Swiss VC Blockchain Valley Ventures to expand fund corpus to $50m to target Asian startups

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BVV currently has a fund size of $10 million targeting investment opportunities in Europe.

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Hillhouse, Quan lead $93m Series B for US biopharma firm NextCure

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New investors backing the round include Bay City Capital, Surveyor Capital, Ping An Ventures, Taiho Ventures LLC, ArrowMark Partners and NS Investment.


China: Security firm DBSec, umbrella sharing startup Mobrella bag funding

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Delian Capital has invested $14.4 million in data security firm DBSec’s Series C round while Ant Financial is said to have backed umbrella sharing startup Mobrella.


Exclusive: Indonesia’s Target Media Nusantara bags Series A funding from Alpha JWC

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The investment in TMN comes after Alpha JWC led a Series A round of funding for another media startup, Nusantara Technology, in October. 


Lippo’s Venturra Capital makes 3 seed-stage investments from new fund

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Venturra Capital announced the launch of its $15-million new fund in September.


Prime Venture leads $4.7m funding round in retail tech startup Perpule

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It had previously raised $650,000 in seed funding from Kstart, Kalaari Capital’s seed fund, Venture Highway and TaxiForSure founder Raghunandan G. in 2017.


India Dealbook: Venture Catalysts backs CleanseCar; Hoi Foods raises $500k

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Hoi Foods has raised $500,000 in a pre-Series A round of funding led by 1Crowd and its investor community.


Bain Capital raises $1b for its biggest venture fund yet

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Bain will set aside $250 million of its new war chest to back more mature companies, while the balance will be used to find emerging companies in areas such as AI, automation and digital currencies, as well as backing the successful ones in subsequent rounds.


XM Cyber raises $22m from Macquarie Capital, Nasdaq Ventures, others

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This latest round has brought the company’s total funding to $32 million, following a previous seed round from Swarth Group.


Singapore’s EDBI backs $40m funding in US tech unicorn WalkMe

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WalkMe, which guides users to navigate websites and apps more efficiently, is one of the tech startup companies in the US to reach unicorn status this year.