Bijak, an Indian business-to-business (B2B) platform for trading agricultural commodities, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by RTP Global.
Existing investors Omnivore Partners, Omidyar Network India, Sequoia Capital India and Better Capital were among the other participants. Sequoia is also an investor in DeHaat, an agricultural marketplace...
Australia’s Blackbird Ventures has raised A$500 million ($357 million) for its fourth fund and named Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes as chairman.
Yaoyanshe, a Chinese contract research organization (CRO) for novel drugs, has raised RMB600 million ($86 million) across two rounds in the past eight months.
MyGlamm, an online Indian cosmetics brand, has agreed to acquire POPxo, a women-focused content platform for an undisclosed sum. Both companies have several VC backers.
Japan’s MUFG Bank has set up a Singapore-based venture debt business alongside Israeli financial technology start-up Liquidity Capital. Its debut fund has been set up with an initial $80 million.