Tokopedia co-founder launches Indonesia’s newest venture capital firm

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The firm will predominantly make pre-Series A and Series A investments of $500,000 to $1 million.

India: Small-town startups catch fancy of venture capital firms

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Orios has launched an initiative called FindingMisfits to help entrepreneurs based in smaller cities and towns expand their ventures.


India: Food ordering platform Zomato raises $210m from Alipay

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The development comes almost eight months after Zomato raised $200m in a funding round led by Ant Financial.


Mega rounds in September quarter cause spurt in VC funding in India

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VC funding in the third quarter of 2018 doubled to over $2.5 billion compared to the previous quarter, driven by hotel booking start-up Oyo’s $1 billion funding.


China’s Morningside Venture Capital raises $1b USD-denominated fund

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The fund attracted investments from endowment funds, family offices, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, fund-of-funds and foundations.


CLSA launches Asia-focused, early-stage fintech venture AlphaLabs

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The business will invest in startups in areas such as artificial intelligence, automation, big data, blockchain, cyber security, digital assets and regulatory technology.


Japan’s Infinity Ventures targets maiden global crypto fund in 2019

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Infinity Ventures’ $120 million fourth fund, which it started raising in June, is on track to close by end-2018.


Alliance Ventures leads $5m series A in US mobility data platform Coord

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Alliance Ventures is the corporate venture capital fund of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.


S Korean edutech platform Classting secures $6.5m from Mistletoe, KDB

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Founded by Dave Cho and Jaesang Yoo in 2012, Classting has so far raised over $12 million in funding from five rounds.


India Dealbook: Chiratae, Alkemi back Elawoman; Sattvaponics, Betterhalf raise funding

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Elawoman, a data-driven fertility platform, has raised $3 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and Alkemi Venture Partners.