CropIn, an Indian developer of cloud technology for agricultural applications, has received INR580 million ($8.1 million) from Chiratae Ventures, formerly IDG Ventures India, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
CropIn aims to help small farmers improve their land management and yield prediction through a suite of cloud-based data collection and analysis tools. Its flagship product, SmartFarm, is used by more...
Australian graphic design start-up Canva has raised $70 million from investors including US-based General Catalyst and Bond Capital, the new vehicle of Silicon Valley veteran Mary Meeker. It values Canva at $2.5 billion.
India’s Everstone Group has hired Suresh Vaswani (pictured), a former executive at Wipro, Dell, and IBM, as a senior director focused on investments in information technology (IT).
Sanjieke, a China-based vocational training services provider, has raised an RMB130 million ($19 million) in a Series B round of funding led by Wu Capital.
ADV Partners has agreed to acquire heavy vehicles producer Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers (DLT), a Sri Lanka-based subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Tata Group, for INR3.05 billion ($43.7 million).