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Startup Asia Sydney 2014,

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Bangalore-based Freecharge, an online platform for mobile charging, has raised $33 million from Sequoia Capital, Sofina from Belgium and Ru-Net from Russia.



Financing for Australian startups has lagged behind other developed markets but progress is being made. Consider the $12 million in venture funding by Sand Hill Road player Sequoia Capital in innovative lighting startup LIFX Labs from Melbourne.

Founder Phil Bosua (photographed at Startup Asia Sydney 2014) didn't even pitch Sequoia!

Read more at Forbes, Seeing the Light



Fosun Venture Capital and Sequoia Capital have backed Shenzhen-based personal finance mobile platform, Feidee.


Hong Kong-based t-shirt design app Snaptee has raised an additional $750,000. Investors are Nest, SXE Ventures and execs from GroupOn in Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. (Silicon Dragon has a custom-designed t-shirt from Snaptee, thanks to founder Wai-lun Hong.


Chengwei Capital has invested $20 million in  Chinese drone maker XAircraft Aerial Solutions.




Research from investment banking firm Williams Capital Advisors shows that Alibaba has invested in nine U.S. companies from 2013 to August 2013 for a total deal value of $968 million.

Meanwhile, Chinese companies overall have invested in 51 U.S. companies from 2013 to August 2013 in deals totaled at $3.6 billion. 








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