VC+Tech

Past Editions

26 Rounds Over USD100m; Fund Closes for Befor Capital, Endiya Ventures, Flashpoint Venture Capital, Access Bridge Ventures, and Six Africa-Focused Funds (21-22 January 2021)

Big Listings for JD Health, Ozon, & Xiaomi; Notable Spacetech, Biotech, & Crypto Transactions; Fund Closings for ZWC Partners, CHD Investments, Catalyst Romania, BRI Ventures, Fatima Gobi Ventures, & Temasek (17-18 December)

Antegene & Ozon IPOs; Big Tickets for Manbang Group, Edtechs Empower Education & Codemao, Biotechs D3 Bio & Beijing Biostar, & Fintechs Kredivo & CRED; EMPEA Welcomes New Member EchoVC (3-4 December)

Fifteen New USD100m+ Transactions; Policy Updates for Ant, TikTok, Google & Facebook; Interview with BukuWarung (19-20 November)

Ant IPO on Ice; Chinese Edtech Yuanfudao Raises USD2.2b; Ten New USD100m+ Rounds; Final Closes for Source Code Capital, Legend Capital, SAIF Partners (5-6 November)

Fund Closes for Gaorong, CCV, Linear, & AC Ventures; New China Biotech Deals (22-23 October)

USD9b+ in Featured EM Tech Investments; China Biotech Mega Rounds Continue; New Deals for Alt-Meat Foodtechs; Interview with Africa’s SparkMeter (8-9 October)

Biggest 2020 VC Rounds in Southeast Asia; China PIPE Transactions; M&A from Tencent, Delivery Hero, & Gojek (24-25 September)

EMPEA 1H 2020 VC Data; Big Edtech Rounds for Huohua Siwei, Unacademy, Byju’s, Eruditus Learning; India Edtech in Focus (10-11 September)

TikTok Dilemma: What’s at Stake for Cross-Border Venture Capital; China Edtech in Focus; Updates on Listing Regulations in China, US, & Taiwan (27-28 August)

Big Deals for Chinese EV Makers Li Auto & Xpeng Motors; USD100m+ Rounds for Yipin Shengxian, Infobip, Waterdrop, Lepu Biotech, Wildlife Studios (13-14 August)

Big Rounds in Chinese Grocery (Xingsheng & MissFresh) + Biotech (Haihe Biopharma, Lu Daopei Medical Group, Antengene); Traveloka Cashes Up (30-31 July 2020)

Google, Intel, Qualcomm Join Jio Party; Walmart Ups Stake in Flipkart; Li Auto IPO; DCM Ventures Final Close; Google Launches USD10b India Digitization Fund; SVB Launches Venture Debt Fund in LatAm (16-17 July 2020)

Final Closes for B Capital and BEENEXT; Big Rounds in Jio, Airtel, Zuoyebang, NEC, GDS, Biren Technology, Synqa; Extension Rounds for BYD, Geek+ (2-3 July 2020)

Ninja Van Q&A; Big Tickets for Jio, Everest Medicines, Eswin, Tongcheng Life, Postman, Tiki, Jushuitan, Miaoshou Doctor, Immvira (18-19 June 2020)

Earlybird Exits Peak Games; Mega-Rounds for Jio, MGI Tech, Didi, Gojek, JD MRO, Genor Biopharma, ST Unitas, Bolt, & Others; SoftBank Allocates USD100m for Minority Founders (4-5 June 2020)

Global VC Data; Latest Cross-Border Tech Transactions (21-22 May 2020)


2020 YTD Trends in VC+Tech Dealmaking

By Julie Ruvolo, Managing Director of Venture Capital, EMPEA


EMPEA’s Inaugural VC+Tech Report 

Access Trends in Global VC+Tech, EMPEA’s inaugural report on venture-backed startups across emerging markets which includes 2019 data on VC fundraising and investments, as well as market breakdowns including top VC deals by size, most active venture investors, and tech sector highlights.

Featured Articles


Posted On: 17 Dec 2020

EMPEA spoke with Arya Co-Founder & Managing Director Prassana Rao about how Arya is driving post-harvest efficiencies and how it relates to Indian farmers during a moment of significant farmer protests.

Posted On: 19 Nov 2020

EMPEA spoke with BukuWarung Co-Founder Chinmay Chauhan about the Indonesian micro-business industry and their experience completing Y Combinator’s accelerator program earlier this year.


Posted On: 8 Oct 2020

EMPEA spoke with SparkMeter CEO Dan Schnitzer about building accessible energy grid hardware and software across Africa with only USD14m in funding, and how SparkMeter measures the impact of its technology. 


Posted On: 27 Aug 2020

The TikTok dilemma playing out on the global tech stage highlights an existential question for Asia’s venture ecosystem: can Chinese consumer-facing startups scale globally if they have the ‘right’ investors or ownership structure in place? Is there any acceptable such structure?