INDONESIAN logistics tech startup Waresix has closed its Series B funding round, and raised US$100 million over the last year, it said in a statement on Thursday.

THUNES, which operates a business-to-business cross-border payments network, has raised US$60 million in a Series B funding round led by Africa-focused Helios Investment Partners.

AGRITECH startup Aerospring Gardens has raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round led by Sirius Venture Capital.

[SINGAPORE] South-east Asia's Grab is in advanced talks with Prudential Plc, AIA Group and others as it seeks US$300 million to US$500 million in investment for its financial services unit, people...

[MUMBAI] Private equity giant Silver Lake led a US$500 million funding round for Byju's that valued the Indian online education platform at around US$10.8 billion, a person familiar with the...

QAPITA, a Singapore-based startup that provides software to manage a company's equity, has raised US$1.8 million in seed funding. The round was led by Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of Vulcan...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Privately held Episerver Inc said it would acquire Optimizely Inc, a 10-year-old technology company backed by Goldman Sachs Group and actor Ashton Kutcher for less than it had...

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HOMEGROWN startup Biofourmis has raised US$100 million in a Series C equity round led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, catapulting the healthcare company to near-unicorn status in a matter of months....

[TOKYO] Aww, a Japanese startup whose virtual influencers have graced advertising campaigns for the likes of Porsche and Ikea has raised US$1 million in a seed round from Coral Capital.

CATALIST-LISTED startup incubator The Trendlines Group on Wednesday said its board and audit committee have approved investments in four of the group's portfolio companies involved in medical and...