Japan’s Beyond Next Ventures has led a JPY800 billion ($7.4 million) Series A round for local cell-based agricultural technology specialist IntegriCulture.
Chinese drug developer Jiangsu Atom Bioscience & Pharmaceutical has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital China and Hong Kong-listed Livzon Pharmaceutical Group.
Hillhouse Capital has led an extended Series A round of funding worth $50 million for Deepexi, a Chinese start-up that provides a suite of smart data services to enterprise customers.
Bobobox's flexible solution to accommodation for frontline healthcare workers in Indonesia led to support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation and helped secure a Series A from Li's Horizons Ventures
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital has joined a Series A round for Japanese plant-based meat producer Daiz that brings the company’s total funding to JPY1.2 billion ($11.2 million).
Singapore-headquartered GoBear, a financial services platform focused on Asian consumers, has raised $17 million from Netherlands-based Walvis Participaties and Aegon
US-based Tribe Capital sees similar qualities in Indian logistics aggregator Shiprocket as in other software-as-a-service stalwarts
Indian VC firm Inventus Capital has led a INR200 million ($2.6 million) funding round for local electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Euler Motors.
Hangzhou-based cybersecurity company Meichuang has raised a RMB150 million ($21 million) round led by CBC Capital and Sharewin Investment.
Singapore-based talkbot provider Wiz.Ai has raised $6 million in pre-A funding led by GGV Capital. ZWC Partners, Insignia Venture Partners, Wavemaker Partners, and Orion Fund also participated.
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has made an investment of undisclosed size in local start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) via its VC unit Firemark Ventures.
Bobobox, an Indonesian start-up that operates capsule hotels, has raised an $11.5 million Series A round led by Horizons Ventures and Alpha JWC Ventures.
KKR has made its largest private equity investment in Asia to date with a commitment of INR113.6 billion ($1.5 billion) in Jio Platforms, the holding company for various internet and telecom assets owned by Indian oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries.
Joy Capital has led a RMB300 million ($42 million) Series B round for Reworld, a platform offering training and IT tools that allow users to design their own videogames.
Zentalis Pharmaceuticals, a US cancer treatment specialist that raised $165 million in an IPO last month, has secured $20 million in funding to establish a China-based joint venture.
B Capital has led a $60 million Series B round for Khatabook, a digital ledger software provider for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in India.
Anchorless Bangladesh, a New York-headquartered VC firm dedicated to the country, has made its debut investment in a local logistics start-up.
US investors Optum Ventures and Health Catalyst Capital have co-led a $21.5 million Series A round for Singapore-based healthcare technology developer Holmusk.
JD MRO, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com that specializes in industrial maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), has raised $230 million in Series A funding led by GGV Capital.
Data Ground, a Chinese robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer, has raised RMB270 million ($35 million) in an extended Series B round led by Shenzhen Venture Capital.
Japanese biotech developer Modulus Discovery has raised $25.5 million in Series B funding from a group of local VCs including SBI Investment.
Indian agricultural technology start-up Intello Labs has raised $5.9 million in a Series A funding round led by Saama Capital, Singapore’s Grow and SVG Ventures-Thrive.
Qitan Technology, a Chinese gene sequencing company, has raised RMB100 million ($14 million) in Series A funding led by Gaorong Capital. Other backers include Yinxinggu Capital and Yahui Preision Medical Fund.
Intel Capital has invested in two Chinese semiconductor suppliers and a Chinese medical technology developer as part of a $132 million commitment spread across 11 start-ups.