US-listed fund manager Carlyle has invested USD698 million to the sub-Saharan Africa region aiming to focus in the consumer, transport, ICT and financial sectors and adding to J&J Africa, its current investment in the country.
Beijing, China-based travel and expense management services provider Baoku pocketed $10 million in its Series A funding round led by China Broadband Capital (CBC) and Asiainfo-Linkage to help people reduce their travel costs by 20% to 50%.
Keona Health, a Chapel Hill, US-based health tech startup that created software that helps nurses save time by taking patient histories and classify cases online, bagged $2.5 million in funding to accelerate its growth.
HS Group Ltd (HSG) will invest an undisclosed amount in Pleiad Investment Advisors, a new hedge fund in Hong Kong formed by former Soros Fund Management executives Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino, which will be launched in the third quarter of 2014.
Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd backed chocolate retail chain The Cocoa Trees with an undisclosed amount of fresh capital as the travel retail sector of Asia enjoys a sudden rise in income.
Singapore City, Singapore-based same-day hotel booking app In2Nite raised $2.8M in a venture round led by IDG Ventures and other undisclosed investors to expand its reach across the Asian market.
Seattle, US-based entrepreneur Liz Havlin is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $30,000 to develop a 3D printer called the Legacy that uses recycled colored plastic as ink.
Preact announced releasing a new software platform that makes uses of "leading-edge behavioral science, machine learning, and big data analytics" along with receiving a Series A funding round valued USD4.6 million led by Trinity Ventures.
Today, home-rental Airbnb has received a rare funding that reached a hefty USD500 million from a funding round from investors led by TPG, Dragoneer Investment Group and T. Rowe Price along with other mutual funds.
Tuition.io announced that it has received a new investor following its management of more than USD1 billion student loans and finding ways to monetize the site through ads posted on its blogs.
AngelPad has been rearing startups prior to their public debut and today, during its Spring Demo Day, the company would launch 11 startups to a roomful of investors, techies and the media.
Citymapper has raised USD10 million Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital and other investors including Index Ventures, Greylock Partners and Connect Ventures.
Enplug, a digital signage maker company, has raised USD2.5 million seed funding. The Los Angeles headquartered company has thought of new way to do digital displays.
SpringCM announced raising USD18 million led by Goff Capital, Foundation Capital and Square 1 Bank. The announcement was made today adding that the funding round would be used to expand company operations in sales and marketing division.
One Medical Group has received a USD40 million investment led by Redmile Group, led by Redmile Group and other previous investors of the company