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Bangladesh’s PriyoShop raises $5M in Series A funding led by Century Oak Ventures

PriyoShop, Bangladesh’s business to business (B2B) retail marketplace for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), has on Tuesday announced the completion of a $5 million Pre-Series A round of financing led by Century Oak Ventures.

SPORTPASS partners Euroleague Basketball to deliver next-generation fan engagement and gaming experiences to fans

Sports and entertainment business firm Euroleague Basketball and fan engagement and gaming platform SPORTPASS are collaborating to reinforce Euroleague Basketball's gamification strategy.

India’s NIIF invests $25M in Amicus Capital

Indian government backed fund National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIF) has announced a commitment of INR 207 crores ($25 million) to private equity firm Amicus Capital.

IFC invests in Tajikistan’s first green bond to support climate-smart projects

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced a subscription of up to $10 million in a landmark local currency green bond issued by Tajikistan's Eskhata Bank—the first in the country — to boost access to climate finance for smaller businesses amid a challenging macro-economic environment.

India’s Ayekart raises $6.5M in Series A funding led by Omnivore, Siana Capital, Unleash Capital Partners

Ayekart, an India-based agrifood fintech platform, has raised $6.5 million in a Series A round led by Omnivore, Siana Capital, and Unleash Capital Partners. With this capital infusion, Ayekart aims to expand its operations nationwide and cater to a larger audience of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.

Mocaverse partners with OKX Wallet, Crypto.com DeFi Wallet, and Halo Wallet to expand Moca ID ecosystem

Mocaverse, the marquee membership network project by Animoca Brands, announced Friday the formation of strategic partnerships with major Web3 wallets OKX Wallet, Crypto.com DeFi Wallet, and Halo Wallet to bridge the gap between Centralized Finance (CeFi) and the on-chain cultural economy.

East Ventures names Sang Han as its new Partner for East Ventures South Korea fund

East Ventures, a sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, has announced Sang Han as a Partner for East Ventures South Korea fund. East Ventures said in a statement on Thursday that Sang will leverage his extensive experience to manage the fund operation of East Ventures in South Korea.

Param Labs partners Animoca Brands to advance gaming industry in MENA and beyond

Abu Dhabi-based game and technology provider Param Labs and Hong Kong-based gaming firm Animoca Brands have on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership to leverage Animoca Brands' expertise to bolster Param Labs' go-to-market strategy, particularly in the area of launching innovative Web3 products, and to refine Param Labs' blockchain and token economy…

Mandalay Venture Partners hits $26.74M in commitments, completes first four investments

Australia-based farm to fork innovation venture fund Mandalay Venture Partners has secured Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) as an investor, deepening its position in Australia’s growing agrifood tech sector. The fund, which is also backed by Australia’s largest member-owned organization the NRMA, has hit $26.74 million in committed capital.

India’s Amber raises $21M funding led by Gaja Capital for global expansion

Indian student accommodation platform Amber announced Monday that it has raised $21 million led by Gaja Capital in its latest funding round. Lighthouse Canton and Stride also participated in the funding.