1. Xiaomi launches its first foldable phone and camera chip as it looks to challenge Samsung

2. Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi to launch electric car business with $10 billion investment

3. China’s Geely to set up new aerospace company

4. Tencent to Equip Audi Cars with In-Car WeChat, QQ Music in New Partnership

5. Chinese state shipping giant COSCO takes stake in Bank of Kunlun

6. Chinese delivery firm FlashEx scores USD 125 million from Shunwei, SIG


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1. Dash Living secures US$8.8M+ to serve hyper-mobile millennials in cities with high room rental

2. Singapore-based Nimbly gets $4.6M to help businesses automate their standard operating procedures

3. SG’s digital escrow services provider Tazapay raises $1.75m 

4. India’s attempt to police WhatsApp and Twitter sparks pushback

5. Indian baby care startup FirstCry valued at nearly USD 2 billion

6. Indian Annapurna Finance raises $30m from Nuveen Global Impact Strategy

7. Lightspeed leads $13.5m round in Indian healthtech startup HealthPilix

8. Fundiin receives financing for its Vietnam-focused BNPL platform

9. Indonesian social commerce sees casualties as startups, VCs rush to fill gap left by e-commerce



1. Amazon acquires Indian retail startup Perpule

2. Byju’s in talks to acquire US-based reading platform Epic

3. S Korea’s SK Group mulls investment in Vietnam’s Pharmacity



1. Spotify jumps into the hot live audio trend with acquisition of Clubhouse rival Betty Labs

2. PayPal launches crypto checkout service

3. Arm Ltd debuts new chip technology aimed at overtaking data centers

4. Poland’s CD Projekt to seek M&A targets in bid to become a top gamemaker

5. Aurora, Volvo are latest partners on self-driving heavy trucks

6. Air taxi startup Lilium to go public via SPAC

7. MessageBird acquires 24sessions to bring video to its ‘omnichannel’ platform

8. HighRadius raises $300M, triples valuation to $3.1B for AI-powered fintech software

9. Staffbase raises $145M for communication tool

10. 6sense raises $125M at a $2.1B valuation for its ‘ID graph’, an AI-based predictive sales and marketing platform

11. Cameo, a startup that let users request personalized videos from celebrities, raises $100M Series C

12. Everli, the European marketplace for online grocery shopping, bags $100M Series C

13. Capitolis lands a16z-led $90M Series C for fintech SaaS platform

14. ClimaCell Becomes, Adds $77M Series D For Weather Intelligence

15. Tut or marketplace GoStudent raises €70M Series B round led by new US investor Coatue

16. Newsletter publishing platform Substack raising $65M

17. Ecovative sees a fungal future for fashion, food, and foam packaging and has a fresh $60M to make it

18. Zoomin Software Closes $52M Series C After Seeing Customers Double

19. Men’s health startup Manual raises $30M Series A from US and European investors

20. Pickup Raises $15M Series B For Big And Bulky Deliveries

21. NFT art marketplace SuperRare closes $9 million Series A

22. Gro Plants New Decentralized Finance Products With $7.1M Seed


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