Indian technology startups record $9.4b in investments in Jan-Sep 2017

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E-commerce continues to draw the most funding with $2.66 billion; fintech firms stood a distant second with just $151 million.

Japan: Tech startups Megakaryo, Every, Base & Cognitee raise funding

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Megakaryon Corporation, Every, Base and Cognitee, technology businesses based in Tokyo, have raised funding for further growth. 


China Digest: F1 Oncology, Panda Insurance, Moredian, Hongliyu Cinema raise funds

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Chinese startups Panda Insurance, Moredian, Hongliyu Cinema have received funding in multiple deals while a US biotech firm has secured funding from a Shanghai enterprise, according to China Money Network. F1 Oncology secures $10m F1 Oncology, a US-based biotech firm discovering and developing adoptive cellular therapies for solid tumors, has… Read more »


China: KBP Biosciences secures $76m Series A, launches global HQ in US

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The funds will also enable the firm to open its global corporate headquarters in the Greater Philadelphia Area.


Thai startups pocket record $120m funding in 2017, to see fiercer competition this year

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The second half of 2017 saw Thai startups bagging plush investments, including aCommerce, which raised $65 million in a Series B round in November, Zilingo ($17 million) and Pomelo ($19 million), thereby pushing the total deal value over $100 million.


Asia’s largest VC deal ever pushes global funding to break records in 2017

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The top 10 largest deals in the year were dominated by Asian companies. The largest deal of the year was the $5.5 billion funding of China-based Didi Chuxing


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sets up $200m new mobility tech fund

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This is the latest move by major carmakers to adapt to rapid industry change by investing in startups through their own venture capital arms.


Singapore: Vickers Venture Partners plans $500m fund targeting biotech, AI

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The planned fund will be one of the largest venture capital funds to be raised in Southeast Asia. 


Japan’s Dream Incubator to launch $44m India-focused tech fund

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Dream Incubator, which has already made a couple of investments in the country, plans to launch the India-specific fund in March.


India: Fintech startup EarlySalary raises $15.8m from Eight Roads Ventures, others

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In May last year, the firm had raised $4 million in Series A funding from IDG Ventures India and DHFL.