1. to spin off its shipping arm through a Hong Kong listing

2. China’s Huawei willing to transfer 5G technology globally

3. Beijing Universal Resort Partners With Tencent, League of Legends Wild Rift Receives Game Approval

4. Chinese e-commerce platform Dmall said to plan $500m US IPO this year

5. Tea brand Nayuki 奈雪的茶 said to go IPO in Hong Kong this year 

6. Social product PicoPico closed 2 rounds of several million USD in 2020, invested by SIG, BAI and more

7. Qiming Venture Partners leads $15.5m Series C round in healthtech startup Liangyihui 良医汇

8. Chinese precision medicine firm Chigene closes $15.5m Series B round


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1. India, SEA-focused VC Avatar Ventures raises $100m in final close of new fund

2. India Deal Review: Startups raise $1b across 89 deals in January

3. Tata Group strikes a deal to acquire majority stake in BigBasket

4. India’s decacorn Byju’s to acquire rival Toppr for US$150M

5. Indian edtech unicorn Unacademy buys networking platform TapChief

6. Prosus Ventures in final stages to invest $200m in Indian online pharmacy platform PharmEasy

7. India-based neobank Zolve nets $15m in Accel, Lightspeed-led round

8. India’s cybersecurity startup 1Kosmos raises $15m 

9. Indian edtech firm Pariksha bags $2m in pre-series A round

10. India-based edtech startup WizKlub nets $825k in pre-series A round

11. Thai insurtech firm AppMan lands $4.6m in series A round

12. Indonesian government threatens ban on popular Clubhouse app

13. Indonesian early-stage VC firm SALT Ventures begins raising $20m second fund

14. East Ventures, Traveloka join $1.1m round in Indonesian martech startup

15. Singapore govt sets aside $22.7m for electric vehicles

16. Grab teams up with UniPin, Yummy Corp in Indonesia



1. Ford invests $1 billion in German plant, targets move to ‘all-electric’ passenger vehicles in Europe by 2030

2. Willis Towers Watson acquires Hong Kong’s HR tech startup Jobable

3. Amazon partners with Foxconn to make Fire TV Sticks in India



1. Tech investor Klaus Hommels launches $332 million SPAC in Europe

2. Elon Musk’s SpaceX raised $850 million, jumping valuation to about $74 billion

3. Amazon acquires Selz, a Shopify competitor that helps small businesses build online stores

4. Sinch acquires Inteliquent for $1.14B to take on Twilio in the US

5. Investing social network gets its horn after $220M Series D

6. Locus Robotics has raised a $150M Series E

7. Low-code focused OutSystems raises $150M at a $9.5B valuation

8. Crypto wallet and exchange company raises $120 million

9. TigerGraph Raises $105M To Help Companies Better Understand Data

10. Leveraging R&D Tax Credits: Inks $100M To Front Tax Credits

11. Cloud data integration platform Matillion Closes $100M Round To Make Data Useful

12. Spain’s Copado lands $96M for devops platform

13. Personetics lands $75M for AI-driven finance

14. SeedFi Banks $65M To Help Americans Build Credit, Savings

15. Helps Connect Employees With OKRs After $50M Raise

16. Fictiv raises $35M for digital manufacturing

17. Unybrands Closes $25M Seed To Acquire, Scale Online Brands

18. Peak raises $21M for enterprise AI

19. Sequoia-backed marketing analytics startup Oribi nets $15.5m in series B round

20. Strata Identity Raises $11M Series A For Multicloud Identity Management

21. Founderpath Raises $10M To Expand SaaS Lending Platform

22. Artie raises $10M for app-less mobile games

23. Edgybees raises $9.5M Series A for its aerial video augmentation service

24. Gravy raises $4.5M for its service that helps subscription businesses recover failed payments


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