Hong Kong's Steadview Capital joins Indian startup UrbanClap's US$50M funding

According to a report, with this funding, UrbanClap's valuation has more than doubled to US$480 million 

Japanese firm Mitsui & Co. leads Series B funding in wearable healthcare brand GOQii

GOQii offers tools for real-time personalised coaching and scheduling health check-ups, a health e-commerce store, a health locker, and a cash reward programme 

Today's top tech news, March 01: Bike-sharing firm Mobike forays into Israel

Also in the news is Google's addition of Slack-like features to Hangouts Chat to supports instant messaging across devices between workers, including group conversations 

Captain’s Log, Oct 12: Ratan Tata says Indian startups not disruptive enough; Meru Cabs accuses Ola, Uber of distorting market

Also in the news is CEO Annabelle Kwok's resignation from SmartCow, a company building industrial-grade deployment devices for Artificial Intelligence 

Captain's Log, August 23: Tencent becomes go-to home for American football in China

Tencent is planning to broadcast American football in China across various platforms over the next three years 

UrbanClap secures US$21M to connect you with local services providers in India; IPO on the anvil

UrbanClap is a marketplace that enables users to find and hire verified service providers like plumbers, beauticians, yoga trainers and wedding photographers 

Fintech company Mswipe raises US$31M to offer mobile PoS solutions to Indian SMEs

Mswipe currently has a payment network of 246,000 terminals spread across 550-plus cities; Around 80 per cent of its customer base comprises SME merchants 

Indian cab-hailing company Ola raises US$104M from Falcon Edge, Ratan Tata fund

Ola is on-demand cabs and auto rickshaw hailing platform which operates over 450,000 vehicles across 102 cities in India 

Singapore VC SeedPlus reaches U$18M target for first fund, says round is oversubscribed

SeedPlus is the early stage fund and will focus on deals in the US$360,000 to US$720,000 range. 

India's Urban Ladder furnishes the business with US$15M financing

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder is an online furniture and home décor company that aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions