Quantopian to manage $250m in assets, secures funding from Point72 Ventures

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Quantopian will be managing $250 million in capital using investment algorithms and has secured an investment from Point72 Ventures.

India Dealbook: Lumis Partners leads $1.8m funding in Sheroes; Daily Ninja raises pre-Series A funding

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While women-focussed jobs and career platform has raised $1.8 million led by Lumis Partners, hyperlocal delivery firm Daily Ninja has raised a pre-Series A funding round. Sheroes raises $1.8m in Series A led by Lumis Partners Jobs and career platform for women Sheroes.in, a  has raised Rs 12 crore ($1.8 million)… Read more »


Japan: Astellas, MPM Capital form venture firm DigiTx Partners

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DigiTx Partners will invest in the digital health space with a special focus on companies which create solutions that improve patient outcomes and provide substantial synergy with a broader pharma business.


Asia Dealbook: Japan’s Retty closes $10.5m Series D, Right Fit raises $750k

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Japanese startup Retty has closed a $10.5 million Series D round, while Australian startup venture The Right Fit has closed an A$750,000 investment from Airtree Ventures.


Israel Digest: StackPath acquires Fireblade, Taboola acquires ConvertMedia

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Israeli cyber startup Fireblade has been acquired by StackPath, a young American company whilst Taboola, the largest discovery platform, entered an agreement to acquire ConvertMedia.


India Dealbook: Ovum raises $5m from IL&FS Invest, Norwest; YepMe plans to raise $15-20m

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Hospital chain Ovum has raised $5 million from IL&FS Investment Managers and Norwest Venture. Also, fashion retailer YepMe plans to hive off its software unit and raise $15-20 million for the same. Ovum raises $5m from IL&FS Invest, Norwest Bengaluru-based Neonatal Care & Research Institute, which runs Ovum hospitals, has raised Rs… Read more »


India: Healthkart raises $12m from Sequoia, Kae Capital in Series E round

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Healthkart last year separated its generic drug search business HealthkartPlus as 1mg.com and raised $6 million for the new venture from existing investors.


Exclusive: Indian gadget servicing startup Repaireasy raises seed funding

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Rapaireasy operates in a space that is largely unorganised in India. Some of the other players in the same segment include HandyHome, Bangalore-based RepairMyGadget, Bigfix, CellSavers and Geekscraft.


India: Medinfi Healthcare raises $200k in angel round

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Medinfi has raised $200,000 in an angel round from Mudit Saxena, senior vice-president, Genpact, and Singapore-based angel investor Evan Lim.


China Digest: Focus Media puts $81m in eSports startup; CCB invests in Weidong

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In two separate financing rounds in China, Focus Media led an $81 million funding round in eSports startup Sport of the Heroes, while CCB International invested in internet education platform Weidong Cloud Education.