1. Chinese Central Bank Official Calls for Greater International Oversight of Digital Currencies

2. Tencent Music announces biggest ever $1 billion share buyback

3. Chinese apps join celebs in backlash against Western fashion brands over Xinjiang

4. Chinese livestreaming firm Joyy posts revenue of $578m in Q4

5. Meituan’s community group-buying expansion mires firm in losses

6. Evergrande NEV shares rise 7.3% despite ballooning losses

7. Morris Garages Partners With Bilibili Esports

8. Chinese Social E-commerce App Xiaohongshu Hires New CFO From Citigroup

9. Tencent-backed mutual aid platform Qingsong Huzhu abruptly shuts down


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1. Southeast Asian tech startups raised $8.2b in 2020 despite Covid-19 impact

2. DotPe pulls in $27.5M to digitize businesses

3. The Indonesian investment app Ajaib raises $65M Series A extension led by Ribbit Capital, increasing the round’s total to $90M

4. Local real estate developer sues Bukalapak for “illegal acts”, seeks US$6.2M compensation

5. Indian ride hailer Ola doubles down on EV to drive itself out of slow growth

6. Sequoia leads $234m round of Indian lending firm for small businesses



1. Robotic automation company UiPath files to go public — revenue grew 81% last year, losses pared

2. WeWork To Go Public Via SPAC In Deal At Fraction of Former Valuation

3. With an ARR topping $250 million, LA’s vertical SAAS superstar ServiceTitan is now worth $8.3 billion

4. Woven Capital kicks off portfolio with investment in autonomous delivery company Nuro

5. Jeff Bezos-backed accounting start-up Pilot hits $1.2 billion valuation after new funding round

6. Linktree, a platform enabling easier social commerce, closes $45M Series B

7. Fintech startup Greenwood lands $40M

8. Cybersecurity company Morphisec closes new $31M round

9. Vibrant raises $7.5M for a drug-free mechanical pill to treat constipation

10. Headless commerce startup Swell raises $3.4M

11. Preveta Raises $2M To Coordinate Care For Early Disease Detection

12. Hub, a productivity platform for technical sales professionals, launches with $1M in funding


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