Singapore’s Pace Enterprise, a one-year-old start-up in the fast-growing buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) financial services niche, has raised a $40 million Series A round from a pan-Asian mix of VC firms.
Investors include Japan's Marubeni Ventures, Korea's Atinum Partners, Taiwan's AppWorks, and Indonesia's Alpha JWC Ventures, as well as Singapore’s UOB Venture Management, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia,...
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).