India: Firstcry revives talks with Temasek, approaches Tencent, too, for up to $150m funding

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Firstcry held funding talks with Temasek last year but the discussions cooled because of differences over valuation.

HK robo-adviser Quantifeed raises $10m Series A led by Cathay Financial

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Quantifeed says the Series B round will fuel its regional growth in Asia.


China’s Qiming Ventures leads $37m funding in AlphaBio Biopharma

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The firm is looking at raising $65 million for the entire Series A financing round.


Goldman Sachs to invest $500m in women-run companies

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The program will also help clients invest directly in private, late-stage companies or provide seed capital for women starting their own funds.


Co-work space operator IndiQube raises $15m Series A led by WestBridge Capital

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The series A round also saw participation by Ashish Gupta, co-founder of Helion Ventures.


Singapore’s GIC, Sequoia China invest $40m in Korean fintech startup Viva Republica

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With this, the fintech app Toss parent has secured a total funding till date of $116 million.


Thai-focused micro-fund 500 TukTuks to raise $20m for second vehicle

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Fund II is said to have backing of large Thai firms including TCP Group, Central Group, Saha Pathana and others,


China Digest: Ono gets $16m in Series A; Xiaohuanggou secures $163m

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Ono harnesses the power of blockchain technology in challenging the traditional social networking model.


Cisco aims to invest $200m on startups globally, including India, in 2018

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Cisco Systems Inc., which has acquired over 200 companies over the past three decades.


India Dealbook: Pixr8 News, Everyday Gourmet fundraise; Helix puts $4.87m in Network Intelligence

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Pixr8 aims to use the latest funding for expansion in India and internationally.