1. Chinese drone firm DJI builds team to work on self-driving tech

2. Alibaba’s workplace messaging app DingTalk reaches 400 million users

3. Pinduoduo pioneers neighborhood group-buying service in Shanghai

4. Bilibili Esports Raises 180 Million Yuan in its Initial Round of Funding

5. Chinese online discount retailer Vipshop appoints banks for HK secondary listing

6. B2B marketing company Bailianzhineng 百炼智能 raised 100million RMB in Series A

8. Robotic surgery devices developer Surgerii raises nearly $46.4m

9. SaaS platform for exhibitions Haomingjufeng 浩铭聚峰 closed 7-digit RMB in Series A1


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1. Grab Financial Group lands $300M

2. Standard Chartered partners with Bukalapak to launch digital banking solutions

3. Singaporean plant-based ice cream startup Kind Kones raises $754k in seed round

4. LetsVenture launches $100m debt fund offering for Indian startups

5. Ajaib, a mobile-first investment platform for millennials in Indonesia, raises US$25M

6. Indonesian sharia-based P2P lending platform ALAMI raises US$20M+ in equity and debt funding

7. Indonesia’s book-keeping app BukuKas secures US$10M Series A, acquires smaller rival Catatan Keuangan Harian

8. On-demand blue-collar workforce app Sampingan raises US$5M Series A

9. Vietnamese ride-hailer Be’s parent group launches digital banking services



1. WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

2. PayPal becomes first foreign firm in China with full ownership of payments business

3. Xiaomi Among Nine More Firms US Adds to Chinese Military Blacklist

4. India’s Quick Heal to invest $2m in Israel-based cybersecurity firm L7 Defense



1. Apple invests $10 million in venture capital firm focused on diverse founders

2. Google closes Fitbit deal as U.S., Australia probes continue

3. Nokia signs up Google for building cloud-based 5G network

4. Goldman teams up with fintech startup Marqeta to build checking accounts

5. Medium acquires social book reading app Glose

6. LG to release world’s first rollable smartphone, developed with BOE

7. Online clothing reseller Poshmark closes up more than 140% on first day of trading

8. Healthtech firm Accolade is buying telemedicine start-up 2nd.MD for $460 million, sources say

9. Berlin-based digital freight forwarding platform Senndr raises $160M for freight forwarding

10. Harness, who crates a suite of engineering tools, snags $85M Series C on $1.7B valuation as revenue grows 3x

11. Shippeo brings in $32M for supply chain logistics

12. Minna Technologies, a subscription management tool for banking customers, raises $18.8M

13. Lumiata Closes $14M Series B To Predict Health Care Outcomes

14. Korea’s content discovery platform Dable raises US$12M Series C

15. Employee Benefits Company WatchTower Becomes ThreeFlow, Raises $8M Series A


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