Asia

India’s Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design – TechCrunch

Livspace, an India-based startup that is helping customers set up house renovations and interior design, has pulled in a $70 million Series C deal that’s led by way of Goldman Sachs and TPG Growth. Existing buyers Jungle Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Helion Ventures additionally took section within the spherical, which takes Livspace general investment to this […]

SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US – TechCrunch

Investment company SparkLabs has run accelerator techniques throughout APAC, now it has introduced its first that’ll be in line with U.S. soil and it’s a cybersecurity and blockchain program that’ll be positioned in Washington, D.C. from subsequent 12 months. The program will likely be led via former Startup Grind COO Brian Park and Mike Bott, […]

Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more – TechCrunch

By this level, you will have to all know the drill. Another day, another huge tariff from the Trump management. After rumors the previous few weeks that the president used to be taking into consideration increasing tariffs to another $267 billion value of imported items from China, the management introduced nowadays that it could make […]

Africa’s Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia – TechCrunch

Asia’s fintech scene is poised to get slightly greater after Jumo, an organization that gives loans to the unbanked in Africa, printed plans to amplify into the continent. To get the ball rolling, Jumo has opened an workplace in Singapore to cleared the path and landed a large $52 million funding led by banking massive Goldman […]

Indian patient-doctor platform DocPrime gets $50M for city expansion – TechCrunch

Less than 3 months after it raised $200 million led by means of SoftBank’s mighty Vision Fund, Indian virtual insurance coverage startup PolicyBazaar beefed up its new healthcare trade via a $50 million capital injection. DocPrime, which shall we guests e-book consultations with docs or time table a spread of scientific exams, introduced in August. […]

Go-Jek plans to raise $2B more for Southeast Asia ride-hailing battle – TechCrunch

Indonesia’s Go-Jek is making plans to raise $2 billion from buyers to gasoline its ride-hailing battle with Grab in Southeast Asia. Go-Jek raised $1.five billion previous this yr from buyers that come with Chinese trio Tencent, Meituan and JD.com, in addition to Google, Allianz and Singapore sovereign fund Temasek. Now it’s making plans to raise […]

Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down – TechCrunch

It’s that point once more, people, time to say good-bye to a social media provider from days previous. Following the shuttering of Klout previous this yr, now Path, the one-time rival to Facebook, is closing its doorways, in accordance to a press release made nowadays. (Yes, you can be shocked to be informed that Path […]

The 21-day bitcoin challenge – TechCrunch

There is a documentary sequence lately airing on iQiyi, China’s Netflix an identical, a few Chinese bitcoin fanatic who makes an attempt to continue to exist 21 days through simply residing on zero.21 bitcoin, or $1,300, with none assist or donations. He You Bing is touring and sporting not anything together with her, and he […]

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has introduced the shut of its latest (and 3rd) fund for Southeast Asia at a complete of $100 million. The fund hit a primary shut in the summertime, as TechCrunch reported on the time, and now it has reached complete capability. Seven-year-old Golden Gate mentioned its LPs come with current backers […]

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO – TechCrunch

Nio, the Tesla -wannabe electric vehicle company from China, loved a mixture start to lifestyles as a public corporate after it raised $1 billion thru an inventory at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The company went public at $6.26 — only one cent above the ground of its pricing vary — that means […]