Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV) has closed its fifth healthcare fund – which operates globally but primarily backs companies with a China angle – at the hard cap of $750 million. It represents a meaningful step up in size from the $450 million raised for Fund IV.
LAV Biosciences Fund V launched with a target of $650 million and was substantially oversubscribed, according to sources familiar with the situation. LAV declined to comment on fundraising. LPs that have...
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.