Category: Asia-Pacific

myfisensemyfisenseJune 16, 2021

Apna, a startup by an Apple alum, is helping millions of such blue and gray-collar workers upskill themselves, find communities and land jobs. They announced its acceptance by the market has helped it raise $70 million in a new financing round as the startup prepares to scale the 16-month-old app across India. Insight Partners and Tiger […]

myfisensemyfisenseJune 9, 2021

To help better address that opportunity, a company called 1e, which builds solutions for companies to enable hybrid working along with managing the wider space of endpoint management, has been acquired by Carlyle on the heels of a strong year of business. The private equity firm has picked up the London-based company in a $270 million […]

myfisensemyfisenseJune 9, 2021

ChartHop that’s built a platform to cater to that trend is announcing $35 million in funding on the heels of strong growth. The Series B is being led by Andreessen Horowitz, a past backer, with Elad Gil and previous investors Cowboy Ventures and SemperVirens also participating. We understand from sources close to the company that the […]

myfisensemyfisenseJune 3, 2021

Climate change is intensifying across the globe, and one of the most challenging cases is Japan. In addition to lying on a major fault, the archipelago is increasingly inundated from rising sea levels that make the country more prone to disasters. A decade ago, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami dealt billions of dollars in damage, and the […]

myfisensemyfisenseJune 3, 2021

The concept has sifted through those shores to Latin America and Asia, where companies like Una Brands and Valoreo have raised significant investment to acquire and build these brands. Today, the concept has made its way into the Middle East and Africa as Opontia has closed a financing of $20 million to acquire and scale e-commerce brands across the regions. This seed […]

myfisensemyfisenseJune 2, 2021

Home services marketplace Urban Company said on announced it has raised $255 million in a new financing round and confirmed a valuation of $2.1 billion, joining over a dozen other startups in India that have earned the unicorn status this year. The new financing round  a Series F  was led by Prosus Ventures, Dragoneer and Wellington […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 27, 2021

Pathway Capital Management has closed on a $400m customised fund of funds (FOF) for an Asia-based institutional investor. Pathway Capital Management has closed on a $400m customised fund of funds (FOF) for an Asia-based institutional investor. The fund will seek to build a diversified portfolio of primary fund investments and co-investments in both the small and […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 26, 2021

FarEye, an Indian SaaS startup that helps firms globally optimize their supply chain and logistics operations, announced it has raised a new financing round, its third since the pandemic broke last year, as it looks to further expand in international markets. The Noida-headquartered startup has raised $100 million in its Series E round, which was co-led […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 25, 2021

China’s largest bank Industrial and Commercial Bank of China  (ICBC) said announced its unit had received approval to set up a foreign-controlled wealth management firm with Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The unit of U.S. banking giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc  will offer a 51% funding contribution ratio, while the wealth management unit of ICBC will offer 49%, […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 25, 2021

Riiid Inc, a South Korean AI tutorial startup, disclosed it raised $175m from SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund 2 as it looks to shake up the world of standardised testing, and take its technology to public schools. Venture capital’s funding of education tech surged with the pandemic to $16.1bn globally in 2020, up from $7bn […]

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