Cathay Innovation, the venture affiliate of Cathay Capital Private Equity, has led a $35 million extended Series B round of funding for Laiye Technology, a Chinese artificial technology (AI) start-up. Existing investors Lightspeed China and Wu Capital also participated.
The round coincides with Laiye’s acquisition of Awesome Technology, which specializes in robotic process automation (RPA), whereby machines track tasks performed by people with a view to replicating...
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.