Vietnam’s ‘Uber for maids’ JupViec.vn snags funding from Patamar Capital

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This is the second fundraising of JupViec.vn since it snapped up a six-digit seed funding from Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures.

China’s Yuexiu New Industrial Investment leads $18m round for Sirnaomics

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The biopharma company said it will use the proceeds to expand its clinical programmes, strengthen its management team and bolster the pre-clinical development of new drug candidates.


500 Startups, Malaysia’s Tune Protect back UK insurer Laka’s $1.5m round

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The funding proceeds will allow Laka to further extend its reach across the UK and eventually bring its insurance model to Asia.


Imagene Labs raises Series A+ led by Formation 8; K2 Global, billionaire Ron Sim join round

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The funding will be used for its expansion in existing and new markets beyond Southeast Asia.


Gobi-backed Chinese used car auction platform Chezhibao raises $125m

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The round was led by Harbor Investment and backed by Pacific Alliance Group, Ador Equity Investment Fund Management, and Gobi Investment Management.


Creative Ventures nears first close for $50m second deep tech fund

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The second fund would make seed stage investments in deep tech companies based in the US.


Online marketplace Meesho raises $11.5m from Sequoia India, others

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Existing investors SAIF Partners, Y Combinator and Venture Highway also participated in the latest funding round. Meesho has so far raised a total of $15 million.


Indonesia’s TADA secures Series B funding from Finch Capital

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Following the funding round, which was also joined by Tada’s existing investors, Finch Capital partner Hans de Back will join the startup’s board.


India Dealbook: Unicorn Ventures invests in Inntot; Founders Factory backs Orbo

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This is Unicorn India’s sixth investment in the state.


Scooter startup Lime to raise $250m in GV-led round at $1b valuation

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Bird, its main rival, is also raising money at a valuation of $1 billion.