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Kopi Kenangan eyes fast expansion after US$109 million investment

Southeast Asian non-franchise grab-and-go beverage retailer Kopi Kenangan has raised US$109 million in Series B funding led by the firm’s existing investor, Sequoia Capital.

Starbucks China and Sequoia Capital launch technology investment plan

Starbucks is to partner with investment company Sequoia Capital to invest in new technologies which will propel the company’s digital innovation in Mainland China.

Singapore startup PerroMart taps into soaring rate of pet ownership in Asia

Singaporean startup PerroMart has developed an online-to-offline solution for pet owners blending products, advice, accessories and even vet care and grooming.

Chinese baby products website Beidian wins funding

Chinese maternal and child-care social-shopping site Beidian has attracted US$126 million in funding from leading investment firms.

India’s Quikr buys Zefo marketplace

Indian online classifieds site Quikr has bought refurbished goods marketplace Zefo, headquartered in Bangalore.

Zilingo raises fresh funding

Online marketplace Zilingo has raised US$226 million in its recent Series D funding.

Online fashion market Zilingo wins US$226m in funding

Singapore online fashion market Zilingo has achieved capital investment of $226 million in a new funding round.

Chinese e-commerce concept Pinduoduo seeks US$1 billion

Chinese e-commerce startup Pinduoduo is seeking US$1 billion in a US IPO, going head to head with industry giants such as Alibaba.

Chinese c-store chain Bianli24 secures US$10 million startup funding

Vending machine/c-store concept Bianli24 plans fast roll-out into tier 3 and 4 cities across China. forms partnership with Yimutian has entered into a strategic partnership with agriculture eCommerce company Yimutian.

China’s plans US IPO

Chinese online cosmetics retailer plans to seek $600 million by listing in the US. The retailer has reportedly hired Credit Suisse Group AG and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its IPO which could value it $3 billion. Based in Beijing,, which offers cosmetics brands such as Lancome and Dior, has been backed by US venture capital company Sequoia Capital and K2 Ventures. is not the first Chinese online retailer planning to list in the US. has already file…