Japan’s quiet venture capital space is booming within its own borders. Signs of a stronger exit market and an exuberant influx of corporate involvement are encouraging themes, but they will play out slowly
When 500 Startups Japan reinvented itself as Coral Capital earlier this month, it said much about the venture capital firm’s home ecosystem. The most poignant of these parallels might be the name change...
Trax, a Singapore-based developer of retail computer vision and analytics solutions with several private equity backers, has acquired US-based shopping rewards app developer Shopkick for an undisclosed amount.
Chinese art education platform Yiqi Technology Group has raised $40 million in the first tranche of a Series C round led by Tencent Holdings. It is said to be the largest-ever funding round for a start-up in this space.
Australia’s Square Peg has secured two new superannuation fund backers for its second fund, which has closed at A$340 million ($237 million).
JD Logistics, the delivery unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has reached a first close on a renminbi-denominated fund that invests in smart logistics and related technologies. The full target for the vehicle is RMB1.5 billion ($218 million).