Half a year after raising $500m in a TUS Holdings-backed series B round, the electric car developer is seeking another $500m before it floats.

Byton, a China-based smart car developer backed by  Tsinghua University’s asset management arm TUS Holdings, is seeking at least $500m in funding, Reuters reported yesterday. The company is aiming for a valuation of more than $4bn and is particularly keen on attracting overseas investors, according to people familiar with the matter. Byton confirmed it was raising…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Talking Tech Transfer interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).