India: Tencent-backed health-tech startup Practo losses widen in 2016-17

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Practo, one of the well-funded start-ups in the online medical care space, competes with NetMeds and Portea. It raised $55 million in a Series D funding led by China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd in January 2017.

Singapore: Eyeota & Carousell secure growth financing

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Eyeota has raised a $12.5 million Series B while Carousell has closed additional funding estimated at $45 million in 2017. 


Vietnam’s influencer platform NAH JSC raises $200,000 seed round

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NAH connects brands and advertisers with micro influencers and key opinion leaders.


India Dealbook: Startups myGate, Awign, Falcon Labs raise funding

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myGate plans to use its first round of external funding expand operations and strengthen its technology platform.


India: Maharashtra approves $781m investment to set up 10,000 startups in 5 years 

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The policy targets setting of at least 15 incubation centres for start-ups in the state.


India Dealbook: ERC Eye Care, trading platform STREAK raise funding

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ERC Eye Care’s investment was led by existing investors Ankur Capital and Ennovent.


Global venture builder Entrepreneur First unveils second Singapore cohort

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Entrepreneur First unveiled its second Singapore cohort in a move reflective of its focus on deep technology.


SPECTRUM launch sees Taizo Son’s Mistletoe establish global HQ in Singapore

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Mistletoe will base its first office in Asia outside of Japan at SPECTRUM in Singapore.


China Digest: 52Panghu.com and Aikucun raise Series A funding

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Second-hand luxury sales platform 52Panghu.com and sales and distribution firm Aikucun have raised Series A investment.


India Dealbook: Startups PeopleStrong HR, Rubix108 and CorporatEdge raise funds

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Through this partnership PeopleStrong and Zeta will ointly launch a human resources-focused mobile app later this week.