1. Tencent launches two cloud gaming apps for low-cost phones

2. ByteDance bets big on games with new Nuverse website

3. Clubhouse clone Duihuaba 对话吧 removed from app stores two weeks after launch, raising questions about audio chat platforms’ viability in China

4. SAIC taps Chinese chip startup for self-driving cars

5. China’s V-Capital, SaaS firm Weimob launch $77m data intelligence fund

6. Power Bank Sharing Company Energy Monster Raises $300M and Aims for US IPO

7. GL Ventures, Temasek co-lead $230m round in China’s Clover Biopharmaceuticals


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1. Singapore trials Smartphone app offering mini check-ups

2. Monk’s Hill Ventures and Qualgro lead $5m round in edfintech firm ErudiFi

3. India’s 44 unicorns create USD 106 billion in economic value for the startup ecosystem

4. Indian fintech firm MobiKwik hires advisers to set ball rolling on IPO

5.Dailyhunt parent VerSe acquires AI firm Cognirel Technologies

6. AI-driven SaaS solutions provider Impact Analytics raises $11m

7., a mail-chimp like startup for videos, nets US$1.5M seed funding

8. Indian fashion tech startup CouchFashion nets $150k as part of seed round

9. Malaysian social commerce firm AVANA eyes $15m Series A, secures initial investment



1. ZASH acquires Singapore’s video-sharing platform Lomotif to take on TikTok

2. Malaysia and Huawei to deepen ties with cybersecurity lab

3. Mixed reality startup Nreal readies global expansion

4. Chinese car maintenance startup Tuhu said to plan US IPO



1. California to enforce net neutrality after judge rejects challenge by internet providers

2. AT&T nears deal with TPG to sell large minority stake in DirecTV, U-verse at $15 billion valuation

3. Musk’s SpaceX raises $850 million in equity financing

4. Snap expects ad platform to drive annual sales growth of over 50% for many years

5. ScienceLogic, providing AI-driven monitoring solutions for hybrid cloud management, secures $105M

6. Swedish payments unicorn Klarna eyes direct listing

7. LINE, Mizuho invest in future “smartphone bank” in Japan

8. Smart Home SaaS Startup Plume Raises $270M Series E, Reaching $1.35B Valuation

9. Reddit ups Series E round by another $116 million

10. South African digital bank TymeBank lands $109M from UK and Philippines investors

11. Anuvia Plant Nutrients Lands $103M Series C To Scale Bio-Based Fertilizers

12. Shippo Lands $45M To Make Shipping Easier For E-Commerce Businesses

13. Electric Raises $40M To Help SMBs With IT Needs

14. After 80% ARR growth in 2020, Saltmine snags $20M to help employees return to a ‘new normal’ office

15. Skincare Company Heyday Bags $20M Series B To Expand Store Footprint Nationally

16. Wisetack raises $19M as its buy-now-pay-later service for IRL services scales

17. Data Science For Brands: SoundCommerce Bags $15M Series A To Optimize Operations, Shopper Experiences

18. Katana raises $11M Series A to be the SaaS powering ‘manufacturing entrepreneurs’

19. 3D model provider CGTrader raises $9.5M Series B led by Evli Growth Partners


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