Singapore-based RE Lee Capital has confirmed it will launch a series of alternative asset investment products across the next three months and commit up to $60 million to pre-seed technology start-ups.
Investments by China's tech giants becoming more prominent in Indonesia's tech space, but Chinese VC investors continue to tread cautiously in the country for the most part
Khailee Ng, a managing partner with 500 Startups in Southeast Asia, discusses the rising demand for start-up exposure in Indonesia, the prospects for the country’s four unicorns, and exit opportunities
Spanish bank BBVA has committed $50 million to Chinese VC firm Sinovation Ventures’ latest US-dollar denominated fund.
Sequoia Capital plans to raise up to $3.1 billion for deployment in China and India across seed, venture and growth strategies.
Qiming Venture Partners has closed two China-focused VC funds – including its sixth US dollar-denominated vehicle and fifth renminbi-denominated vehicle – and a newly-established US healthcare fund, with $1.39 billion in aggregate commitments.
Kee Lock Chua, CEO of Temasek-owned Vertex Holdings, discusses venture capital trends in Asia
Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International, has added Shweta Bhatia, formerly of Goldman Sachs, as a partner in its India office.
Panasonic has committed $100 million as the sole LP in a fund managed by US-based Conductive Ventures that will focus on helping technology start-ups access Japanese markets.
Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Global Brain have established their third VC fund with a view to investing JPY20 billion ($187 million) over the next five years.
Saama Capital has closed its fourth India VC fund at the hard cap of $100 million, just over a year after closing its third vehicle at $57 million.
Australian venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures has reached a first close of A$225 million ($173 million) on its third fund - including a commitment from Future Fund, the country's sovereign wealth fund.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) will commit $20 million in a fund managed by India-focused VC firm The Fundamentum Partnership.
Global GPs have the potential to draw fresh sources of capital to Asia's impact investment funds
A China-Europe cross-border VC fund backed by CIC plans to back technology companies positioned to benefit from new trade dynamics
Hitachi has agreed to invest an undisclosed sum in a Japan-US cross-border venture capital fund managed by Geodesic Capital that will focus on social problem solving through technology.
Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group, Singapore’s East Ventures and Yahoo Japan have teamed up to launch a $150 million venture capital fund targeting technology-enabled companies in Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong plans to increase funding to two local incubation programs – Cyberport and Hong Kong Science & Technology Park (HKSTP) – in the expectation they will play a leading role in the drive to turn the territory into an innovation hub.
Redpoint China Ventures has raised $110 million for its debut renminbi-denominated fund, which is expected to offer greater flexibility in backing start-ups in the early stages
Fireside Ventures, an Indian VC firm set up by Helion Venture Partners co-founder Kanwaljit Singh (pictured), has closed its debut fund at INR3.4 billion ($52 million).
Global PE firms are launching impact funds tailored to appeal to institutional investors that have so far largely ignored the space. There will be growing pains, but the benefits should be wide-ranging
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has launched an incubation program for start-ups in the territory.
Redpoint China Ventures has closed its debut renminbi-denominated VC fund at RMB700 million ($110 million).
European asset management firm Tikehau Capital has reached a first close of $50 million on a healthcare-focused early stage investment fund.