1 Chengdu to distribute $7.7 million in its first digital yuan lottery: report

2 Ant Group’s IPO could be revived after ‘problem solved’, hints China’s central bank governor

3 ByteDance’s revenue doubled to $37b in 2020

4 Geely Begins RMB4.12 Billion Low-Orbit Satellite Internet Project

5 China’s Didi Chuxing said to have raised $1.5b for freight unit

6 China battery maker Eve and its parent to invest $278m in Huayou Cobalt

7 China’s MEMSIC Semiconductor raises over $154.3m in Series A round

8 Chinese online training platform Yunxuetang 云学堂 raises $100m from Tencent

9 Kollective Ventures and Joseph Phua’s family office acquire SoundOn, a Taiwanese startup with 35M monthly podcast downloads

10 China’s cross-border Fintech startup XTransfer raises Series C2


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1 Ex-Singtel, Facebook execs back influencer agency Gushcloud

2 Indonesia bourse launches new classification to lure tech, healthcare investors

3 PE firm General Atlantic invests $55m in Indonesian life sciences firm KGBio

4 Ex-Traveloka exec’s fintech startup Credi Book bags $1.5m in pre-series A funding

5 Indonesia’s fintech OVO rolls out new affordable investment product to consumers

6 Malaysia’s e-fulfillment company iStore iSend secures $5.5m Series B



1 GIC, other wealth funds caught in the crossfire as US, China feud over technology

2 IFC weighs $8m for Cambodia solar power plant project of Thai-listed Prime Road Power

3 YouTube says its TikTok competitor Shorts is getting 3.5 billion views a day in India test run

4 Lendela bags US$2M pre-Series A to expand consumer credit platform in Singapore, Hong Kong

5 Apple just had its best quarter in India



1 Japan’s SoftBank appoints CTO Miyakawa as CEO

2 Alphabet and Facebook rise after Microsoft reports surprisingly strong advertising revenue

3 Microsoft reports 17% revenue growth as cloud business accelerates

4 S Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy plans IPO for green tech investment

5 Snap looks to enhance augmented reality features with acquisition of British research lab Ariel AI

6 Twitter acquires newsletter platform Revue

7 BlackRock to vote against directors, flag companies for sale that are slow to address climate change risks

8 Sila Nanotechnologies raises $590M to fund battery materials factory

9 GIC-backed online video platform Vimeo raises $300m equity at $6b valuation

10 Rhino raises $95M to scale its rental deposit replacing insurance product

11 Roostify Raises $32M Series C For Home Lending Amid Hot Real Estate Market

12 Berlin’s Remagine secures $24M to finance high-growth and impact-led startups

13 Calibrate Inks $22.5M Series A To Help People Lose Weight

14 Supply chain & Procurement start up Tealbook Looks To Grow 300% After Closing $14.4M Series A 

15 With $7M Series A, Parse Biosciences Makes Gene Sequencing Accessible To All

16 Zero, a plastic-free grocery-delivery startup, to launch in LA


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