1 China plans to tax domestic e-commerce firms more effectively

2 The Ball Of De-Americanization Starts Rolling As China Seeks Secure Supply Chains

4 Smartisan founder’s dream of beating Apple dies as ByteDance suspends smartphone business

5 Kuaishou to open books for $5b IPO in Hong Kong next week

6 Chinese edtech platform Jiliguala nets $100m Series C from Tencent

7 GGV co-leads $23m series B round of Chinese cross-border ecommerce startup, Dianxiaomi 店小秘


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1 Southeast Asia’s Grab said to consider US IPO this year

2 Malaysia’s Navis Capital invests in Singapore’s fintech solutions firm Moneythor

3 Flipkart doubles down on rewards program, partners with 5,000 retail outlets in India

4 Prosus Ventures leads $30 million investment in Indian agritech startup DeHaat

5 Indian telehealth platform Mfine raises $16m from Heritas Capital, existing backers

6 HR tech platform Darwinbox closes $15m funding led by Salesforce Ventures

7 India: Edtech startup Udayy raises $2.5m from Alpha Wave, Info Edge

8 Volopay raises US$2.1M from Tinder co-founder, others to make expense tracking easier for startups

9 Endiya, Kalaari invest in SaaS startup Zluri

10 SoftBank-backed India’s homegrown messaging app Hike shuts down

11 Indonesian P2P lender Akseleran in talks with Beenext, others to raise up to $20m

12 Vietnam’s genetic testing firm Gene Solutions ropes in KPMG to raise $20m

13 SEA’s women-focused startup fund SWEEF receives US$16.2M from Danish pension fund

14 GoStream lands 7-figure USD from VinaCapital to grow its live-streaming platform in Vietnam

15 Ha Noi Thien Y Environmental secures loan to modernize garbage treatment



2 Twitter is bringing Moments to Indian social app Dailyhunt

3 Singapore’s Ed-tech Geniebook expands to Vietnam

4 Reliance plans to embed its e-commerce app JioMart in WhatsApp

5 Japanese startup AI Inside targets Vietnam after COVID-19 boost

6 A $3B ecommerce giant, Taiwanese Momo lands in Southeast Asia



1 Tesla begins deliveries of China-made Model Y SUV

2 Google defends its partnership with Facebook, denies states’ claim of anticompetitive advantage

3 Apple sued to remove Telegram from App Store over anti-Semitic posts

4 Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit successfully blasts satellites into space after failed first attempt

5 World’s fourth-largest carmaker, Stellantis rallies on first day of trade after $52 billion merger

6 Australia’s Bingo waste management gets $1.8b buyout offer from CPE Capital-led group

7 Personio raises $125M on a $1.7B valuation for an HR platform targeting SMEs


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