Neil Shen, managing partner of Sequoia Capital China, on identifying stand-out entrepreneurs and the competitive dynamics of a maturing start-up ecosystem
Q: What major differences do you see in entrepreneurship in China now and when you set up Ctrip in 1999? A: Go back 10 years and the opportunity was concentrated in the TMT [technology, media and telecom]...
Temasek Holdings, Cathay Capital Private Equity, and Haochen Capital have led a $55 million Series B round for WeNext Technology, a China-based 3D printing specialist.
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has made a Series D investment of undisclosed size in Japan’s Soda, operator of sneaker reselling platform Snkr Dunk, at a valuation of JPY38 billion ($336 million).
Singapore’s LingoAce, a Chinese language learning app, has raised $105 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital India. It comes within a year of a $55 million Series B.
CVC Capital Partners is supporting a proposed founder-led privatization of Hong Kong-listed gaming hardware and software provider Razer that values the business at HK$24.7 billion ($3.17 billion).