Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Indian online payments platform Paytm, has joined the INR2 billion ($29 million) debut fund of Indian venture capital firm Roots Ventures as an anchor investor.
The fund has already raised INR1 billion, Roots founder Japan Vyas told the Press Trust of India. Additional investors include Seedfund co-founder Pravin Gandhi and Sandeep Kohli, formerly the India head...
Beijing-based MSA Capital and Al Salam Bank-Bahrain have set up a $50 million VC fund that will target cross-border opportunities between China and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Singapore-based online consumer-to-consumer marketplace Carousell has merged with the Southeast Asia subsidiary of Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor Group.
China Reform Holdings, a state-owned fund manager with RMB700 billion ($100 billion) in assets under management, has launched a RMB50 billion fund that will make investments in the security industry, with a particular focus on technology-enabled services.
Chinese bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Canaan experienced a volatile first day of trading on NASDAQ after raising $90 million in a smaller-than-expected IPO.