1. Shanghai starts construction on $898 million e-sports arena, as it pushes to be world gaming capital

2. Number of online hospitals in China increased sixfold last year

3. Chinese Venture Firm Dayone Capital Raises $600 Million For Debut Fund

4. Warren Buffett-backed Chinese electric car company BYD outsells its start-up rivals

5. Farfetch shuts store on, turning to Alibaba’s Tmall

6. Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs

7. IQiyi’s VR equipment arm IQiyi Smart raises Series B funds for hardware, content development


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1. Tata Group may explore AirAsia India-Vistara merger as it doubles down on aviation

2. India’s Udaan raises $280M for B2B e-commerce

3. Indian agritech firm CropIn nets $20m in series C round

4. Indian payments firm BharatPe raises $8.2m from InnoVen

5. Sequoia’s Surge-backed edtech startup Kyt raises $5m in series A round

6. Gojek suffers $17m impairment loss over Pathao investment

7. Indonesian food-tech firms bet big on delivery platforms for growth

8. Singapore multicurrency e-wallet YouTrip partners with Visa

9. ProfilePrint, an AI-powered food ingredient analysis platform, raises 7-figure funding from Seeds Capital, others




1. US officials may be planning to add Alibaba, Tencent to list of banned China stocks

2. TikTok rolls out its first lidar-powered AR effect

3. Chinese EV maker Xpeng and rivals bet on European market

4. Aleph Farms to bring lab-grown meat to Japan with Mitsubishi’s Food Industry Group

5. Sea Group is hiring in Indonesia for digital banking push after possible acquisition



1. California governor’s stimulus plan includes $1.5 billion to boost electric and hydrogen vehicles

2. Apple App Store customers spent $1.8B over the week of Christmas, set a spending record on New Year’s Day

3. Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition to be investigated by UK competition regulator

4. A SoftBank-backed education start-up Kahoot could be Europe’s first major tech IPO in 2021

5. Gamzing company Roblox raises $520 million ahead of planned stock market direct listing

6. Twitter acqui-hires creative agency Ueno to help design new products

7. Social media management platform Hootsuite acquires Sparkcentral, a customer engagement tool

9. Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies

10. Sales engagement platform SalesLoft Raises $100M, Reaching $1.1B Valuation

11. Oxbotica raises $47M to deploy its autonomous vehicle software in industrial applications

12. Veo raises $25M for AI-based cameras that record and analyze football and other team sports

13. New Wave Foods Brings In $18M Series A To Provide Plant-based Shrimp, Shellfish

14. Plant-centered prepared food delivery startup Thistle raises $10.3 million

15. Teamflow lands $3.9 million for a productive virtual HQ platform

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