Canva, an Australian online design platform, has raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding led by Felicis Ventures alongside existing investors Blackbird Ventures and Matrix Partners.
Australasia | 07 Oct 2015 |
Singapore-based personal finance portal MoneySmart has raised S$2.8 million ($2 million) in a Series A round led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Media Fund, with participation by Convergence Ventures, OPT SEA and Golden Gate Ventures.
Southeast Asia | 07 Oct 2015 |
The $392 million Lion-OCBC Capital Asia Fund I represents the first time OCBC has tapped third-party investors for a PE vehicle. Daniel Kwan, head of the mezzanine capital unit, explains the investment strategy
Southeast Asia | 07 Oct 2015
Vertex Venture Holdings will use its new $600 million allocation from Temasek Holdings to invest in Vertex family funds across the US, Israel and China
Fundraising | 07 Oct 2015
H&Q Asia Pacific's Silicon Valley-based innovation hub is intended to help established Asian companies find new avenues of growth in an increasingly challenging commercial landscape
North America | 07 Oct 2015
Peepul Capital has committed $15 million to Indian online jewelry and accessory retailer Voylla.
South Asia | 06 Oct 2015 |
ChinaEquity Group, a Beijing-based private equity firm, has won regulatory approval to list its renminbi investment business on China’s National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), also known as the New Third Board.
Greater China | 05 Oct 2015 |
Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has received $600 million from its parent to invest in start-ups in China, the US and Israel.
Southeast Asia | 05 Oct 2015 |
Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group has led a $1 billion Series E round of funding for Social Finance (SoFi), a Silicon Valley online lending marketplace also backed by China social networking site Renren.
Technology | 05 Oct 2015 |
Orb, a Japanese start-up that has developed an authentication technology to facilitate the use of virtual currencies, has raised JPY274 million ($2.28 million) from a group of investors.
Financials | 02 Oct 2015 |
Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) has created an investment arm that will back start-ups in Silicon Valley and around the world.
Southeast Asia | 02 Oct 2015 |
Singapore media conglomerate MediaCorp will take an equity stake in VC-backed French skincare brand Crème Simon in return for providing the company with advertising services.
Consumer | 30 Sep 2015 |
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and its online finance affiliate Ant Financial Services Group have made a further investment in Paytm, India's largest mobile payment and commerce platform.
Greater China | 30 Sep 2015 |
H&Q Asia Pacific will invest $100 million to acquire land and develop a technology hub in Silicon Valley.
Venture | 30 Sep 2015 |
PepperTap, an India-based hyperlocal online grocery delivery start-up, has raised a $36 million Series B round led by online marketplace Snapdeal, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and SAIF Partners.
South Asia | 30 Sep 2015 |
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