Tokyo-headquartered start-up accelerator Samurai Incubate is recruiting Japanese companies to participate in its three-month Israel accelerator program.
MENA | 14 Aug 2015 |
Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange platform bitFlyer has raised a JPY510 million ($4 million) round of funding from a group of Japanese investors.
Technology | 14 Aug 2015 |
Zodius Technology Fund has led a $20 million funding round for Indian engineering services start-up Allygrow Technologies.
South Asia | 12 Aug 2015 |
US-based Lightspeed Venture Partners has reached a final close on its first India-focused fund at the hard-cap of $135 million.
South Asia | 12 Aug 2015 |
Chinese venture capital firm Banyan Capital has raised RMB560 million ($89 million) for its second renminbi-denominated fund.
Greater China | 12 Aug 2015 |
The state-backed Innovation Network Corporation of Japan has joined Axa Direct Japan - the Japanese unit of the French insurer AXA - to invest JPY660 million ($5.3 million) in Smart Drive, a Tokyo-based start-up providing automobile data analytics.
Technology | 10 Aug 2015 |
Dentsu Ventures, the corporate VC arm of the eponymous Japanese advertising giant, has invested $3 million in US social robot start-up Jibo.
North Asia | 07 Aug 2015 |
Feng Li and Ben Lin, formerly partners at IDG Capital Partners, are looking to raise RMB1 billion ($160 million) for their debut China venture fund.
Greater China | 06 Aug 2015 |
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