Singapore's Near secures $100 million from Greater Pacific Capital with a view to expanding its suite of SaaS products that offer commercial insights by tracking consumer behavior
Orum Therapeutics, a Korean biotechnology developer targeting cancer and rare diseases, has secured a $30 million Series B round from a group including IMM Investment and InterVest.
Sequoia Capital China and Eastern Bell Venture Capital have led a RMB250 million ($36.3 million) Series A round for Lichuang Mall, a Chinese B2B online trading platform that specializes in electronic components.
Gobi Partners has joined Teleport, the cargo and logistics platform of AirAsia, to commit $10.6 million in Series B funding to Malaysia-based e-commerce logistics and parcel delivery service EasyParcel.
Igloohome, a Singapore-based smart city supplier for enterprises in real estate and infrastructure, has raised a $15 million round co-led by Wavemaker Partners, Insignia Ventures Partners, and Seeds Capital.
GGV Capital has co-led a $150 million Series C investment in Chinese industrial robotics maker Geek+ alongside US hedge fund investor D1 Capital Partners.
Samsung Ventures has made its first Indian investments, committing $8.5 million across four local start-ups.
Nigeria-based online services platform OPay has raised a $50 million funding round with participation by a number of Chinese investors, including IDG Capital, Source Code Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Meituan-Dianping, and GSR Ventures.
TPG Capital affiliate PacificBridge Asset Management and MCM Investment Partners, a Hong Kong-headquartered merchant bank and asset manager, have led a $25 million Series B round for Singapore artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Taiger.
Horizons Ventures has led a $35 million Series B round for Indian financial technology provider NiYo Solutions with support from Tencent Holdings.
Australia’s OneVentures and AirTree Ventures have joined online jobs marketplace Seek in a A$22 million ($15.3 million) Series C round for local human resources platform Employment Hero.
Global Brain has led a JPY8.5 billion ($7.8 million) Series A round for Connected Robotics, a Japanese robotics developer that specializes in cooking.
EV Growth has led a $14.5 million Series A round for Indonesian logistics industry technology provider Waresix.
Ritase, an Indonesian technology provider for the trucking industry, has raised an $8.5 million Series A round led by Golden Gate Ventures.
Japanese autonomous driving technology developer Tier IV has raised $100 million in Series A funding from a group of investors including Jafco.
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US venture firm Goodwater Capital and Mitsubishi UFJ Capital have co-led a JPY1.5 billion ($14 million) Series B round for Japanese financial technology provider Kyash.
Cathay Innovation, the venture affiliate of Cathay Capital Private Equity, has led a $35 million extended Series B round of funding for Laiye Technology, a Chinese artificial technology (AI) start-up. Existing investors Lightspeed China and Wu Capital...
Ouyeel, which claims to be China’s largest online-to-offline (O2O) trading platform for the steel industry, has raised RMB2 billion ($291 million) in Series B funding at a post-deal valuation of RMB10 billion.
Indonesian P2P lending platform KoinWorks has raised S$16.5 million ($12 million) in Series B funding led by EV Growth and Quona Capital.
Korea’s Stonebridge Ventures has led a $13.5 million investment in CoHive, an Indonesian co-working space operator previously known as EV Hive that spun out from East Ventures.
Postman, a software development tool creator with operations in India and the US, has raised a $50 million Series B round led by Charles River Ventures (CRV), with participation by existing investor Nexus Venture Partners.
Panasonic Corporation has joined a group of Japanese venture capital firms in a JPY900 million ($8.3 million) Series B round for local industrial robotics systems developer Linkwiz.
Indian online food and grocery wholesale platform Jumbotail has raised more than INR900 million ($13 million) in a Series B round led by Canadian venture capital firm Heron Rock Fund.