Laiye Technology, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up specialising in robotic process automation (RPA), has raised another extension - of USD 70m - to its Series C round. Hopu Investment took the lead.
Other investors include Youshan Capital, VMS Group and Hong Kong-listed Far East Horizon. Existing investors Lightspeed China Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners - the US affiliate of Lightspeed China...
Bertelsmann India Investments has earmarked USD 500m, provided by its eponymous German parent, for investment in local start-ups. The VC unit’s total deployment since its launch in 2013 is USD 285m.
UK-headquartered incubator Entrepreneur First (EF) has raised USD 158m, targeted in part at investment in Southeast Asian start-ups and expanding its reach in the region.
CDH Investments has agreed to sell New Zealand-based supplements manufacturer The Better Health Company (TBHC) to Nestlé Health Science for an undisclosed sum.
India and Southeast Asia-focused Panthera Growth Partners has reached a first close on its second fund with commitments amounting to more than half the overall target of USD 250m.