Shunwei Captial Partners, a Chinese VC firm established by Xiaomi founder Lei Jun (pictured), has closed its fourth US dollar-denominated VC fund at $1.21 billion. The firm’s assets under management (AUM) now stand at $3.3 billion across four US dollar funds and two renminbi vehicles.
Regulatory filings from July indicated that Shunwei China Internet Fund IV and Shunwei China Internet Opportunity Fund III each had a target of $600 million. From its second fundraise onwards, the venture...
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).