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Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for April 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
3$1,000,000,000Lazada GroupAlibabaEcommerceAcquisition
4$250,000,000ibiboNaspers GroupTransactionsInvestment
6$200,000,000Snapdeal ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
7$170,000,000GarenaKhazanah Nasional BhdGamesInvestment
9$155,000,000Baidu VideoConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$100,000,000QingCloudBlueRun VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$93,000,000JuanpiChina Merchants Bank, Tiantu CapitalEcommerceInvestment
15$75,000,000ByjuSequoia Capital, SofinaMobile & AppsInvestment
17$50,000,000EleveniaXL Axiata, SK PlanetEcommerceInvestment
19$35,000,000Swiggy ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
20$35,000,000Baofeng MojingCITIC Capital HoldingsHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

More information

  1. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me (TechCrunch)
  2. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. Alibaba Makes $1 Billion Investment in Lazada Group (FinSMEs)
  4. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry (Tech In Asia)
  5. China’s Guazi.Com Secures $204.5M In Venture Funding (China Money Network)
  6. Snapdeal Grabs $200M In A Fresh Round Led By Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan And Others (The Tech Portal)
  7. Singapore’s Garena Raises New Funds, Valuing It at $3.75 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  8. WeLab Raised US$160M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Tokopedia Raises $147M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. CarTrade Raises $145M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Push Notification Service Getui Enters Mobile Marketing With $108M Fresh Funding (Tech Node)
  13. QingCloud Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. China discounted e-commerce site Juanpi raises $93m (AVCJ)
  15. Byju Raises $75M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Japan’s Mercari, an app for selling your stuff, raises $74M in U.S. push (VentureBeat)
  17. Indonesia’s Elevenia scores US$50M from XL Axiata, SK Planet (e27)
  18. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  19. Swiggy Raises Approx. $35M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Budget VR manufacturer Baofeng Mojing raises US$35M Series B (e27)

Asia, the Next Big Tech Market


Asia, the Next Big Tech Market

Over the past four years there’s been a significant increase in the value and volume of Asian tech startup investments. This past two weeks, more than 10 Asian startups have received funding from local and international VCs. It’s worth noting that while China and India have always received investor attention for their mammoth populations, and traditionally tech-savvy markets like Japan and South Korea have come from a pedigree of technical innovation, investors are increasingly looking towards Singapore, Vietnam and Taiwan for new tech investment opportunities. Here’s to Asian startups in 2014, and the continued development of the region!