Philippines conglomerate Ayala Corporation has confirmed plans for a $150 million venture capital fund that will invest globally in new technologies. It will be managed by local VC firm Kickstart Ventures.
Singapore-based VC investor Jungle Ventures has reached a first close of $175 million on its third Southeast Asia-focused fund. The vehicle has an overall target of $220 million.
Omnivore Partners, an Indian venture capital firm focused on impact investment in the local agriculture industry, has closed its second early-stage fund with $97 million in commitments.
The center of gravity within Indonesia's private markets appears to have shifted from PE to VC. Is it a structural or a cyclical phenomenon?
Panacea Venture, a Chinese GP founded by KPCB alumnus James Huang that specializes in early-stage healthcare investments, has closed its debut fund at approximately $180 million.
Japanese venture capital firm Globis Capital Partners has raised JPY36 billion ($321 million) for its sixth fund. The overall target of JPY37.5 billion is expected to be reached by June.
RHL Ventures has launched a MYR100 million ($24.2 million) fund focused on small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) with a cornerstone investment from government-owned SME Corp Malaysia.
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), an Australia-listed food and beverage distributor for Coca-Cola and several other food brands, has established a branch of its venture capital unit Amatil X in Indonesia.
B Capital Group, a US venture capital firm with a strong Asia focus established by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has reached a first close of $406.1 million for its second fund.
Source Code Capital, a Chinese VC firm founded by Yi Cao (pictured), formerly a partner at Sequoia Capital China, has closed two new US dollar vehicles at $570 million.
Hian Goh knows better than most Southeast Asian VC investors the cultural barriers that discourage the region’s entrepreneurs. With Openspace Ventures he aims to provide start-ups the support they need
Gobi Partners has launched a $20 million fund with Fatima Ventures, the corporate VC arm of Pakistani conglomerate Fatima Group, to tap opportunities in the country.
Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Insurance has agreed to invest JPY1 billion ($9.1 million) in a venture fund managed by local energy and cleantech specialist Energy & Environment Investment (EEI).
Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures has partnered with South Korea's Hanwha Asset Management to invest in Series B rounds for Southeast Asian start-ups.
Moonrise Capital, a global venture capital-focused investment firm established by Don Pascal, formerly CEO of Commonfund Capital, has raised $105.7 million for a China fund-of-funds product.
Chinese GPs that can identify where their strategies might go wrong – and therefore avoid problems before they emerge – are most likely to emerge as winners in a market characterized by rising competition and changing economic circumstances, LPs told...
Japan’s quiet venture capital space is booming within its own borders. Signs of a stronger exit market and an exuberant influx of corporate involvement are encouraging themes, but they will play out slowly
DNX Ventures, formerly known as Draper Nexus Ventures, has launched its third Japan-US cross-border VC fund with a target of $300 million.
Japan-based Infinity Ventures has launched its fourth fund focused on Japan and China with a target of $120 million.
Newly established Australian venture capital firm King River Capital has confirmed the launch of its debut fund and two initial investments.
Omidyar Network, a global impact investment firm launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar that is an active investor in Asia, has spun out its financial technology division into a new VC firm called Flourish Ventures.
MagicStone Alternative Investments (MSA) has reached a first close of $200 million on its second venture capital fund, which will focus on technology companies in China.
US-based enterprise software giant Salesforce has launched a $50 million venture capital fund focused on Australian technology start-ups.
Malaysia’s AirAsia has launched a venture capital fund in partnership with US-based 500 Startups that will focus on digital Southeast Asian businesses in travel, logistics and financial technology.