1. Ant-backed MYbank 网商银行 joins China’s digital yuan pilot

2. Lizhi 荔枝, China’s second-largest podcast app, has its own Clubhouse, but only for users outside the Great Firewall

3. Meituan-backed Chinese agritech startup Wangjiahuan 望家欢 nets $123m in series B+ round

4. 宠物家Pet’em, pet severice and retail platform, raised around 100 million RMB in Series B and Series B+

5. 宝宝馋了 Baobao Chanle, health food brand for babies, rasised over 100 million RMB in Series A and Series A+

6. Medical beauty livestream e-commerce company 变美日记 closed several millions RMB in angel roound


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1. India’s Zomato valued at $5.4 billion in new $250 million investment

2. India: Online tutoring firm Vedantu acquires doubt-solving app Instasolv

3. Indonesian investment platform FUNDtastic lands $7.7 million Series A

4. Vertex, Genesis lead series A round in Indonesian social commerce firm RateS

5. Indonesian eyewear firm Saturdays bags seed funding in Alpha JWC co-led round

6. Lazada and Shopee are betting big on in-house logistics

7. Tyme raises US$110M Series B, targets digital banking license in the Philippines



1. Twitter explored buying India’s ShareChat and turning Moj into a global TikTok rival

2. Shopee to roll out ecommerce app in Mexico

3. TikTok ramps up ecommerce hiring in Indonesia, Singapore

4. India is set to clear 45 investment proposals from China



1. EU looks to drones, space communication to get ahead in tech race

2. SoftBank would buy about 25% of Adam Neumann’s stake in WeWork for $480 million under proposed settlement

3. Apple claims global smartphone market lead ahead of Samsung for first time since 2016

4. Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024 – report

5. Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors to go public in $11.75 billion blank-check merger

6. US. bank software provider Alkami plans IPO at $3 billion valuation

7. Ageras raises $73M for accounting tools

8. Creatio Looks To Go Big With Low-Code After $68M Raise

9. Splice gets $55 million for its software bringing beats from bedrooms to bandstands

10. Orka lands $40.7M for shift worker platform

11. Nanit raises another $25M for its AI-powered baby monitor

12. EquityBee raises $20M to help startup employees actually afford their stock options

13. Gophr, the UK last-mile delivery company, picks up £4M funding

14. Snack, where TikTok meets dating, gets $3.5 million in funding


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