AtHome, a veteran real estate site in Japan, introduced a multilingual, rental-accommodation search engine for foreign students.
Che300, a site for used-vehicle valuation and price analysis in China, secured RMB 200 million ($29.2 million U.S.) in Series C funding, the company announced. The most recent investors include U.S.-based Sequoia Capital, and Source Code Capital, a Chinese VC firm in partnership with Sequoia Capital.
The short-term jobs site Qapa in France raised €11 million ($11.8 million U.S.) from Index Ventures Fund and its shareholders Partech Ventures and 360 Capital Partners. It intends to use the funds to expand its presence in France's interim-jobs market by way of a mobile focus.
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The already solid financial position of Scout24 Group was strengthened further when it rolled over its debt to December 2021 at a much-reduced interest rate.
Lazada.com, a large ecommerce site in Southeast Asia, launched a dedicated platform on which Malaysian consumers can shop for leading Chinese brands. The so-called “Oriental Pavillion” will introduce brands like Semir, QCY, Bluedio and Puppyoo in partnership with Alibaba’s TMall, a big ecommerce site in China.
MyNavi.jp, a company in Japan with a number of job sites in its portfolio, launched a new site to help employers improve their hiring process and human resources management.
Rocket Internet closed a $1-billion U.S. round for a new investment fund called Rocket Internet Capital Partners (RICP), which it claimed to be Europe’s largest investment fund focused on the internet sector.
Renrenche.com, a c-to-c auto site in China, said it will deposit RMB 200 million ($29 million U.S.) in a fund which safeguards its users against fraud. The fund was touted as the first of its kind among used-auto sites in China.
CarSales.com announced the retirement of Greg Roebuck, managing director and chief executive officer since 2002, and the appointment of Cameron McIntyre, currently CarSales’ chief operating officer (COO), as Roebuck's successor effective March 17.