East Ventures has led a JPY64.8 million ($633,000) round of seed funding in Moi Corp., the Japanese company behind social video application TwitCasting.
North Asia | 24 May 2013 |
VC-backed Chinese online retailer LightInTheBox plans to raise up to $87 million through its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Greater China | 24 May 2013 |
Zalora, a Hong Kong-based online fashion and beauty retailer owned by German VC firm Rocket Internet, has closed a $100 million round of financing from Investment AB Kinnevik, Verlinvest and return backers Summit Partners and Tengelmann Group - which...
Venture | 24 May 2013 |
Korean start-up accelerator SparkLabs has selected a second class of 10 for its mentoring program. The program is three months in length and provides funding, office space and access to a network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors....
Venture | 23 May 2013 |
Indian venture capital firm Kae Capital has invested an undisclosed amount for a minority stake in Intap Labs, the start-up behind language-learning platform CultureAlley.com.
South Asia | 23 May 2013 |
Sequoia Capital, Catamaran Investment and FootPrint Ventures have put $8 million (INR 440 million) into Hector Beverages, owners of energy drink brand Tzinga.
South Asia | 21 May 2013 |
Tokyo-based venture firm Globis Capital Partners has reached a first close on its fourth fund a JPY8 billion ($78 million). Globis Fund IV, will focus on Japanese companies looking to capitalize on high-growth Asian markets as well as those in the domestic...
North Asia | 16 May 2013 |
The digitization of the Indian TV industry should deliver a more transparent system and an effective subscription model. PE firms can help with the infrastructure investment required to get there.
South Asia | 15 May 2013 |
Sudheer Kuppam, managing director for India, Japan, Australasia and Southeast Asia at Intel Capital, outlines his plans to usher Asian consumers onto technology platforms by meeting local needs in local languages
Venture | 15 May 2013
Inviragen had inauspicious beginnings. The firm came about through a marriage of convenience between two biotech start-ups that couldn't get funding: US-based Inviragen was working on dengue fever vaccine but had no capital for clinical trials; over in...
Healthcare | 15 May 2013 |
China's internet giants are on an acquisition spree as they seek to diversify their product platforms and carve out competitive positions in a battle that is likely to see valuations rise and rise
Greater China | 15 May 2013 |
IDG Capital Partners, Tiantu Capital, Shenzhen-based Cowin Capital and Tianjixing Capital have jointly invested in a Series A round of funding for Anxi Bama Tea worth RMB150 million ($24 million).
Greater China | 15 May 2013 |
Seven Asia-based investors have made it on to the 2013 Forbes Midas List of leading global venture capitalists. This compares to 10 last year, although an increasing number of US resident members are known for backing Chinese and Indian start-ups.
Venture | 09 May 2013 |
Baidu has agreed to pay $370 million for PPS’ online video business, creating an exit opportunity for the company’s venture capital backers. Ceyuan Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners and Vision Knight Capital have invested in PPStream in the last seven...
Exits | 08 May 2013 |
Non-profit microfinance pioneer Accion will provide funding to three Asian start-ups through its $10 million seed initiative, Venture Lab. Singapore-based Coda Payments, Demyst Data and Indian education access provider Varthana are among the five businesses...
Early stage | 08 May 2013 |
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