SoYoung, a Chinese online marketplace focusing on cosmetic surgery, has raised $70 million in Series E funding led by Orchid Asia. There was additional participation from Matrix Partners China, BOC International, and the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF).
RCIF’s involvement is seen by SoYoung as an endorsement by the “national team” – a reference to the vehicle’s two government-linked backers, the Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment...
Kotak Mahindra Group hopes his longstanding experience in financial services will serve as a differentiator as it looks for deals in India's increasingly popular distressed space
Conservative sovereign wealth investors are increasingly comfortable making direct commitments to venture-oriented technology companies. The strategy appears to suit them but remains to be validated
01VC has secured institutional LP support for its second fund, which closed at $100 million. The early-stage investor plans to deploy it across industrial and enterprise deals in China and Southeast Asia