CATEGORY: Investment

After Mark Zuckerberg, World Bank unit invests in Indian edtech startup Byju’s

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 20, 2016

In March this year, Byju's raised US$75 million, the largest ever investment round by an Indian edtech company Read More

Chinese VC fund Cyber Carrier invests in India’s Zoomcar

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 20, 2016

Zoomcar is a self-drive car rental company that allows users to rent cars by the hour, day, week or month Read More

iprice raises US$4M Series A led by Asia Venture Group, Venturra Capital

By Anisa Menur | Dec 20, 2016

CEO David Chmelar also claimed that iprice is on the way to reach break even and profitability Read More

Rakuten co-leads US$350M funding round in MENA-based ride-sharing startup

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 19, 2016

A major Middle Eastern telecom operator, Saudi Telecom Company, was the other co-lead investment partner Read More

Korean investor KTB Network forays into India with an investment in NoBroker.com

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 19, 2016

Seoul-headquartered KTB has invested in numerous startups, resulting in 270-plus IPOs Read More

KATSANA raises US$893K to help motor insurance companies analyse driver behaviour

By Anisa Menur | Dec 19, 2016

Apart from developing its telematics business, KATSANA will also use the funding to focus on its product KATSANA Insight Read More

End-to-end e-commerce solutions startup iCommerce Asia grabs US$1.4M pre-Series A

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 15, 2016

Investors from notable e-commerce startups such as Zalora and Carro took part in the round Read More

Rewardz gets US$2M from Japan's Benefit One to fuel profitability, expansion plan

By Anisa Menur | Dec 14, 2016

The Singapore-based startup also speaks up about the possibility to enter the Japanese market in the future Read More

Indifi Technologies, an Indian startup that helps SMEs get loans, raises US$10 million Series B

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 13, 2016

Lead investor Omidyar Network is a philanthropic organisation that believes in kickstarting business for the greater good Read More

This startup can bring you on-demand meteor showers --and it just raised funding

By Anisa Menur | Dec 13, 2016

ALE will use the US$6 million funding to launch the Sky Canvas Project in 2018 Read More

Freight marketplace Comet sweeps in pre-Series A led by India Quotient

By Anisa Menur | Dec 13, 2016

It claimed to have seen "considerable" traction in the China-to-India and India-to-UAE routes Read More

FitMeIn fits in undisclosed pre-Series A from Japanese healthtech firm FiNC

By Anisa Menur | Dec 13, 2016

The company hinted expansion plans outside of India with the new funding round Read More

Apple is in talks to invest up to US$1B in SoftBank Vision Fund

By Anisa Menur | Dec 13, 2016

According to reports, Apple would hope to gain insight on emerging technologies Read More

Vertex Ventures led a US$4.1 million investment into US-based data analytics company ZEPL

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 13, 2016

The platform helps data analysts leave their 'silo' by facilitating collaboration across various big data engines Read More

Myanmar has opportunity, so why are investors hesitating? Here are four reasons

By e27.co/peter-nguyen | Dec 12, 2016

The regulatory framework is still outdated and needs to be seriously updated for modern times Read More

Monstar Lab raises US$2.5M to fuel international expansion and an M&A

By Anisa Menur | Dec 08, 2016

The company raises investment from The Gogin Capital, Resona Capital, and existing investors Read More

This B2B marketplace has been working under the radar -- now it raises investment from Senjō Group

By Anisa Menur | Dec 08, 2016

Tjaara is a Singapore-based B2B marketplace that connects small to medium-sized wholesalers to its network of Mandarin-speaking manufacturers Read More

Cocoon Capital launches US$7M seed fund, targets SaaS, e-commerce, and fintech verticals

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 07, 2016

It will focus on startups based in Southeast Asia and India Read More

Can't afford a car? No worries! Revv raises US$9M to disrupt the car rental market

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 07, 2016

The India-based startup provides hourly, daily, weekly and monthly car rental services Read More

The rise and fall of corporate VCs: What corporations can do to make a difference

By Anisa Menur | Dec 07, 2016

Despite challenges, direct corporate and CVC investment is expected to account for 35 per cent or more of total global VC dollars invested by 2025 Read More

A Singapore private university is investing US$35.1M to support entrepreneurs

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 07, 2016

Its new initiative is a multi-pronged approach to nurture entrepreneurship and encourage starting up Read More

Alibaba invests in Irish cinema analytics startup showtime analytics

By TechNode | Dec 07, 2016

Alibaba Pictures is valued at US$9.6 billion Read More

Ruvento raises new seed fund for hardware startups in Singapore, China, and the US

By Anisa Menur | Dec 07, 2016

It will write 70 per cent of its check between US$100,000 and US$500,000 with the rest of the capital reserved for follow-on investments of up to US$2 million Read More

Under Trump, SoftBank will invest half of its US$100B Vision Fund in the US

By geektime | Dec 07, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump announced the deal after meeting with SoftBank’s CEO Read More

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