Beijing-based HeliXon, an artificial intelligence-enabled developer of protein-based drugs, has raised CNY 500m (USD 75m) in Series A funding led by 5Y Capital. Other investors include Gaorong Capital and Neumann Capital.
Three existing backers - Xiang He Capital, GL Ventures, and Qingzhi Capital - re-upped in the Series A. They provided an angel round last year. HeliXon was founded in June 2021 by Jian Peng, formerly...
Timothy Zee, a Singapore-based managing director with PAG whose primary responsibilities included deal sourcing and business development, has left the firm after 10 years.
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.