Intel Capital going slow on India startup investments

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The US will continue to be a prime market for Intel Capital, which has decided to apply the brakes on investments in some markets, including India. Intel Capital has invested in three Indian companies this year—Hungama, Helpshift and IndiaMART.com. All three of these investments were follow-on investments.

China: MiningLamp, Wangyudashi raise Series A funding

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The latest in the deals landscape in China has seen MiningLamp bag $30 million from Sequoia China, while Wangyudashi has raised $23 milion from Shenzhen Capital. MiningLamp raises $30 million Big data solutions firm MiningLamp has raised $30 million from Sequoia Capital China in a Series B round, said a… Read more »


Australia: Equity Venture Partners & Microequities launch joint $15m VC fund

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Equity Venture Partners and Microequities have launched a joint startup fund with a corpus of A$20 million targeting SaaS and marketplace ventures.


Malaysia’s FirstFloor Capital leads $14m round in Skeleton Tech

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The Series C round, which also includes existing Skeleton Technologies’ investors UP Invest and Harju Elekter, brings the company’s total financing to dat at $29.4 million.


Formation Group leads $69.95m round in Korea’s Memebox

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South Korean cosmetics marketplace Memebox has closed a $69.95 million Series C investment from Formation Group,Goodwater Capital and Pejman Mar Ventures.


India Dealbook: Fusion Microfin, Zenoti raise funds; Kwan buys Gigstart

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Micro lender Fusion Microfinance and software startup Zenoti have raised funds while Kwan Entertainment has acquired entertainment startup Gigstart.


Venture capital funding is drying up for media startups

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As venture capitalists exercise more caution and place fewer bets, they’re leaving media startups behind.


For Calpers, venture capital turns worst-performing asset among PE investments

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The investments lagged behind all other private-equity assets for Calpers, partly due to “modestly decreased” activity in venture-backed initial public offerings


Edtech startup Cialfo closes pre-Series A investment in round led by Govin Capital

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Edtech startup Cialfo has closed a pre-Series A investment from Govin Capital and a syndicate of angel investors led by Koh Boon Hwee


After Thailand, 500 Startups hints expansion for Vietnam fund possible

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The fund does not make disclosure for the terms of its investments. However, a source familiar to the fund revealed that 500 Startups probably invested around $30,000-50,000 in a Vietnamese startups. There were exceptions in which the US investor paid higher, up to $100,000 a deal.