Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based outsourcing startup Supahands wants to help Southeast Asian clients save time and gain focus for more important tasks by providing them with multi-lingual and home-based virtual assistants who can do various tasks for them.
Melbourne, Australia-based animal therapeutics developer Nexvet Biopharma scored $31.5 million in a funding round from investors and shareholders to expand its product portfolio and clinical program for pets' health.
Canberra, Australia-based cloud computing services provider CloudCentral bought the intellectual property of San Mateo, US-based software firm DEY Storage Systems for an undisclosed amount in lieu of paying for third-party storage services.
Australian department store David Jones was acquired by South African retailer Woolworths in a deal valued USD2 billion, reported Ventures Africa.
Barcelona, Spain-based online voting firm Scytl pocketed a $40 million investment from Palo Alto, US-based growth equity fund Vulcan Capital for its research and development as well as strategic acquisitions.
Auckland, New Zealand-based point-of-sale software provider Vend pocketed $20 million in a funding round led by Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital to expand to North America and Europe.
Glebe, Australia-based business-to-business (B2B) publishing firm The Intermedia Group added beer and cider consumer publication Beer & Brewer Magazine for an undisclosed sum to beef up its liquor title portfolio.
Australian government considers extraditing Australian alleged to be moderator of now-defunct Silk Road
The Australian government is considering if it should surrender Peter Phillip Nash to the US authorities after he was indicted as one of the "small support staff" of alleged Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, Reuters reported.
San Jose, California-based LEGO rental startup Pley closed $6.75 million in its Series A funding round led by Allegro Venture Partners to fuel its product, workforce, and international expansion efforts.
Brisbane, Australia-based diversified alternative asset manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments entered a deal to purchase Adelaide-based hedge fund Investment Science Asset Management for an undisclosed amount.
Sydney, Australia-based e-commerce startup Bigcommerce is expanding to the US with a new office in San Francisco and will go on a two-month hiring spree in search of 40 new engineers.
West Perth, Australia-based mineral exploration firm Rox Resources landed $3.3 million from the placement of 73.3 million shares to fund its nickel project in the Goldfields.
Perth, Australia-based coal miner The Waterberg Coal Company Ltd raised A$2.4 million from an equity issue to London, UK-based investment firm Investec Asset Management to gain additional working capital for its current project.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd, through its subsidiary Haynes Mechanical, picked up a 70% stake in Singleton, Australia-based mining machinery provider TFP Engineering for A$3.2 million (MYR9.5 million).
Johannesburg, South Africa-based banking network Nedbank Capital is looking for new mining investment destinations in Africa, aside from gold explorations in Tanzania, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.
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