Ele.me secured a $1.25 billion investment from Alibaba and its finance business unit Ant Financial. China’s O2O business market are now booming as most Chinese consumers are using smartphones to do their daily activities.
Online video production startup 90 Seconds will pursue its global expansion after securing $8 million in Series A led by Sequoia India. The startup will also broaden its network of creative freelancers in India as well as in other countries.
DocSend received a new investment round totaling in $8 million to enhance its service on documents sharing and documents analytics. The startup has been focusing in documents as the core of most business deals.
Palo Alto-based venture firm Accel has raised a new fund. The fund is targeting the next generation of entrepreneurs in Europe and Israel.
Google will provide seed funding in Asia's renewable energy that will start off in Taiwan. Through the Center for Resource Solutions, the funds will be used to set up renewable energy certification programs.
Sprint has announced on Wednesday raising $2.2 billion fund through selling and leasing back of network assets. The complex transaction structure has been facilitated by the internet carrier’s parent company SoftBank Group. Sprint chooses this deal out of other available options to remain solvent for more than 2 years.
The German carmaker's venture capital arm announced Wednesday to make strategic investment in RideCell. BMW established i Ventures in 2011 to target mobility service startups.
After started rolling in 2013, Flywheel, a blog management service providing startup has raised $1.2 million seed fund around one and half year ago. Now, the startup has raised another $4 million Series A fund for its expansion efforts from a round of investors led by Five Elms Capital. The Omaha startup now serves 40,000 clients and intends to grow further with the aid of newly raised fund.
Didi's target for funding has raised to $1.5 billion to compete with Uber in China. Didi operates in 400 cities and is expected to accelerate to about 10 million at the end of the year.
Overstock.com is making a strategic investment in Caribbean digital currency firm Bitt. The $4 million in Series A will be allocated to improve Bitt’s software as well as expanding its operation across other Caribbean countries.
Xiaomi’s partnership with India’s Hungama will make it easier, more accessible and more affordable for locals to access the company’s service that will soon be integrated together with themes and ringtones.
American movie studios are getting closer to Chinese firms as sources of funding. Dick Cook Studios has just secured $500 million in production deal with China’s Film Carnival. The studio is working on the first film under the deal.
SunEdison is about to file bankruptcy protection to safeguard itself from creditors while trying to recover from its losses while it continues to operate. At the same time it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible overstating.
Mashable announced on Thursday to receive a new round of investment. The Series C funding was led by Turner Broadcasting.
Music streaming company Spotify raises $ 1 billion deal through financing in the form of convertible debt. TPG rounded the funds together with Dragoneer along with other institutional investors. The deal placed by Goldman Sachs is expected to close on April 2.