Paytm has joined SAIF Partners and Tiger Global to lead a $50 million round of funding for Little, an Indian online discount start-up launched by the founders of fashion e-commerce platform Zovi.
Consumer | 30 Jul 2015 |
India's vast assortment of ethnic groups represents a golden opportunity for MedGenome. The 2,000 groups that inhabit the subcontinent are a treasure trove of information waiting to be harvested and put to work.
Venture | 29 Jul 2015
Booktrack, a New Zealand-based company that provides movie-style soundtracks and ambient audio for eBooks, has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by Coent Venture Partners and Sparkbox Ventures.
Media | 28 Jul 2015 |
Indian VC firm Orios Venture Partners has launched a new $150 million fund to support start-ups in various branches of the technology sector.
South Asia | 24 Jul 2015 |
Singapore-based Giosis, which manages e-commerce site Qoo10, has raised $82.1 million in a Series A round led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
Southeast Asia | 23 Jul 2015 |
Zimplistic, the kitchen robotics start-up behind automatic flatbread maker Rotimatic, has raised $11.5 milllion in Series B funding from NSI Ventures and RBVC, the venture capital arm of German electronics multinational Robert Bosch.
Technology | 23 Jul 2015 |
Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart and its backer Tiger Global have together invested INR760 million ($12 million) in online home rentals start-up NestAway.
Real estate | 23 Jul 2015 |
Angel investors, both unsophisticated amateurs and industry-savvy professionals, are flooding into China’s tech sector in search of stellar returns. Everything looks great as long as the market keeps on going up.
Greater China | 22 Jul 2015
Singapore's government-sponsored investment fund Temasek Holdings and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have agreed to form a joint vehicle which will offer $500 million in venture debt financing to start-ups in China, India and Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia | 22 Jul 2015 |
Malaysian online fitness platform KFit has raised $3.25 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital.
Southeast Asia | 22 Jul 2015 |
Tiger Global Management has led an undisclosed Series A round for Zostel Hospitality, the Indian start-up behind online budget hotel booking platform Zo Rooms. Orios Venture Partners also took part in the round.
South Asia | 21 Jul 2015 |
A group of Japanese tech entrepreneurs have formed a new start-up-focused fund called Tokyo Founders Fund, styled after Silicon Valley’s own Founders Fund.
Fundraising | 21 Jul 2015 |
Victor Jiang, the founder of Australian professional services platform Skillsapien, is seeking to raise A$50 million ($37 million) for his new Sapien Ventures fund.
Venture | 20 Jul 2015 |
Japan's SoftBank Corp. has led a $20m Series B round of funding for US-based ad analytics start-up Cinarra Systems.
North Asia | 20 Jul 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul