While other VC firms have seen significant jumps in fund size as they target the growth space, WI Harper's latest Asia-US vehicle will remain focused on early-stage deals with a cross-border angle
VC-backed companies in Asia led a worldwide surge of investments in financial technology companies in the first quarter of 2016, according to a new report from KPMG and CB Insights (CBI).
Healthcare specialist Vivo Capital has closed its latest Sino-US venture capital fund with around $100 million in commitments. The vehicle will focus on early-stage investments.
Micro VC firms are a relatively new segment in China’s venture capital ecosystem, the product of angel investors going institutional. They focus on early stage deals, but as demand grows, will they stay there?
Benlai.com, a Chinese B2C-focused online grocery supplier, has raised an extended Series C round of funding worth $17 million.
Corporations in Asia increasingly see the merits of captive VC units, but they must be clear in their financial and strategic objectives in order to give teams the right combination of autonomy and guidance
Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC), an investment vehicle controlled by Chinese entrepreneur Zhendong Liu, has offered to buy German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron for EUR670 million ($751 million).
Singapore-based venture capital firm DMP has led a $3 million Series A round for Malaysian financial technology start-up Jirnexu.
Australia-based financial technology company Data Republic has received $10.5 million ($7.6 million) in funding from National Australia Bank (NAB), Westpac and Qantas.
Vision Knight Capital has led a $1 billion ($153 million) Series C round of funding for Weidai, a Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform that specializes on providing auto loans.
B Capital Group, a VC firm launched by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, formerly of Velos Partners and Bain Capital, has reached a first close on a US and Asia-focused fund, which has a full target of $250 million.
Ping An Good Doctor, a healthcare-focused mobile app controlled by Chinese Ping An Insurance Group, has raised $500 million in a Series A round of funding at a valuation of $3 billion.
SBCVC has committed $10 million to a $30 million seed round of funding for CloudMinds, a Chinese cloud-based robotics start-up.
ChinaEquity Group, a private equity firm listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), has acquired a controlling interest in an A-share listed company in what could be an attempt to move to the larger exchange.
Quadrant Private Equity will exit Australia-based Canberra Data Centers (CDC) as listed infrastructure investor Infratil and Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. (CSC) agreed to buy a majority stake in the business for A$784 million ($565 million).
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), a government-sponsored VC fund-of-funds, has appointed Richard Dellabarca as its new CEO. He replaces Franceska Banga, who has led the fund since its inception in 2002.
Corporate VC funds operated by real estate developer CapitaLand, cloud services provider DeClout, agriculture company Wilmar International and logistics provider YCH Group will share S$40 million ($29 million) in seed funding from Singapore’s National...
Three senior executives – including Jun Wang, the managing partner and chairman – have left Fosun Kinzon Capital, the venture capital arm of China’s Fosun Group, to set up their own firm.
Warburg Pincus will open an office in Singapore to improve its ability to identify and evaluate investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.
WI Harper Group has closed its eighth venture capital fund, which targets early-stage investments in Asia-focused companies, at $175 million.
Tantan, a Chinese version of US-based dating app Tinder, has completed a $32 million Series C round led by DST Global, Vision Plus Capital and LB Investment.
Geodesic Capital, a US-based venture capital firm focused on helping start-ups drive Japanese expansion, has closed its first fund at $335 million.
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GGV Capital and Morningside Venture Capital have co-led a $32 million Series C round for Keep, a Chinese mobile app that provides fitness training programs.