ONE Championship raises Sequoia-led $166m round to reach near $1b valuation

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Other investors in the latest funding round include Temasek Holdings, Greenoaks Capital and other institutional investors.

Singapore’s Monk’s Hill sets $150m hard cap for second VC fund

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According to an executive familiar with its fundraising plans, the VC has set the fund’s hard cap at $150 million, adding a $30-million buffer to its initial target of $120 million. 


VinaCapital Ventures eyes partnerships and alliances with conglomerates

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VinaCapital Ventures chose the holding company model over a fund model because it did not want an exit deadline looming over its investments. The structure also helps it pursue other models of strategic financing such as joint ventures and co-investments with conglomerates.


Indonesia’s Kejora Ventures hits final close for second fund

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Kejora founder and managing director Sebastian Togelang said the exact amount for the final close could not be disclosed, but confirmed that it was slightly below the $80-million target as reported earlier by DEALSTREETASIA.


Propelled by Asia, global VC funding surpasses 2017 record in just 9 months

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The deals announced in Q3 2018 pushed the cumulative deal value in 2018 so far to $195 billion. This marks a new record, shooting past 2017’s full-year total of $189 billion.


Chinese cities pare US lead in venture capital investments

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Over the past three years through 2017, San Francisco startups won the most investment dollars, $81.8 billion. Beijing startups came close behind at $72.8 billion.


Omidyar Network plans to invest $250m in Indian ventures, enterprises

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The firm will look to enter new areas and sectors such as citizen-focused legal services, property rights and public platforms.


India Dealbook: Priyanka Chopra backs US startups; InnerChef bags $1.76m; NeoStencil in funding talks

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Chopra’s investment is part of an $8.2 million funding round for Holberton, which reportedly closed in April.


India: Iron Pillar makes final close of maiden VC fund at $90m

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The US represents the largest limited partner (LP) base, followed by a diversified group of investors from Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and China.


India: Online auto marketplace Droom closes $30m Series E round

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The latest round is led by the family office of Japanese investor Joe Hirao, founder of ZIGExN.