JD Finance In The Process To Raise $1.9B Series B Round

CICC Capital, Bank of China Group Investment Ltd, CITIC Securities-backed China Securities and CITIC Capital have agreed to invest a RMB13 billion (US$1.9 billion) series B round in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com’s financial services spin-out JD Finance.

Tencent-backed E-commerce Platform Pinduoduo Files For $1B US IPO

Walnut Street Group Holding Ltd., which operates Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, seeks for a US$1 billion initial public offering in the U.S., according to its IPO prospectus. The document confirms Pinduoduo’s IPO rumour reported by China Money Network earlier this week. Founded in 2015 by former Google software engineer Colin Huang, Pinduoduo allows users to participate in group buying deals, mostly through Tencent’s WeChat. It targets low-income consumers from lower-tiered cities in China. In 2017, its gross merchandise value (GMV) …

China VC Tracker: Chinese VCs Made 284 Deals Worth $6.38 Billion In May 2018

Chinese venture capital activity saw a jump in the number of announced deals but total deal value dropped significantly last month from April because of the lack of mega deals. In May, 284 VC deals were announced worth an aggregate US$6.38 billion, compared to 209 deals worth US$15.59 billion in April, according to China Money Network’s China VC Tracker released today. China VC Tracker is produced based on proprietary data collected by China Money Network.