Boulevard Capital Partners, a private equity investor focused on infrastructure including telecom towers, has agreed to invest $20 million in Singapore-listed surveillance technology specialist Stratech.
Sen Do Technology (Sendo), a Vietnamese e-commerce company that operates a C2C platform and payment service, has secured $51 million in Series B funding led by Japan’s SBI Group.
Singapore’s Golden Equator has launched an accelerator in Brunei aimed at helping local small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) expand across Southeast Asia.
Clobotics, a China and US-based computer vision start-up backed by a number of venture capital firms, has raised $11 million in Series A funding.
Japan’s Line Corporation has set up a $10 million fund via a Korean subsidiary that will make token investments in early-stage blockchain start-ups.
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Nexus Venture Partners has led an $8 million Series A funding round for Observe.AI, a business process outsourcing (BPO) services provider based in the US and India.
China’s Nio, an electric vehicle (EV) maker backed by a number of private equity firms, has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange that is expected to be the largest US listing for a Chinese car company to date.
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IDG Capital has led a $20 million investment in Taiwan-based blockchain technology developer Dexon Foundation.
China International Capital Corp (CICC) has led a RMB300 million ($44 million) Series B funding round for Chinese commercial space industry start-up One Space.
Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has launched a cryptocurrency and blockchain fund in partnership with LuneX Ventures, a new firm established by Kenrick Drijkoningen (pictured), Golden Gate’s former head of growth.
Vietnam-based Mekong Capital has exited its stake in Asia Chemical Corporation (ACC), a domestic industrial supplier, for $8.9 million, generating a gross return multiple of 2.6x and a gross IRR of 15.1%.
Sequoia Capital India and Accel Partners have led a $12.2 million Series A funding round for Metro Bikes, an India-based scooter rental provider. It coincides with the company rebranding as Bounce.
Indian asset and wealth management firm ASK Investment Managers, which operates private equity fund ASK Pravi as a joint venture with Pravi Capital, has filed for a domestic IPO.
Korea’s Samsung has committed KRW25 trillion ($22 billion) to a technology innovation drive that will focus strongly on domestic R&D and include an expansion of the company’s venture incubation program.
Hong Kong travel services company Klook has closed a $200 million Series D funding round from a group of investors including Sequoia Capital China, Matrix Partners, and Goldman Sachs.
Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional has appointed Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, CEO of state-controlled Employees Provident Fund (EPF), as its new managing director.
Qiming Venture Partners has led a $17 million Series A funding round for Chinese biotechnology company CureGenetics.
GLP, a private equity-owned warehouse operator based in Singapore, has invested RMB400 million ($58 million) in Chinese agricultural products distributor Wangjiahuan.
Chinese biopharmaceuticals developer Impact Therapeutics has raised $30 million in Series C funding from a group of investors led by Decheng Capital.
Australia’s OneVentures has partnered with Israel-based Viola Credit to launch a A$100 million ($74 million) venture debt fund that is said to be the first vehicle of its kind in Australia.
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