2. Huawei CEO apologizes for using corporate power to register trademarks for daughter

3. Ant Group restructures into a financial holding company, explores IPO revival

4. Alibaba guides market on US$5 billion debt sale ahead of pricing on Thursday

5. Chinese courier firm SF Holding eyes stake in $5b Kerry Logistics

6. Tencent leads USD 31 million Series C round into gene technology firm Vision Medicals

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1. Indian gaming platform Mobile Premier League valued at $945M in $95M fundraise

2. Grab raises US$2B term loan to strengthen liquidity and diversify financing sources

3. Singapore startup KARANA launches Asia’s first whole-plant based meat brand

4. Gojek-backed insurtech startup PasarPolis secures $5m from World Bank’s IFC

5. GajiGesa, a fintech startup serving underbanked Indonesian workers, raises $2.5 million seed round

6. The financial wellness firm of ex-Uber, StanChart execs nets $2.5m in seed funding

7. Singapore-based F&B business management firm OrderEZ secures seed funding

8. The sports media company One Championship made $62m but lost $131m in 2019

9. Philippine AI startup Expedock raises US$4M seed

10. Indus Valley Capital raises $13m for debut Pakistan-focused fund, nears final close



1. China to lead Asia Pacific’s tech IPO boom in 2021 as well, says Indosuez

2. Spotify witnesses robust growth in Q4 2020 driven by Indian users

3. Korea’s STIC Ventures-backed hotel-booking platform Go2Joy Vietnam nabs Series A+

4. Bain Capital in talks to acquire Indian packaging company Parksons for $411m



1. The cloud infrastructure market hit $129B in 2020

2. EU electric and plug-in hybrid car sales jump to over 1 million in 2020

3. SoftBank third-quarter earnings recovery seen driven by IPO boom

4. Peloton quarterly sales top $1 billion, but shares fall as cycle maker steps up further supply chain investments

5. Microsoft beefs up Teams with learning tools as companies prepare to reopen offices

6. T-Mobile beats quarterly postpaid phone additions estimates

7. Samsung considers Austin for $17 billion chip plant, eyes tax breaks of at least $806 million: documents

8. Australian drone firm reshapes strategy over Google pull-out threat

9. HubSpot acquires media startup The Hustle

10. Rad Power Bikes raises $150 million as electric bike sales boom

11. BigChange raises $102M for fleet platform

12. Tovala, the smart oven and meal kit service, heats up with $30M more in funding

13. Flink Takes $12M Series A To Provide Latin Americans Access To Stock Markets

14. Metalenz, a developer of meta-optic technologies for new lenses, puts $10M Series A into focus with investment from Intel and 3M

15. Health tech startup Bold raises $7 million in seed funding for senior-focused fitness programs

16. Decentralized finance (DeFi) options protocol Opyn closed a $6.7 million Series A funding round

17. Vested Finance Banks $3.6M To Develop U.S. Stock Platform For Indian Investors

18. AI Dungeon-maker Latitude raises $3.3M to build games with ‘infinite’ story possibilities


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