ezCarter bagged $150 million Series B

ezCarter, an online catering marketplace, has closed $150 million deal in Series D-1 round led by Singapore wealth fund GIC and US venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners. Other participants include, Light Street Capital, existing investors Wellington Management Company LLP, ICONIQ Capital, Insight Partners, Quadrille Capital, and others.
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Intel Capital backs Cloudpick, EEasy Tech

Intel Capital has made new investments of $117 million in 14 tech startups such as China’s Cloudpick Limited & Zhuhai EEasy Technology Co and Israel’s proteanTecs. Other startups are from US that come from communitions, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Intel Capital makes $300-$500 million investment every year in potential innovative companies around the globe.
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Standigm raises $11.5 million in Series B round

Standigm, a Seoul based drug delivery and development platform, has raised $11.5 million in Series B round led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment and Mirae Asset Capital. It takes the total amount of funds raised to $15 million. Other participants included, DSC Investment, Wonik Investment Partners and existing investors Atinum Investment, LB Investment and Kakao Ventures, an early stage venture capital arm
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Blue Mobile raises funds in Series C round

Blue Mobile, a southeast Asia based vending machine and payment platform, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series C round led by online payment giant Ant Financial. Established in 2014, Blue Mobile started its business in China and has expanded its subsidiaries across Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Blue Mobile has got over 6,000 smart vending machines throughout Indonesia and Thailand
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Pakistan based fund launched by Gobi Partners, Fatima Ventures

After its investment in Pakistani online travel startup Sastaticket.pk, Gobi Partners has been exploring options to invest in Pakistan. It was the first time that a Chinese VC invested in Pakistan. Recently, Gobi Partners has launched a $20 million fund with Fatima Ventures specifically targeting new tech companies of Pakistan. Fatima Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Fatima Group,
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Deligram snags $2 million in Series A

Launching in 2017, Deligram is an innovative ecommerce platform that uses a unique omni-channel ecommerce model. Deligram serves customers through their app or web platform from where customers can order products from a selection of 15,000 and the product will be delivered to them in 24-96 hours. Customers can also pick up their ordered products from any "DGAgents" and skip
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500 Startups raises $33 million

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm has announced that 500 Falcons, Middle East and North Africa based fund of 500 Startups, has snagged around $33 million. The initial plan was to raise $30 million. However, with the last close of $17 million, it has gone beyond expectation. 500 Startups has been investing across the Middle East and North
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Oxfordcaps raises $8 million

Oxfordcaps, Singapore based student housing platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding round led by Times Internet, a subsidiary of Indian Media House Benett Coleman and Co. Ltd. Other participants included existing investors Kalaari Capital and 500 startups. Earlier, it secured seed funding from 500 Startups and ReadyVentures on December 2017.
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iVideoSmart raises $4.5 million

iVideoSmart, a Singapore based video publishing startup, has raised $4.5 million in Series A+ funding round led by Kickstart Ventures, Philippine based venture capital firm. Other participants included Darwin Ventures, SGInnovate, and existing investors Monk’s Hill Ventures and EE Capital which took the total funding round to $8 million. Founded in 2016, IVS is one of the largest video publishing platforms
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Byju’s gets $31 million from General Atlantic, Tencent

Byju's, Indian ed-tech startup, has raised around $31 million or Rs 215 crore from its existing investors General Atlantic and Tencent Holdings at a valuation of over $5 billion. The company’s filings show that General Atlantic has subscribed to 15,187 compulsorily convertible cumulative preference shares (CCCPS) at a premium of Rs 1,14,060 per share for about $25 million (Rs 173.24 crore)
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