Shanghai-based Lighthouse Capital has led a $5 million Series C round of funding for affordable hearing aid maker iHear Medical.
Healthcare | 26 Nov 2014 |
US-based Insight Venture Partners has invested in Singapore's Wealth-X, a start-up offering sales, marketing, and compliance solutions to clients targeting ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI).
Financials | 26 Nov 2014 |
India’s young demographic and growing mobile adoption is an opportunity waiting to be tapped for early-stage investors. Industry incumbents are making the most of it, but there is room for more
Early stage | 26 Nov 2014 |
Fidelity Growth Partners Asia and Fidelity Biosciences have committed RMB62.5 million ($10 million) to Eyebright Medical Technology, a Chinese ophthalmic medical devices manufacturer.
Greater China | 25 Nov 2014 |
Japanese finance technology start-up Accounting SaaS Japan (ASJ) has secured a JPY1 billion ($8.5 million) Series B round of funding from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan, Arbor Ventures and iMercury Capital.
North Asia | 25 Nov 2014 |
Rakuten Ventures, a corporate VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has led a $10 million Series A round for PocketMath, a Singapore-based mobile advertising platform.
Southeast Asia | 25 Nov 2014 |
Jakarta-based VC firm Convergence Accel has launched a $25 million debut fund that will invest in Indonesian early-stage technology companies.
Southeast Asia | 24 Nov 2014 |
SAIF India has raised $350 million for its second fund since spinning out from SAIF Partners in 2011. The vehicle is oversubscribed and a final close is scheduled for early December.
Fundraising | 24 Nov 2014 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $20 million Series B round of funding for HunterOn, a Chinese online recruitment service provider, with participation from IDG Capital Partners.
Greater China | 24 Nov 2014 |
Kayac, a Japanese internet company backed by Globis Capital Partners and CyberAgent, has filed for its IPO on the Mothers (market of the high-growth and emerging stocks) section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
North Asia | 21 Nov 2014 |
Zomato, a restaurant search service based in India, has raised a Series E round of funding worth $60 million from Vy Capital and existing backers Info Edge and Sequoia Capital.
South Asia | 20 Nov 2014 |
Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi and Shunwei Capital – a VC firm set up by Xiaomi co-founder and super angel investor Lei Jun – will invest $300 million in iQiyi, a video platform owned by Baidu.
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
SoftBank Capital, Telstra Ventures and American Express have led a Series D round of funding worth $50 million for Bigcommerce, an Australian e-commerce platform with a strong presence in the US. Existing investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth...
Technology | 20 Nov 2014 |
EHi Car Services, a Shanghai-based car rental company backed by a string of VC investors, has raised $120 million through an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Technology | 19 Nov 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai