Hong Kong-listed software developer Kingsoft is not in desperate need of capital. It posted a net profit of RMB466.4 million ($76.6 million) in 2012, up 39% year-on-year, and its cash reserves...
Venture | 04 Dec 2013 |
Richard Liu has spent 14 years investing in tech, media and telecom for Morningside Technologies. He has witnessed increasing competition, ups and downs in e-commerce, and the rise of the domestic super angel
Venture | 04 Dec 2013
Lightspeed China likes disruptive business models that build up traction online and then use the momentum to gain a foothold offline as well. This has worked to good effect with Meilele, an online furniture retailer that now has a network of 200 offline...
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013
Accel Partners and Ventureast have contributed INR480 million ($7.69 million) in Series A funding for Indian home healthcare provider Portea Medical.
South Asia | 03 Dec 2013 |
Carrier billing provider Coda Payments has raised $2.3 million in Series A funding from GMO Global Payment Fund, Rakuten Ventures, CyberAgent Ventures, and return backers Golden Gate Ventures and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus.
Southeast Asia | 03 Dec 2013 |
Blackbird Ventures has invested A$250,000 ($227,645) to lead a A$500,000 round of funding for Melbourne-based CoinJar, a bitcoin wallet and exchange provider. Angel investors in the round include RetailMeNot founders Guy King and Bevan Clark and game...
Australasia | 02 Dec 2013 |
Indian mobile games developer and publisher Nazara Technologies has launched a seed stage fund to back game developers.
South Asia | 29 Nov 2013 |
Sequoia Capital has invested $15 million in a first round of funding for Girnar Software, which owns the automotive marketplace Cardekho.com. The funds will be used to support the marketplace's expansion plans.
South Asia | 28 Nov 2013 |
Target plans to launch a corporate incubator in Bangalore in January 2014. The Target Accelerator Program will give Indian start-ups specializing in big data, content aggregation, mobility and search up to $30,000 in funding.
South Asia | 28 Nov 2013 |
Northern Light Venture Capital has provided $10 million in Series A funding to TalkingData, a Chinese mobile data analytics provider. The company plans to use the new capital to enhance its product offerings in mobile gaming, advertising, e-commerce and...
Venture | 27 Nov 2013 |
“It is in some ways easier to buy things in China using bitcoin than it is using traditional fiat currency,” says Dan Ciporin, partner at the VC firm Canaan Partners.
Financials | 20 Nov 2013 |
Chinese peer-to-peer financing platform Yooli.com has received $10 million in Series A funding from Softbank China Capital. The platform launched in February but already has nearly 100,000 registered users and has transacted more than RMB264 million ($43...
Financials | 18 Nov 2013 |
As Chinese online video consumers switch to mobile platforms, venture capital investors are looking for ways to ride the wave – but they must do it with one eye on strategic players also entering the space
Technology | 14 Nov 2013 |
Gobi Partners has committed $4 million in Series A financing to Yododo.com, a Chinese hostel booking and travel site.
Greater China | 12 Nov 2013 |
Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology will build two accelerators under its Silicon Valley Project for technology commercialization - turning research into practical applications.
Southeast Asia | 31 Oct 2013 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
Venue: Tal Lands End, Mumbai
Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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