VC-backed Asia streaming business agrees SPAC merger
Asia Innovations Group (ASIG), a social media, gaming, and e-commerce business best known for the Uplive streaming platform, has agreed to merge with a US-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) at an equity valuation of USD 2.5bn.
KPCB led the company’s first investment round in 2014. Two years later, the firm provided additional funding alongside Wicklow Capital, Ventech China, MSA Capital, and Fritz Demopoulos, co-founder of...
Co-Stone leads $43m round for China biosynthesis player
Co-Stone Capital Management has led a CNY 300m (USD 43m) Series B round for Readline, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in synthetic biology.
Australia’s Heal Partners closes debut fund on $137m
Australia’s Heal Partners, a health, education, and lifestyle-focused venture capital firm, has closed its first fund on AUD 200m (USD 137m). The target was AUD 100m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.