Tencent-backed homework app jumps to $3B valuation after raising $300M – TechCrunch

Academic exams are a big deal in China as they determine the kind of universities, high schools and elementary schools that students get into and to a degree, the future...

Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups – TechCrunch

Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again Many founders believe in...

Chinese Auto Sales Continue Longest Slump in Decades

The Chinese automotive industry is suffering its first sustained downturn in at least two decades.  As previewed in our July update, sales in China started to turn over the summer....

In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs – TechCrunch

Federico Antoni Contributor Federico Antoni is managing partner at ALLVP, an early-stage VC based in Mexico. He is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More posts by...

Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company...

I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year, and have seen the process work smoothly, and other times, like a roller coaster with only...

2018 Legal Trends for In-House Counsel

As part of Foley & Lardner LLP’s ongoing mission to ensure that clients are prepared for dynamic changes in the current legal landscape, the firm recently presented the Association of...

TNB Aura closes $22.7M fund to bring PE-style investing to Southeast Asia’s startups –...

TNB Aura, a recent arrival to Southeast Asia’s VC scene, announced today that it has closed a maiden fund at SG$31.1million, or around US$22.65 million, to bring a more private equity-like...

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and...

GM's Planned Cuts Require Action by Its Suppliers

In the face of what General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra calls a “fast-changing market,” this week General Motors announced its plans to end the production of certain vehicles, reduce its...

Topica raises $50M for its online learning services in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Vietnam’s startup ecosystem is making forward progress. Just a week after 500 Startups’ local entity closed a $14 million fund for early-stage investments, one of the country’s elder statesmen of...