Singaporean hotel booking and management platform RedDoorz raises $70 million in latest funding round

RedDoorz is faces strong competition from Softbank-backed OYO. RedDoorz, a Singaporean hotel booking and management platform, has raised $70 million in its ongoing funding round. This is its second funding round so far in 2019. Asia Partners, a Singaporean private-equity firm is leading the funding round, which also saw the participation of Mirae Asset-Naver Asia…

Brazilian used car portal receives $16.6 million in latest funding round

Brazil’s second-hand car market is booming and Volanty’s latest funding is proof of that. On Thursday, Volanty, a digital used car portal in Brazil stated, it has received a funding of $17.6 million (70 million reais) from a consortium of venture capital funds led by Japan’s SoftBank and Kaszek of Argentina. The development comes in…

U.S.-based cyber security startup Cybereason raises $200 million from SoftBank

Cyberreason’s strength lies in its core offering – Endpoint Protection Platform. On Tuesday, Antivirus startup Cybereason disclosed, it has raised $200 million in investment from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. Founded in 2012, so far the Boston-based company has managed to raise $400 million in funding rounds. Previously it raised capital from Spark Capital, CRV, and…

Toyota widens procurement for electric batteries with these new deals

The electrification of the auto industry is taking place at a neck breaking speed. Much of its success will depend on cost effective access to batteries which will power these electric vehicles. In a significant development, Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to partner with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) to supply and…

Japan leading effort to develop cryptocurrency equivalent of SWIFT network

This is a milestone in the practical implementation of cryptocurrency, which is slated to be the future of money. On Thursday, in a significant development, the government of Japan stated, it is leading a global push to install an international network for cryptocurrency payments, just like the SWIFT network used by banks. The effort is…