Chinese bike-sharing start-up Ofo has raised $866 million in a new funding round – comprising equity and debt – led by existing investor Alibaba Group. It is said to be the largest round raised by a bike-sharing company to date.
Other investors in the round include Alibaba’s financial services affiliate Ant Financial, Haofeng Group, Tianhe Capital, and Junli Capital. Alibaba also led Ofo’s $700 million Series E round in July...
Tuya, a Chinese software platform for internet-of-things (IoT) systems that mainly offers platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products is pursuing a US IPO.
Australian online human resources services start-up Employment Hero has raised A$45 million ($35 million) in Series D funding led by domestic recruitment business Seek.
Singapore-based Next Gen, which markets a vegetarian chicken brand called Tindle, has raised $10 million in what is being called the largest-ever seed round in the food tech space.
Pakistan-focused VC firm Indus Valley Capital has raised $17.5 million for its debut fund focused on early-stage start-ups. The initial target was $15 million.