Thailand’s Omise gets $17.5m Series B for Southeast Asia expansion

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Sinar Mas Digital Ventures, Ascend Money and Golden Gate Ventures also participated in this round. With this, Omise has raised more than $25 million to date.

Cyberagent Ventures bets on Vietnamese healthcare service site ViCare

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Joining the financing round is Pix Vine Capital, which has partnered Cyberagent in previous investments in Vietnamese companies.


Australia: BidEnergy raises $5.24m, EzyCollect closes seed round

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BidEnergy has closed A$7 million in order to complete a reverse takeover (RTO) listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, while EzyCollect has closed a seed investment in a round led by Tank Stream Ventures.


India Dealbook: Taxi service provider Wiwigo, dog food startup Dogsee raise funds

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Inter-city taxi service provider Wiwigo, has raised around $600,000 funding from Indian Angel Network. Also, dog food startup Dogsee Chew has raised $300,000 from angel investors. Taxi service provider Wiwigo raises $600k Inter-city taxi service provider Wiwigo, has raised around $600,000 funding from Indian Angel Network and two high net worth investors. The round was led by Indian Angel… Read more »


Startup investing helps Alibaba expand footprint outside China

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Alibaba made at least two dozen investments in private companies last year, according to research firm CB Insights. The number of deals has nearly doubled since 2013, and the e-commerce company has continued spreading money around this year.


Vickers Venture hits $63.5m first close for Fund V, confident of beating $250m target

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The venture firm aims to raise $250 million for Fund V, which has a $400 million upper limit, or hard cap. Vickers has given itself a 12-month window to hit the final close for this vehicle.


Singapore: Temasek & EDBI lead $105m investment in Sprinklr

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Sprinklr develops and markets a social software platform enabling comprehensive social media management, and the current round, which also also included Wellington Management Company LLP, was done on a post-money valuation of $1.8 billion.


India: SEAF invests in Synergy Kitchens and Hospitality, completes fund deployment

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This investment is the ninth and final from SEAF India Agribusiness International Fund, which along with its sister SEAF India Agribusiness Fund, had a cumulative corpus of $42 million.


Japan Digest: Fast Japan secures $2.5m in seed funding; Fuller raises $4.2m

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Fast Japan, an online chat concierge service, has secured 25 million yen while Japanese startup Fuller raises 420 million yen in Series C funding.


500 Startups gets $8m in commitments, enlarges Thai microfund corpus to $15m

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Since its launch, 500 TukTuks are the most active venture capital fund in Thailand. So far, it has already invested in 22 local startups and targets at having around 25-30 startups in its portfolio by the end of this year.