Velocity, an Indian start-up that provides growth capital to e-commerce brands, has raised a $20 million Series A round led by Valar Ventures, a firm set up by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.
Presight Capital and iSeed Fund also participated, as did individual investors associated with the likes of Oyo, BlockFi, and UK-based VC investor Hedosophia. It brings total equity raised to date to $30...
Temasek Holdings, Cathay Capital Private Equity, and Haochen Capital have led a $55 million Series B round for WeNext Technology, a China-based 3D printing specialist.
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has made a Series D investment of undisclosed size in Japan’s Soda, operator of sneaker reselling platform Snkr Dunk, at a valuation of JPY38 billion ($336 million).
Singapore’s LingoAce, a Chinese language learning app, has raised $105 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital India. It comes within a year of a $55 million Series B.
CVC Capital Partners is supporting a proposed founder-led privatization of Hong Kong-listed gaming hardware and software provider Razer that values the business at HK$24.7 billion ($3.17 billion).