VC Roundup: Japan's Mercari joins unicorn club; Israeli startup Deep Optics gets $4m; Kuaifawu closes $10m round

In significant venture capital fundraising in the Asian region, Japan’s buying and selling app for second-hand goods has become the country’s first pre-IPO startup unicorn after it raised $74 million at the valuation of over $1 billion. Meanwhile Israeli focal glasses startup Deep Optics has raised $4 million in its Series A funding, and Chinese on-demand legal services provider Kuaifawu has raked in $10 million in its Series B funding.

Japan’s Mercari raises $74m in Series D round

Mercari, an app for selling second-hand goods, has raised $74 million in its series D at a valuation of over $1 billion, making it Japan’s  first pre-IPO startup unicorn, according to a report by TechCrunch .

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