Young-Chan Kim went to the US in the 1990s to work for Samsung Electronics. He returned to South Korea with a business idea that has brought golf to the masses. Twelve years since its inception, Golfzon is the world’s leading golf simulation company, with more than 200,000 people switching on to play each day. Over 55 international courses are available, with 2-3 new ones added on a monthly basis.
"The founder first came across the simulator as a piece of entertainment equipment on a US army base. He took it back home and made it better using sensor technology," says Min Su Sung, a director at STIC...
Private equity compensation rose across the board in Asia Pacific last year – a trend that is seen to reflect rising competition for talent as the number of firms and volume of capital in the region continues to grow.
Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery platform Zomato has raised $210 million from existing investor Ant Financial, the financial services affiliate of China’s Alibaba Group.
The Carlyle Group and Chinese healthcare services provider Meinian Onehealth have together invested in Adicon Holding, a local independent clinical laboratory (ICL) provider. Carlyle is now the company's single largest shareholder.
IDG Ventures India has changed its name to Chiratae Ventures to emphasize the firm’s identity as a backer of high-growth Indian start-ups with potential for global expansion.