China’s MR glass maker nreal raises $15m from Shunwei Capital, others

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The funding comes at a time when the startup launched nreal light, an augmented reality spectacle that resembles a smart glass.

Exclusive: Singapore startup Pixibo raises follow-on funding from Indonesian investors

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Pixibo is driven by an AI technology it calls Pi, which helps customers find and predict the most suited and most-liked items of clothing.


Malaysia’s RHL Ventures makes follow-on investment in HealthMetrics

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RHL Ventures had earlier participated in the Malaysian startup’s $1-million seed round, along with Spiral Ventures and Cradle Seed Ventures, in May 2018.


InnoVen India marks best year ever, extends over $85m venture debt in 2018

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InnoVen India had invested over Rs 600 crore across 36 companies in 2018, a 28% YOY increase, and will be investing Rs 100 crore through six deals soon.


China Digest: 360 Enterprise closes $132m Series B; LiDAR maker Benewake raises funds

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360 Enterprise Security is a spin-off from Qihoo 360, China’s largest internet security firm.


Matrix Partners India closes third fund with over $300m in commitments

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The VC firm’s third fund follows the $100-million-plus extension fund closed in 2016.


Global VC funding in AI startups hits record high of $9.3b in 2018

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AI technology has matured in recent years, as more companies have started using predictive algorithms and other automated techniques across myriad disciplines.


Indonesia’s Alpha JWC nears final close of $100m second fund

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The VC firm has made five investments from the second fund after holding a first close in July 2018.


India 2019: Venture capital funding frenzy in B2B startups may continue

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B2B startups also have other sectoral tailwinds, such as realistic valuations, faster exit routes for investors and a focus on intellectual property (IP).


Lambda School secures $30m financing for income share agreement model

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The online coding school is said to be valued at $150 million after the Bedrock Capital-led financing.